City preparing to give updates on first shelter of its kind, Winter Triage Center in North Sacramento

A first-of-its-kind, City-funded, Winter Triage Center opened its doors to the City’s most chronically homeless in North Sacramento in early December, 2017.  As the shelter is more than half-way through its operational period, City staff are preparing to give City Council members and the community a mid-season report in the coming weeks.  The shelter is currently scheduled to close on March 31.

Staff will share data on shelter clients, present an overview of program partnerships, detail the efforts to address any impacts to the surrounding neighborhoods, review lessons learned and next steps for shelter operations.

  • First, City staff will present the information to Sacramento City Council at its Tuesday, Feb. 27 council meeting beginning at 6 p.m.
  • Second, the City will host a community meeting on Thursday, March 1, 6:30 – 8 p.m., at the The Artisan Theatre at Real Life Church, 1901 Del Paso Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95815.

Open and staffed 24/7, the Winter Triage Center has assisted the chronically homeless who typically do not or cannot access traditional shelters. Specifically, nearly all come with partners, possessions, and mental and physical disabilities.

The goals of the triage center are to provide a place for them to avoid winter weather conditions and to connect them to care services and provide options toward transitional housing.