Safe Rides Program Activated for Homeless During Severe Weather

The Office of Homeless Services offers free shuttle rides to shelters during extreme storms.

The Office of Homeless Services has announced the activation of its “Safe Rides” program to assist those experiencing homelessness during today’s extreme weather conditions. This initiative is part of the office’s ongoing efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of vulnerable individuals during severe storms. The “Safe Rides” program has been a crucial component of the Office’s services for the past two years, providing free shuttle rides to safe locations.

The service will be available from 10 a.m. on May 8, 2024, until 8 a.m. on May 9, 2024. During this period, individuals in need can access free transportation to various safe havens such as Room In The Inn, libraries, community centers, and the Nashville Rescue Mission. The initiative aims to offer a secure and comfortable environment for those who are most at risk during extreme weather conditions.

To request a ride, individuals can call 615-844-3399. The shuttle service will pick up requestees and transport them to the designated safe locations. During daytime hours, the service will focus on transporting individuals to Room In The Inn, libraries, and community centers. After hours, the shuttle will take individuals to the Nashville Rescue Mission, ensuring they have a safe place to stay overnight.

For those seeking weather and safety updates, a dedicated line has been established at 615-862-6391. This line will provide real-time information on the weather situation and any additional safety measures being implemented.

The Office of Homeless Services is committed to serving the needs of the community, especially during times of crisis. By providing these essential services, the “Safe Rides” program plays a vital role in protecting the well-being of Nashville’s homeless population during extreme weather events.

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