The City of Sacramento has activated weather-respite operations at both its Outreach and Engagement Center and the North Fifth Street Shelter through Monday, Jan. 23, as the region faces a continued period of cold nighttime 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.)
The County of Sacramento also has activated the lobby of the Department of Human Assistance building (1725 28th St.) as weather respite, and walk-ups are accepted. It is open from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. through the weekend. This location has space for approximately 60 people. In addition, the County has increased capacity at the North A Shelter and continues to operate with its weather-based motel-voucher program. Those programs are referral only.
Sacramento Regional Transit is continuing to provide free rides to and from local weather-respite centers (see flyer below).
The City and County will continue to monitor the National Weather Service’s forecast and extend warming-center operations as needed.