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Better Together: Homelessness Initiatives

Posted on: January 31, 2020

Sierra Roots Weather Shelter for Homeless Residents Will Open Sunday and Monday

Sierra Roots WEATHER SHELTER_NewsFlash

The National Weather Service is predicting significantly cold LOW temperatures Sunday and Monday nights in the Nevada City and Grass Valley area.  Considering the weather predictions, Sierra Roots, City of Nevada City, and the County of Nevada are activating the Extreme Weather Shelter Protocol for the nights of Sunday and Monday, February 2nd and 3rd. The Sierra Roots Weather Shelter will open at 4:30 p.m. in Nevada City.  The shelter closes at 7:30 a.m. in the morning the next day. This collaborative effort temporarily shelters one of our most vulnerable populations during extreme weather events and connects homeless residents to additional available services.

The Homeless Outreach and Medical Engagement Team (HOME Team) will provide case management services to attendees and Hospitality House will assist in providing HAT Van transportation to and from the sheltering locations.  The Nevada County Veteran Services Office will also be available for connecting homeless veterans to available services.

Location:

City of Nevada City:

  • Veteran’s Hall (lower level) 415 North Pine Street, Nevada City CA 95959

Grass Valley Area:

  • Salvation Army will not be open during this event

Further assistance for homeless residents can also be gained by dialing 2-1-1 or 1(844) 319-4119 to speak with a local 211 Connecting Point call specialist.

Shelter Activation Protocol:

  • Per the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services- National Weather Service’s LOW temperature prediction for the City of Nevada City is forecasted to be at or below 30 degrees, for a period of 4 hours or more overnight; or
  • National Weather Service LOW temperature prediction for the City of Nevada City is at or below 32 degrees, for a period of 4 hours or more overnight, with snow on the ground in Nevada City; or
  • Per the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services- National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Western Nevada County for elevations at or below 3,000 feet.
  • Any other extreme weather event or condition identified by the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services in consultation with Nevada County Health and Human Services Agency and City staff.

Better Together Nevada County 

Better Together Nevada County is an overall strategy spearheaded by 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 ConnectingPoint.org/BetterTogether. 

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