Winter Shelter 2018

Citrus Heights HART is in the midst of their second rotating emergency shelter program for Citrus Heights residents by the local faith-based communities during the cold winter months. Dinner and breakfast are served and guests can share a good conversation with the volunteers. Open from January 1, 2018, to February 24, 2018. Citrus Heights Navigator visits once a week to give referrals and resources to those in need. There is also a mobile clinic on site every Tuesday.

Here's what you need to know:

Intake: Monday through Sunday 5 pm - 6 pm (guests may not arrive prior to 5 pm) Bus leaves at 6 pm for Host Site. Checkout: Clients depart at 6 am to return to the Intake Site.

Eligibility: The winter shelter is open to Citrus Heights residents age 18 and older and guests are asked to follow reasonable rules: no weapons, no drug/alcohol use while in the program. Guests that appear too intoxicated/high, belligerent or generally unable to cope in a closed environment may be turned away and asked to return the following day.

Application Process: The process begins promptly at 5 pm and runs until about 6 pm seven days a week during program dates and guests may not arrive prior to 5 pm. Space is limited, but available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once they are finished with the short intake process, guests get on a Bus and journey's to the Host Site. There, guests are provided a hot dinner, a cot and sleeping bag, and a to-go breakfast in the morning. After a night of good rest and warmth, guests depart the host site at 6 am, return to the Messiah Lutheran and resume their daily activities. The volunteers and intake sites do not allow for loitering at Check-In or after Drop-off.

There are ways that you can... GET INVOLVED!
Volunteer opportunities are available! From assisting with meal preparations and serving, or setting up church host sites! Getting involved is so easy! If interested you may contact us at OR Irene Hronicek, Board Member and Co-Chair of Winter Sanctuary at 916-220-3615!

Businesses can get involved too! Check out our flyer filled with Winter Sanctuary information, which you can distribute to your employees and customers!

Check out our 2018 information here.

Intake Church:
Messiah Lutheran Church
7801 Rosswood Drive
Citrus Heights, CA 95621

**Located east of Rusch Park near Antelope Road and I-80.

The Citrus Heights Navigator can be reached at 916-727-5563 or via email at

CH HART Email: