The City of Santa Rosa, in partnership with Catholic Charities, will open a temporary drop-in warming center 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. beginning Wednesday night, Jan. 4 through Thur. morning, Jan. 5 for residents who need a place to get out of forecasted extreme weather conditions. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flood Watch for Sonoma County. The Flood Watch is in effect from late Tuesday night (Jan. 3) to Thursday afternoon (Jan. 5) as a potent atmospheric river will move into the region.
The warming center will be located at Catholic Charities’ Caritas Center in downtown Santa Rosa at 301 6th St. Suite 108; the entrance is on Morgan and 6th Streets. The Caritas Center facility has indoor space and outdoor space warmed by radiant heaters to host up to 90 individuals. 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.
The City is notifying community members of the warming center opening, including outreach to individuals experiencing homelessness in Santa Rosa.