City to activate Auburn Boulevard Outreach and Engagement Center as cooling location during heat wave

The National Weather Service is forecasting triple-digit temperatures for Sacramento beginning Thursday, Sept. 1, and continuing into the following week. To assist residents, the City of Sacramento will activate the Auburn Boulevard Outreach and Engagement Center from 2 to 10 p.m. Sept. 1-7.

The center, at 3615 Auburn Blvd., provides a place for up to 50 people to escape the heat. It offers limited space for pets and belongings in addition to water, snacks and places to recharge devices. The site is not yet open for overnight guests. The City plans to open the facility as a full-time outreach and engagement center offering overnight respite within a few weeks.

Sacramento County is also opening three cooling centers, Thursday, Sept. 1, through Wednesday, Sept. 7.

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

These County offices are open to the public during regular business days from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and extended hours to 8 p.m. for cooling during the heat wave.  Over the holiday weekend, they will be open for cooling from 2 to 8 p.m.

In South Sacramento, Capitol City Seventh-Day Adventist Church (6701 Lemon Hill Ave.) also will be operating a cooling center from noon to 7 p.m. Sept. 1-5.

Many other cooling centers will be open in the Sacramento region on various days and hours. Please click here for a map showing the locations of cooling centers open on any given day.

With hot temperatures coinciding with a long holiday weekend, it is important for people to reduce the threat of heat-related impacts to their health. The Sacramento County Department of Public Health offers important health and safety tips on its website.


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