City of Sacramento will open respite centers for unsheltered residents Friday and Saturday nights

With the National Weather Service forecasting nighttime temperatures dropping into the low 30s over the weekend, the City of Sacramento is opening two overnight respite centers to accommodate people experiencing homelessness.

City Hall Lobby, at 915 I St., and the Hagginwood Community Center, at 3271 Marysville Boulevard, will both be open Friday, Dec. 17, and Saturday, Dec. 18, from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.

Both City locations will provide a warm place to stay, blankets, snacks, water, and restrooms. There is covered, protected outdoor space that can accommodate pets in kennels or crates.

The City of Sacramento has approximately 1,100 beds in various settings for people experiencing homelessness. They are currently full. The respite centers offer an alternative to those most vulnerable during this severe weather event.

City staff continues to monitor the weather and will extend respite center operations as necessary.

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