Fellowship Missions Opens Cold Weather Warming Center

WARSAW — This winter Fellowship Missions will be open as a warming center during the day for anyone who needs protection from the freezing temperatures. Fellowship Missions will open their gathering room when the temperature is at, or below, 32 degrees Fahrenheit during the day, the wind chill factor is at, or will fall to, 32 degrees or below anytime during the day or there are, or will be, blizzard conditions during the day.

Hours for the warming center are:

  •  Monday through Saturday 9 a.m.  to 4 p.m.
  •  Sunday 1 p.m.  to 4 p.m.

There will be zero tolerance for drug and/or alcohol use on the premises. Any person using on site will be permanently barred from the property and services. Everyone will need to pass a breathalyzer before they are allowed to enter.

Anyone showing any indication of drug and/or alcohol influence has chosen to be excused from the property with consequences ranging from no access to the day center property for one week for a first offense to being permanently barred from the property and services for a fourth offense.

  • No weapons of any kind will be allowed on the property
  • No hostile, aggressive or abusive actions and no demeaning, offensive, abusive or sexually explicit talk shall be tolerated.
  • No public displays of romantic affection. Staff will determine what is appropriate and what is not.
  • All staff and volunteers are to be treated with respect and courtesy. Receiving their services is a privilege, not an entitlement.

There is also a winter contingency plan in place from Nov. 1 to  April 1.

A “weather night” will be declared when the temperature is at, or will fall to, 32 degrees Fahrenheit or below anytime during the overnight period, the wind chill factor is at, or will fall to, 32 degrees or below anytime during the overnight period or when there are, or will be, blizzard conditions anytime during the overnight period.

Individuals may come to Fellowship Missions on declared “weather nights” between the hours of 4 and 8 p.m. Intakes after 8 p.m. will be taken by referral only.

Any individual or agency may learn if a weather night has been declared by calling Fellowship Missions at (574) 268-9555. The message will be updated daily no later than 3 p.m.

Fellowship Missions is located at 1520 E. Winona Avenue, Warsaw.

 

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