City highlights winter weather contingency plan

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Following the recent snow and freezing temperatures, the City of Fort Wayne has released its Winter Weather Contingency plan for 2022-23. Plans to keep anyone in need safe during winter weather are primarily the same as last year.

The Rescue Mission at 404. E. Washington Blvd. will be the primary provider for the winter weather contingency plan and is open. Regardless of temperature, The Rescue Mission will provide a warming/day shelter every day from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Anyone is welcome, provided they follow Rescue Mission guidelines. Three daily meals will also be provided at 7 a.m., 12 p.m., and 5 p.m. Please enter from the community entrance which is the entrance closest to Matthew 25.

Life House, The Rescue Mission’s Emergency Shelter for men, will provide overnight emergency shelter for adult men, provided they are able to follow Rescue Mission guidelines. Check-in time is from 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Charis House, The Rescue Mission’s Transitional Living house for women with or without children, now also provides an emergency shelter for single women with no children. Intakes will be done at 404 E. Washington Blvd. from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The women will be transported to Charis House.

Help may be requested from additional partners if necessary.

Those partners include:

-Just Neighbors Interfaith Homeless Network will provide overnight shelter for families with children.

-St. Joseph Missions Women’s Shelter will coordinate and provide overnight shelter for single women. Single women experiencing homelessness can contact the Women’s Shelter directly. If the Shelter isn’t able to provide help, they will direct individuals to The Rescue Mission.

The Rescue Mission oversees the intake of all individuals and families in need of shelter. Anyone in need of shelter needs to first start at The Rescue Mission and not go directly to the other organizations providing help.