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Stewpot opening Opportunity Center for overnight refuge from the cold

Facility stays open through the night whenever temperature drops below 35
Stewpot's Opportunity Center (Source: WLBT)
Stewpot's Opportunity Center (Source: WLBT)
Updated: Mar. 4, 2019 at 11:17 AM CST
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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Stewpot Community Services is opening its Opportunity Center for people who have no other shelter from the cold.

Stewpot's Opportunity Center (Source: WLBT)
Stewpot's Opportunity Center (Source: WLBT)

The center, located at 845 West Amite Street, is typically open only during the day, but through a partnership with the City of Jackson, it turns into a 24-hour operation whenever the temperature drops below 35°. It was open Sunday night, and Stewpot executive director Jill Buckley says it will stay open each night at least through Wednesday to provide a warm place to sleep. It begins accepting overnight guests at 3:30 in the afternoon.

Stewpot's Opportunity Center (Source: WLBT)
Stewpot's Opportunity Center (Source: WLBT)

Stewpot also operates the Billy Brumfield Shelter for men at 1244 South Gallatin Street. It is open every night and begins accepting clients at 4:00 p.m.

Matt’s House, a Stewpot shelter for women and children, is located at 343 Adelle Street and begins accepting clients at about 2:30.

For more information about all of Stewpot Community Services’ ministries, click here.

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