City of Jackson to open shelter Saturday

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The City of Jackson will open the Opportunity Center Shelter in anticipation of possible freezing temperatures this weekend.

The shelter is on 845 W. Amite Street. It will open Saturday night and any other night the temperature dips below freezing.

The city’s Department of Human and Cultural Services is working with Stewpot Community Services to open the shelter. For more information, contact 601-949-3540

Here’s a listen of other shelters that could open in case of freezing temperatures:

Matt’s House Women’s Shelter, located at 343 Adelle St., is open to women and women with children. The number is 601-948-2873.

The Stewpot Billy Brumfield Shelter, located at 1244 S. Gallatin St., is open for homeless men.  The number is 601-948-2864.

The Gateway Rescue Mission shelter, located at 328 S. Gallatin St., is also open. The shelter number is 601-944-0409.

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