Homeless Resources

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In this page you will find:

-Updates on City of Vallejo projects aimed at supporting residents who are experiencing homelessness.

-Resources for people experiencing homelessness.

-Updates on warming center and cooling center openings.

-Opportunities to volunteer and/or donate to the extreme weather centers (e.g. warming and cooling centers)

-Updates on townhalls, community meetings or other engagement opportunities to voice your perspective and opinions related to the topic of homelessness.

For more information regarding these resources please reach out to:

Miriam Magaña Lopez

miriam.magana@cityofvallejo.net

707-554-5903

In this page you will find:

-Updates on City of Vallejo projects aimed at supporting residents who are experiencing homelessness.

-Resources for people experiencing homelessness.

-Updates on warming center and cooling center openings.

-Opportunities to volunteer and/or donate to the extreme weather centers (e.g. warming and cooling centers)

-Updates on townhalls, community meetings or other engagement opportunities to voice your perspective and opinions related to the topic of homelessness.

For more information regarding these resources please reach out to:

Miriam Magaña Lopez

miriam.magana@cityofvallejo.net

707-554-5903

  • Warming Shelter: Volunteer Opportunities

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    Are you interested in volunteering at a winter warming shelter or a summer cooling center? We are looking for volunteers to help us!

    Please contact Miriam Magaña Lopez at miriam.magana@cityofvallejo.net to be added to our volunteer database. When an extreme weather event happens and it triggers an opening, we will contact volunteers with anticipated needs. As a volunteer you can chose to volunteer once or as many times as you'd like.

    Volunteer Role: Volunteers help guests sign in and out of the warming/cooling shelter, offer blankets/pillows, and food/drinks, as available. Volunteers may be asked to help pass out flyers with resource information and help unpack or pack up supplies depending on needs. All volunteers will get an over the phone or in-person orientation to help them feel prepared for their volunteer shift. All volunteers are required to fill out and sign the City of Vallejo and Greater Vallejo Recreation District (GVRD) volunteer application; the applications will be sent ahead of time.

    If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Miriam Magaña Lopez at miriam.magana@cityofvallejo.net.

  • Warming Shelter: Donations

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    Thank you for your interest in donating items to the warming shelters. Donated items have been appreciated by the warming shelters guests. If you want to donate items, please coordinate with Miriam Magaña Lopez at miriam.magana@cityofvallejo.net to determine a drop off time and location. Please do not drop items off at the warming center without prior coordination since we have limited storage space.

    Items that we welcome:

    -Non-perishable snacks that are individually wrapped such as granola bars, nuts, oatmeal cups, cup ramen, etc.

    -Hot chocolate, tea packets or instant coffee

    -Disposable hot drink cups, mixing sticks

    -Warm accessories such as new socks, gently worn beanies & scarfs. All items must be new or clean. Unfortunately due to lack of storage space we cannot accept other clothing items; please reach out to other groups in Vallejo who may accept these items.

    -If you want to provide a warm meal for either dinner or breakfast when we open a warming shelter, please reach out to us before dropping off food.

    Please contact Miriam Magaña Lopez at miriam.magana@cityofvallejo.net if you have any questions or to coordinate donation drop off.

  • Warming Center Updates: Extreme Weather Policy Finalized

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    Vallejo, CA - The City of Vallejo is pleased to announce the completion of its Extreme Weather Policy.

    This policy provides guidelines and procedures for staff to open an “Extreme Weather Center” in the City of Vallejo for the unsheltered population or community members without access to a viable shelter with a heat/cooling source. The space will provide temporary relief and respite for citizens during Extreme Weather Events.

    The following will dictate the opening of an Extreme Weather Center. Anytime the National Weather Service (“NWS”) forecasts:

    • Two (2) consecutive days with overnight lows below 35 degrees Fahrenheit
    • Two (2) consecutive nights of rainfall with major or extreme risk levels as determined by the NWS
    • Two (2) consecutive days with highs of 100 degrees Fahrenheit
    • The forecast of an extreme event that poses a risk to life and safety

    View the full policy by clicking here.

    We encourage all community members to sign up for city communications and follow city social media accounts to be notified when an Extreme Weather Center opens. The messaging will include details regarding the center location, space availability, and any other important information. Sign up for city communications by clicking here.

Page published: 19 Jan 2023, 03:16 PM