The 5Cities Homeless Coalition will open its winter Warming Center at Hillside Church in Grover Beach on Wednesday when rain is expected to move into the Central Coast.
Adults seeking shelter from the storm can use the center for overnight sleeping. They will be given a safe, dry place to sleep and a hot meal. Guests can play board games, read and relax. Sleeping cots and bedding will be provided upon availability.
The center has an open door policy. Sobriety is not required for entry, but no drugs or alcohol are allowed on site. Guests will not be allowed to re-enter if they choose to leave.
The shelter will be open from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning. Guests are asked to arrive no earlier than 5 p.m. and no later than 8 p.m. Pets will not be allowed in the facility.
The center is also taking donations of new sweatshirts, sweatpants, socks, underwear, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cereal, granola bars, peanut butter and jelly, and individually packaged juice, crackers, cookies, and chips.
For services available for families, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (805) 574-1638.
Text “Add Me” to 805-710-4330 to receive automatic text updates for when the Warming Center will open. For updates, call the Warming Center hotline at 805-710-4330 for a voicemail recording, or check the Facebook page: 5CitiesHomelessCoalition.