Jacksonville mayor endorses daytime homeless shelterThe creation of a daytime homeless shelter in the urban core is being supported by Jacksonville's mayor.
The shelter, proposed by area non-profits, would help the homeless and needy off the streets and into jobs. Mayor John Peyton says it would be located at the Sulzbacher Center and provide a location for individuals to do laundry, make phone calls and receive counseling.
Read The Florida Times-Union report here. And read the mayor's speech about his vision for Jacksonville here (the part about the daytime shelter is near the end, under the heading "Making Downtown More Appealing.")