Sonoma County cold weather resources
Sonoma County works closely with local homeless providers to ensure needs are being met and helps augment with additional resources as needed during freeze alerts. Where noted, these facilities and spaces are in addition to year-round shelters. The additional beds and spaces help protect people from the year’s harshest weather. Spaces may be available on a first-come, first-served basis, and may offer wraparound services as well.
West County Community Services
Services and navigation provided at the former Bank of America building. For more information visit: https://www.westcountyservices.org/emergency-winter-shelter/
COTS (Committee on the Shelterless) at 900 Hopper Street for overnight warming from 6 p.m. - 7 a.m. COTS will also expedite shelter intakes for folks interested in housing-focused shelter options. Warm lunch and dinner provided to anyone in the community who needs it, regardless of whether they are residing in the shelter.
COTS can accommodate up to three for overnight periods in the cafeteria space during the cold snap. The COTS outreach team will carry wet-weather items this week including umbrellas and ponchos for people who do not want to come into the shelter. Transportation and same-day application processing will be completed for individuals who desire a shelter option.
Social Advocates for Youth
Operating December 1 through March 31. Nightly shelter for youth ages 18-24 to escape the cold temperatures. Winter shelter is being held in the Multi-Purpose rooms at Dream Center. Call the crisis line before 5 pm (1-888-729-0012) to reserve a spot OR Drop in at Coffee House Teen Shelter before 5 pm to reserve a spot located at 1243 Ripley St. Santa Rosa. Details are:
- Site is only for youths age 18-24
- After reserving a spot, youth must arrive at Coffee House Teen Shelter from 6 pm-7 pm for transportation to Dream Center
- Call for crisis line to reserve your spot 1-888-729-0012
City of Sonoma
Homeless Action Sonoma (HAS) is operating a navigation center and warming station at 867 West Napa Street (site of the former Community Café). The center is open from 2:00 p.m. until 10:00 a.m. seven days a week, for anyone who needs a place to get out of the wet and cold nights.