Jackson, Tennessee (January 11, 2024) – In preparation for the upcoming freezing weather, the City of
Jackson has designated two sites to provide emergency shelter for homeless men, women and children
from 4 p.m. on January 14, 2024 to 9 a.m. on January 17, 2024.
The emergency shelter location for homeless men will be at the Carl Perkins Civic Center (400 S.
Highland Ave, Jackson, TN). The emergency shelter location for homeless women and children will be at
First United Methodist Church Mission Center (200 S. Church St. Jackson, TN).
West Tennessee Healthcare’s Hope and Healing Foundation is assisting the community by providing
funding to address the immediate and critical needs for those seeking aid at the local shelters and for
future emergency needs.
The Hope and Healing Foundation is calling on the community to join hands with us in supporting this
crucial initiative for those in need during the upcoming harsh winter conditions. The funds raised will be
utilized to assist the City of Jackson in providing emergency shelter, warm clothing, and essential
supplies to those at risk of exposure to extreme weather conditions.
Here’s how you can contribute:
- Monetary donations will be accepted at the Hope and Healing Foundation at
- Donate nonperishable food items can be dropped off at RIFA (133 Airways Blvd, Jackson, TN)
- Toiletries, t-shirts, sweat pants, socks, and coats can be dropped off at the respective
West Tennessee Healthcare has a longstanding commitment to serving the community and the Hope
and Healing Foundation is a testament to its dedication to ensuring the well-being of all residents,
especially during challenging times.
To find out more about the Hope and Healing Foundation, and to learn how your donation can make a positive difference in the lives of others, visit www.wthhopeandhealing.org or contact Donna Stines at Donna.Stines@wth.org or (731) 541-HOPE (4673) or Vicki Lake at Vicki.Lake@wth.org or (731) 984-2160.
About West Tennessee Healthcare:
West Tennessee Healthcare is a public, not-for-profit healthcare system with locations serving 19
counties in West Tennessee and Southeast Missouri. The mission of West Tennessee Healthcare is to
improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve while providing exceptional and
compassionate care. For more information, visit www.wth.org.