Here are respite and cooling centers opening in Sacramento this week

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory in Sacramento, forecasting temperatures above 100 degrees for Tuesday (June 21) and Wednesday (June 22).

Many jurisdictions in the region are set to open places where residents can cool off. The City of Sacramento will activate its Outreach and Engagement Center at 3615 Auburn Blvd. as a respite center Tuesday and Wednesday. It will be open noon to 8 p.m.

The Auburn Boulevard site can accommodate up to 50 people at a time and will accept pets. It has storage available for personal belongings if needed. In addition to air-conditioning, the site offers water, snacks and places to recharge phones and other devices.

With temperatures expected to hover around 100 for several more days, the City will monitor the NWS forecast and activate the Auburn Boulevard facility as needed.

Around the region, some buildings are opening specifically as respite centers; others are offering extended hours in public lobbies or are available for this use during regular business hours. For example, City community centers and 28 public libraries are open during their regular business hours, and people can use these air-conditioned buildings as places to cool off.

In addition, the County of Sacramento is offering three Department of Human Assistance offices as cooling centers June 21-27. These centers will be open 4-8 p.m. during the week and 2-8 p.m. on weekends.

  • DHA Annex (1725 28th St., Sacramento, 95816)
  • DHA Service Center (5747 Watt Ave., North Highlands, 95660)
  • DHA Service Center (2450 Florin Road, Sacramento, 95822)

Other nearby cities also are offering places to cool down. The days and hours of these operations vary. Please call 2-1-1 or visit

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