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. 31 through Friday morning, Feb. 2 for residents who need a place to get out of the forecasted heavy rains and gusty winds. The National Weather Service (NWS) has forecasted a storm to impact the North Bay with a Flood Watch in effect from early Wednesday morning though Friday morning, and a Wind Advisory in effect from early Wednesday morning through early Thursday morning.
The warming center will be located at Catholic Charities’ Homeless Services Center at Caritas Center in downtown Santa Rosa at 301 6th St. Suite 108; the entrance is on Morgan and 6th Streets. The facility has indoor space and outdoor space 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.