City of Sacramento extends warming centers through Dec. 21

The City of Sacramento has extended weather-respite operations at both its Outreach and Engagement Center and the North Fifth Street Shelter through Dec. 21, as the region continues to experience cold temperatures.

Both locations will be open for short-term weather respite from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. Walk-ups will be accepted, with the OEC (3615 Auburn Blvd.) able to accommodate up to 50 guests and the North Fifth shelter lobby (700 North Fifth St.) able to accommodate up to 20 guests. (Please note that North Fifth is for adults only and is unable to accommodate pets.)

In addition, the County of Sacramento has extended operations of its DHA Annex (1725 28th St.) as a warming center. It is open from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. through Dec. 21.

Sacramento Regional Transit will continue to provide free rides to and from designated warming centers including the Outreach and Engagement Center, DHA Annex and the North Fifth Street Shelter.

The ride-free program is available from 7 p.m. to approximately 10 p.m. and from approximately 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. It also allows people to use SacRT light rail for free to get to the Watt/I-80 station, which connects to bus Route 1 for the Outreach and Engagement Center. Riders will need to inform SacRT staff that they are going to/leaving the warming centers. For more information, please view SacRT’s warming-center transportation flyer.

For a complete list of warming centers in the region, please visit this resource page from 211 or call 211.

The City and County will continue to monitor the National Weather Service’s forecast and extend warming-center operations as needed.

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