Fremont opens Warming Center for the homeless

In November 2014, the City of Fremont Human Services Department in partnership with City Serve Compassion Network and with support from Abode Services, opened a Winter Warming Center for Homeless residents in Fremont and the greater Tri-City area.

A Warming Center provides a warm, safe environment for homeless persons (men, women and families) by giving them an option to come in from freezing or very wet weather. The center is activated when heavy rains are predicted or when weather will likely fall below 40 degrees.

The Warming Center is located at the Fremont Senior Center Wing A, 40086 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538. The center opens at 6:30 p.m. and participants are asked to enter through the door at the southeast corner of the building. No one will be admitted after 8:30 p.m. The center provides a welcoming environment, dinner, a sleeping bag, mat and pillow and breakfast prior to 7:00 a.m. when participants are asked to leave the facility.

To see if the center is open, call 574-2222. Persons wishing to donate food, supplies, or volunteer may contact City Serve Compassion Network at 796-7378. Persons wishing to contribute funds to help keep the center open may contact the Human Services Department at 574-2051, or contribute electronically at: http://fremont.gov/hsdonate

Story submitted by the City of Fremont via “Tri-City Voice.”

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