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South County Warming Center opening Friday and Saturday

Temporary location at the Arroyo Grande South County Regional Center
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Posted at 12:54 PM, Dec 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-02 15:54:39-05

Due to the high chance of rain, the South County Warming Center will open for the first time this season in a temporary location at the Arroyo Grande South County Regional Center.

This is a temporary location, and future dates will be at other locations.

At the center, overnight guests will be provided a safe dry place to sleep and a hot meal.

Unfortunately, the facility cannot accept pets.

Guests are asked to not arrive before 5:30 p.m. and come no later than 8 p.m. The center will close by 7 a.m. the next morning.

The Center has an open-door policy. Sobriety is not a condition for entry; however, no drugs or alcohol are permitted on site.

Once at the shelter, guests will not be permitted to re-enter if they choose to leave.

Sleeping cots and bedding will be provided as available.

Meals and services are provided for overnight guests only.

Transportation will be provided for those looking to stay the night:

  • Pickup at Oceano duck pond at 5:15 p.m.
  • Pickup at Ramona Park at 5:25 p.m.
  • Pickup at Fin’s Restaurant at 5:35 p.m.
  • Pickup at St. Anthony’s at 5:45 p.m.
  • Pickup at the Outlet bus stop at 5:55 p.m.
  • Drop off at South County Regional Center at 6:15 p.m.

The Warming Center currently needs donations of the following:
· Large trash bags
· Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, creamer, sugar
· Soft breakfast bars, cereal
· Individually packed juice, crackers, cookies, chips
· Instant noodles/Cup of Noodles (camping meals as well)
· Large backpacks
· New sweatshirts, sweatpants, socks, and underwear
· Rain gear/ponchos/umbrellas/warm gloves
· Gift cards (for gas, clothing, and food)

For volunteer information contact Charmain Navarette, Warming Center Lead, at (805) 295-1501 or charmain.navarette@5chc.org.

For up-to-date information about the operation of the warming center, call (805) 202-3615.