Contra Costa Agencies Expanding Capacity at Homeless Shelters This Week as Another Big Storm Approaches
Sunday, January 8, 2023
In anticipation of another series of heavy rain storms this week, Contra Costa Health (CCH) and community organizations are expanding capacity at shelters in the county for unsheltered homeless individuals and families, as well as increasing outreach to deliver supplies to those who remain outdoors.
Anyone needing assistance with shelter placement should contact the Contra Costa Crisis Center by calling 211.
Here is a breakdown of the expanded shelter and warming-center capacity this week:
- Concord Service Center overnight Warming Center is increasing capacity from 6 slots to 15. Effective immediately.
- SHELTER, Inc. is adding capacity for 10 families in Martinez and Pittsburg. Effective immediately.
- Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP) is adding capacity for 20 adults and 3 families. Effective immediately.
- Trinity Center Winter Program in Walnut Creek is adding capacity for up to 50 adults. Effective January 9.
- Delta Landing in Pittsburg can expand by 6 beds beginning January 9.
- Bay Area Rescue Mission has up to 9 beds available for men and up to 14 beds for the Women and Children's Shelter. Effective immediately.
CCH has also temporarily expanded hours and staffing for the CORE homeless-outreach program to help facilitate shelter placements and deliver supplies such as tarps, blankets, sleeping bag, gloves and beanies to unsheltered homeless people who remain outdoors.
Our outreach teams are in need of -- in order of importance -- sleeping bags, gloves and beanies, tarps and blankets. Donations can be dropped off at 2400 Bisso Lane, Suite D in Concord.
Community members and organizations that would like to volunteer labor or space should contact the Bay Area chapter of the Red Cross.
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