City to open Outreach and Engagement Center for weather respite

With the National Weather Service predicting rain in the coming days, the City of Sacramento on Thursday, Dec. 29 and Friday, Dec. 30 will expand the capacity of the Outreach and Engagement Center for people who want to escape the weather.

The OEC (3615 Auburn Blvd.) will be open for short-term weather respite from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. Walk-ups will be accepted, with the OEC able to accommodate up to 50 guests.

Sacramento Regional Transit will continue to provide free rides to and from the OEC.

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 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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