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View/Download the Press Release as a PDF Sonoma, CA – February 29, 2024 --- The City of Sonoma will open a temporary emergency warming center (Warming Center) Friday, March 1, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. in the Haven parking lot in Sonoma. Based on freezing temperatures forecasted by the National Weather Service, the center will remain...

Freezing temperatures are expected this weekend and in response, the City of Sonoma is opening a temporary Emergency Warming Center in the Haven parking lot starting Friday, March 1, 2024, at 7:00 p.m., and will remain operational overnight through Monday, March 4th at 7:00 a.m. Details at a Glance: 📍 Haven Parking Lot, 151 1st...

The Emergency Warming Center is Closed Today. The City of Sonoma recognizes that unsheltered individuals may need assistance to stay warm during an Extreme Cold Weather Event. To address this need, the City of Sonoma may supplement existing Sonoma County Winter Shelter operations by operating an Emergency Warming Center at the Haven as necessary. The...

Well-behaved pets may be permitted at the discretion of the Warming Center Manager, and service animals are allowed. Additional pet restrictions or requirements will be provided to registrants at the time of registration. If needed the Warming Center Manager will contact the Sonoma Police Department and Pets Lifeline to determine the availability of crates and/or...

The center offers a place to warm up, charge electronic devices, cots for sleeping, light snacks, and beverages. Cooking facilities are not available. Individuals must be listed on the "by-name list" system used by homeless providers in Sonoma Valley and the City of Sonoma.

Typically, the center operates between 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., but hours may vary based on weather conditions, space availability, and other factors.

The primary location is the City's Haven Building at 151 First Street West, Sonoma. Other locations may be utilized as directed by the City Manager (or designee).

City staff and contract personnel, assigned by the City Manager, coordinate and manage the Warming Center operations. A Warming Center Manager is appointed to oversee the establishment and management of the center. Staffing may be required at any time, including weekends and holidays.

The City Manager (or designee) is responsible for determining the need to open the center, considering input from relevant agencies such as the County of Sonoma Department of Health Services, Department of Emergency Management, Sonoma Valley Fire District, and Sonoma Police Department.

The decision to open an Extreme Weather Warming Center is based on various factors, including National Weather Service forecasts, cold-related warnings, power outages affecting 200 or more customers, and health emergencies or orders related to cold weather issued by the Department of Health Services.

Responses Due: Friday, December 15 @ 4:30 p.m. PST Estimated Available Funding: $33,000 The City of Sonoma is seeking qualified applicants to respond to a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the management and operation of an Extreme Weather Warming Center. This effort is designed to establish a nighttime low-barrier shelter, specifically catering to individuals experiencing...

The County of Sonoma has extended its freeze warning until Sunday, Dec. 18 in response to the National Weather Service’s prediction of sub-freezing temperatures through the weekend. Originally, the county had issued a warning of potential sub-freezing temperatures from Dec. 8 through Sunday, Dec. 11, which was extended to Wednesday, Dec. 14. Officials recommend that...

Last week, the City of Sonoma and County of Sonoma opened an Extreme Weather Warming Center at the Sonoma Valley Veteran’s Building overnight on Thursday, December 1st and Friday, December 2nd following both a freeze warning issued by the National Weather Service and Sonoma County Health Department. The warming center served six (6) people on...

En español  >> The following is a joint press release from the City of Sonoma and County of Sonoma The City of Sonoma and County of Sonoma have partnered to open a temporary extreme weather warming center tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Sonoma Veterans Building in Sonoma. Based on freezing temperatures forecasted by the...

UPDATE: Due to the extended Freeze Warning, the Warming Center will be open Wednesday, Dec. 14th, 7:00 p.m. - Thursday, Dec. 15th, 9:00 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 15th, 7:00 p.m. - Friday, Dec. 16th, 9:00 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16th, 7:00 p.m. - Saturday, Dec. 17th, 9:00 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17th, 7:00 p.m. - Sunday, Dec. 18th,...

En español  >> The City of Sonoma and County of Sonoma will open a temporary extreme weather warming center again tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Sonoma Veterans Building in Sonoma. Based on freezing temperatures forecasted by the National Weather Service, the center will remain open through Saturday morning at 9 a.m. The warming center...

The City of Sonoma owns an emergency homeless shelter, known as The Haven, located at 151 First Street West. The City currently contracts with a service provider, FSGlobal, to operate the facility as an Emergency Warming Center.  While north of the Plaza in the city limits of the City of Sonoma, the Haven serves the entire...

The National Weather Service reports that another storm will impact the Bay Area this week. While the City of Sonoma is not under any flood or wind advisories or warnings at this time, our region may receive up to 3" of rain beginning Monday through Wednesday.  As the rain continues, so do concerns about flooding,...

A flood watch has been issued by the National Weather Service From Thursday afternoon (March 9th) through Sunday morning (March 12th .due to the likelihood of a rain event that could range from 1.5 to 4 inches. Pre-existing saturated soils from the past two months of rain will not be able to absorb excess rainfall....

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