Sulzbacher has opened temporary sleeping areas for people experiencing homelessness as overnight temperatures in Northeast Florida have dropped below 40 degrees.
In addition to housing more than 400 people at its two campuses, the agency has provided temporary sleeping areas for men at its Downtown Campus, and for women and families at its Village campus.
People in need of shelter during the frigid evenings have kept warm with sleeping palettes and blankets. Sulzbacher also has served them breakfast the following morning and has provided them with winter weather coats and jackets donated by the community.
Sulzbacher gives homeless men, women and children an opportunity to achieve a better life. The agency’s comprehensive services include street outreach, daily meals, emergency housing, case management support, veteran services, and job placement assistance. It also has permanent supportive housing, scattered-site housing and a therapeutic early learning center.
Also, medical, dental, and mental health care are provided on its downtown campus, at the beaches and at its pediatric health center at Sulzbacher Village, along with several school-based health clinics operated in conjunction with Wolfson Children’s Hospital.
For more information, visit www.sulzbacherjax.org .