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Winter Storms and Extreme Cold

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Sonoma County’s system of care partners with local service providers to offer winter shelter bed space, or other sleeping alternatives where shelters are not available.  This is in addition to year-round shelters, and helps protect community members from the harshest weather during the winter. There will be 53 winter beds available on a first-come, first-served basis, with many offering wraparound services as well.

Frost or Freeze warnings pose a significant health risk, particularly to the elderly, young children, the unsheltered and those with chronic illness. When exposed to cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it can be produced. To keep yourself and your loved ones safe, you should know how to prepare before a cold front or winter storm hits.

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Alerts, Warnings & Orders

There are no winter storm or extreme cold emergency events in Sonoma County, however this page will populate with the latest information in the case of a critical incident.

Sonoma County winter shelters

Sonoma County Winter Shelters offer 53 beds in addition to year-round shelters and help to protect people from the year’s harshest weather. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and may offer wraparound services as well.

Reach for Home

  • Open when temperature falls below 38° or two or more days of rain
  • Limited dinners available
  • Check-in 6 – 9 p.m.; Check-out 7 a.m.
  • For adults and families

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
209 W. Matheson Street, Healdsburg
(707) 433-6161

Redwood Gospel Mission

  • 5 p.m. – 7 a.m.
  • Intake: Daily at 1 p.m. in the Chapel, must have ID
  • For adults and families – sober shelter

Entertaining Angels Nomadic Shelter Program
101 6th Street, Santa Rosa
(707) 542-4817

Social Advocates for Youth

  • 7 p.m. – 8 a.m.
  • For youth ages 18-24 years only

Dream Center Emergency Shelter
2447 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa
Youth Crisis Line: (888) 729-0012

Drop-in center: Catholic Charities

  • Tuesday Nov. 29 – Thursday Dec. 1: 7:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.
  • Homeless Services Center of Catholic Charities’ new Caritas Center in downtown Santa Rosa at 301 6th St. Suite 108; the entrance is on Morgan and 6th Streets
  • The Warming Center is a drop-in place to warm up and charge devices; it is not a shelter, and no cots for sleeping will be provided. However, individuals who seek indoor emergency shelter will be provided with a referral.

Homeless Services Center
610 Wilson St., Santa Rosa, CA
Coordinated Entry: (866) 542-5480



The use of sandbags is a simple but effective way to prevent or reduce flood water damage and erosion. Properly filled and placed sandbags can act as a barrier to divert moving water.

For information about sandbag stations in your area, visit:

Stations in unincorporated Sonoma County are self-fill, open to all and available 24 hours a day: