Rescue mission

Father Joe’s, rescue mission to house people in cold weather

Inside the homeless tent at Father Joe’s Villages. Courtesy of Father Joe

The weather shelter program will be activated later Monday at Father Joe’s villages and San Diego Rescue Mission to help the homeless, according to the San Diego Housing Commission.

From 4 p.m. and all night long, the Père Joe Villages can accommodate up to 45 adults and will have 10 additional beds for families with minor children or single women. The departure will be at 5 am on Tuesday. Father Joe’s is located at 1501 Imperial Ave.

Starting at 5:30 p.m. and overnight until 7 a.m. Tuesday, the Rescue Mission at 120 Elm Street will accommodate up to 10 people.

The announcement comes as the county experiences a cold winter, with another storm expected on Monday, the National Weather Service said. Nightly lows will be in the 40s along the coast and fall in the 20s and 30s in the mountains and in the 30s and 40s in the valleys.

Temperatures are expected to stay cooler than average this week, with highs in the 1950s along the coast and the upper 1940s and 1950s in valleys and mountains.

–City news service

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