Cold weather shelter to open Tuesday night

Posted on November 12, 2019 by Staff reports

A cold weather shelter for the homeless or heatless will be open Tuesday night, November 12 at Ferris Hill Baptist Church, located at 6848 Chaffin Street in Milton. 

Those who would like to stay at the shelter must arrive between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. No one will be admitted after 8:30 p.m. unless brought in by law enforcement. The shelter closes at 7 a.m. each morning.

Santa Rosa County’s cold weather shelter is operated by Ferris Hill Baptist Church, utilizing volunteer resources and donations.
It opens each night weather is forecast to drop below 40 degrees, typically December through March.
Organizers say the shelter is for people who are homeless or cannot maintain heat in their home, can care for themselves, and are not at risk to themselves or others.
Additionally, No one will be admitted to the shelter who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, unable to walk unaided or disoriented.