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Posted on: December 29, 2021

County Opens Overnight Shelter at Bear River High School

Puffy white storm clouds on a blue background. Text reads: Cold Weather Shelter

With over 20,000 Nevada County households still without power, the County of Nevada has partnered with the Red Cross to open an overnight cold weather shelter in the Bear River High School Multipurpose Room at 11130 Magnolia Road. The shelter will provide heat, food, and showers to guests. Service animals are welcome. No pets are allowed.

The Bear River shelter will replace the overnight shelter at the Madelyn Helling Library Community Room. The Madelyn Helling Library will remain open until 6:00 tonight for residents to warm up and charge their devices. 

Nevada County Transit Services will provide rides to the Bear River shelter from both the Madelyn Helling Library and the Tinloy Transit Center in Grass Valley until 6 pm tonight. Residents can call 211 at 1-833-DIAL211 for additional transportation information.

Overnight Shelters

The following shelters are open to overnight guests:

  • Nevada City Veterans Hall (lower level)
    415 North Pine Street, Nevada City, CA 95959 
     Supported by Sierra Roots
  • Bear River High School Multipurpose Room
    11130 Magnolia Road, Grass Valley, CA 95949
     Supported by Red Cross
  • Church of the Mountains
    10079 Church Street Truckee, CA 
    (NOTE: this shelter is operated separately from the County. Find more information from North Tahoe – Truckee Homeless Services)

Daytime Warming Center

  • Madelyn Helling Library Community Room
     980 Maidu Ave, Nevada City, CA 95959
     Open until 6:00 pm. No pets allowed.

Staff and volunteers will work to provide safe and socially distanced sheltering during the weather event, in alignment with Public Heath COVID-19 protocols. Guests will be medically screened and must agree to follow COVID-19 protocols to limit the potential spread amongst shelter guests, including wearing a mask at all times. 

For up-to-date information, please go to the Current Incidents page on our website or call 211 Connecting Point at 1-833-DIAL211.

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