Nevada City, Calif. - The National Weather Service predicts COLD weather Saturday night, January 6th, through Monday morning, January 8th. Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Cold Weather Shelter Protocol for Saturday and Sunday nights.
The shelter will open at 4:30 p.m. Saturday night in Nevada City at the Veterans Hall (lower level), 415 North Pine Street in Nevada City and will accept guests until 8:00 p.m. The shelter will close at 7:30 a.m. Monday morning. This is a collaborative effort to temporarily shelter one of our most vulnerable populations during extreme weather events and connects unhoused residents to additional services.
With Sierra Roots leading the effort, the Homeless Outreach and Medical Engagement Team (HOME Team) will provide case management services to attendees. Hospitality House will provide Homeless Access Transportation (HAT) to and from the sheltering location. The Nevada County Veteran Services Office will also connect unhoused veterans to available services.
Shelter Location and Assistance
The Cold Weather Shelter is located at the Veterans Hall (lower level), 415 North Pine Street in Nevada City.
Anyone experiencing a housing crisis can gain further referral assistance for shelter, food, healthcare, and other services by dialing 2-1-1 or 1(844) 319-4119 to speak with a local 211 Connecting Point call specialist.
If you see or know someone experiencing homelessness or have concerns about unhoused individuals, contact the HOME Team.
Call: (530) 470-2686 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shelter Activation Protocol
Better Together Nevada County
Better Together Nevada County is an overall strategy spearheaded by the County of Nevada to support innovative and meaningful collaboration with key stakeholders while educating the public and inviting them to be part of the solution. Community members wishing to learn more about volunteer opportunities to support non-profit organizations working on homelessness can visit the Better Together Volunteer Hub at volunteerhub.connectingpoint.org/bettertogether.
Sierra Roots takes a grass roots relationship-based approach in our work with homeless people and acknowledges the dignity of the homeless person and nurtures the connections within the community to lessen isolation and promote well-being. Sierra Roots is dedicated to listening to and collaborating with homeless people in helping them to define and meet their needs and is committed to helping homeless people secure safe homes and to progress in health and self-reliance. For more information about Sierra Roots, visit http://www.sierraroots.org/.