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Need a warm place to sleep? Local shelters are open

Veronica Flores, a parishioner at St. James Catholic Church, serves up food with a smile to a guest at the Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter at the church in December 2009. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise file photo

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From page A5 | November 21, 2012 |

As wintry nights turn colder, emergency shelters are opening up locally for the homeless.

In Davis, Davis Community Meals offers a shelter at 512 Fifth St. with room for eight men and two women. Shelter guests are not required to be clean and sober, but they must not pose a threat to the shelter environment.

Vouchers for shelter space are provided during the day at 1111 H St., beginning at 8 a.m. To check on availability, call 530-753-9204.

The shelter is open daily from 6 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. through March 31.

Beginning Dec. 2, Davis churches will offer the Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter at eight local sites on a rotating basis. All homeless individuals and families are served, up to 25 to 50 people based on location. Again, there is no requirement that guests must be clean and sober, but they may not pose a threat to the shelter environment.

Intake occurs daily from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Davis Friends Meeting House, 345 L St. Guests then are transported to the host church, arriving at 6 p.m. and staying until 7 a.m. the next morning. The shelter program will operate through March 16.

Participating churches are Davis Community Church, 412 C St.; Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road; St. James Catholic Church, 1275 B St.; Unitarian Universalist Church, 27074 Patwin Road; Davis Lutheran Church, 317 E. Eighth St.; First Baptist Church of Davis, 38141 Russell Blvd.; University Covenant Church, 315 Mace Blvd.; and Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road.

In Woodland, Fourth and Hope (formerly Yolo Wayfarer Center), is open year-round at 207 Fourth St. serving homeless individuals and families. The maximum capacity is 50 people, and shelter guests must be clean and sober.

Dinner is served from 5 to 5:30 p.m. each day, and shelter intake begins at 6 p.m. After that hour, guests must be referred by police, fire or a public service agency. The shelter is open until 6 a.m. the next morning.

For more information, call 530-661-1218.

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