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The Warming Center Program

Warming Center Program is a temporary coldest and wettest nights warming shelter. We've taken a strong stand that no one should have to sleep outside when it freezes. We activate Warming Centers when weather forecasts trigger our Temperature Thresholds with forecasts of: 34 degrees or lower; 36 degrees following a day of rain (quality of rain is considered); on the fourth night that rain is forecast and every consecutive night of rain. Forecasts fluctuate a great deal. It shouldn't be assumed that if a temperature forecast has crossed the Temperature Threshold several days out that the center will automatically open. Often temperature forecasts rise. We'll usually lock in program activation within 2 or 3 days in advance. The program utilizes a system of site-locations, volunteers, materials such as floor pads and blankets, a shuttle van, 211 Emergency Hotline, a center operating plan, etc.

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Santa Cruz, CA, 95060

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1740 17th Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Phone: 831-427-5070

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