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Warming centers open across Sacramento, Stockton and Tracy as cold front sweeps in

Sacramento officials announced they are adding a third location to the warming centers active on the nights of both Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, 2022.
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64-year-old Mark Matthews finds a place to rest his feet inside of Sacramento City Hall for the night as the city opens the doors for a warming center.

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, Calif. — With temperatures expected to dip below freezing in the coming days, warming centers are popping up to help people stay warm.

Despite winter storms coming to an end for the time being, chilly weather will be sticking around with temperatures expected to drop into the upper 20s and low 30s Friday and Saturday night.

For a full forecast breakdown, click HERE. To view a list of warming centers, continue below.


Hagginwood Community Center at 3271 Marysville Blvd., and the Sacramento City Hall lobby are set to become warming centers from from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 31, and Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022 as cold temperatures hit the area.

Capitol City Seventh-Day Adventist Church is also partnering with city officials to open up a temporary warming center on 6701 Lemon Hill Avenue during the same days and hours.

Creekside Adult School will open as a warming center from from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. Jan. 1 to Jan. 2. In partnership with the county, Sacramento Regional Transit [SacRT] is offering bus rides to the county warming center.

While a spokesperson for the city said forecasted overnight temperatures in the low 30s on those two days prompted the reopening, the activation could be extended into Sunday.

"The City has approximately 1,000 beds in various settings for people experiencing homelessness, but they are currently full, and the respite centers offer an alternative to those most vulnerable during this cold weather event," the city said in a press release.

With the National Weather Service forecasting overnight temperatures in the low 30s in Sacramento Friday and Saturday...

Posted by City of Sacramento, Government on Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Elk Grove

The Elk Grove Overnight Warming Location Cooperative is opening at Good Shepard Catholic Church at 9539 Racquet Court Friday through Sunday. The center is open to anyone 18 and older and it runs from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. No pets are allowed.


Stockton city officials announced two "warming zones" are opening for unhoused residents seeking refuge from freezing temperatures.

The Arnold Rue Community Center and Stribley Community Center—on 5758 Lorraine Ave., and 1760 E Sonora St., respectively — will open for check-in at 8 p.m. and check-out time will be at 7 a.m.


Tracy, meanwhile, partnered with Good Shepherd Community Church to host a warming shelter at the location every night from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. until Mar. 31, 2022.

Placer County

A spokesperson for the Placer County Office of Emergency Services said the Auburn Public Library on 175 Almond St. will be extending its hours to 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

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