Sacramento Triage Shelter

Serving those with the most critical need in Sacramento

As part of the City of Sacramento's innovative solutions to bring services and housing to those most in need, the Winter Triage Shelter opened Dec 8, 2017. Now, with an extension to remain open thru December 31, 2018 the Triage Shelter operated by Volunteers of America, is providing shelter and meals in a safe, warm and dignified space for those who are typically shelter resistant. This unique coed 200-bed low barrier shelter also accommodates guest, pets and their possessions. Our collaborative partners will address housing, health, and other services.



View the most recent shelter data provided by the City of Sacramento here

If you are in need of homeless less services or for more INTAKE information please CALL 311 for the City’s hotline to report a homeless camp needing contacted by the Outreaxh Team or for your own assessment for access to the Triage shelter.

For ways to help or donate, please contact Volunteers of America at

For MEDIA ONLY inquiries, please contact: Mary Lynne Vellinga, City of Sacramento Office of the Mayor Communications Director

Cell: (916) 599-3724

VIDEO - Winter Triage Shelter Opens

Take a look at how the partnership with the City of Sacramento came together and meet the people you brought in from the cold at the first ever Triage Shelter in North Sacramento. The 200-bed shelter will bring services and housing to those most in need. Together we are helping everyone reach their full potential and strengthening the well-being of our community. For more information about the shelter please visit

You Can Help

Donating to the shelter

Volunteers of America happily accepts donations for the shelter of items from their Amazon wish list. Donations of used items are not accepted and no donations can be received on site.

Volunteering at the shelter or another program

Learn more about volunteering at VOA programs.