The City of Emeryville has opened up the Emeryville Senior Center as one of the official Cooling Centers listed on the Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless' Official Website.
Emeryville Senior Center
4321 Salem Street
Emeryville, CA 94608
Contact: Pedro Jimenez, Community Services Director
Phone: (510) 450-7813
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 am to 5 pm (Closed Weekends)
Extremely hot weather can be life-threatening to people who lack
housing or adequate shelter. Exposure to high heat and sun can be just as
bad -- or worse -- than the cold.
Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless has compiled a list
of hot weather Cooling Centers in the County.
Here is a link for a constantly-being-updated list of Countywide
Heat Emergency Cooling Centers with an emphasis on unsheltered persons:
Be careful in the Summer Heat!
Extremely hot weather can be very harmful to homeless people –
it can be just as bad -- or worse -- than the cold.
Be Careful! Heat
and sun are threats to aging folks, babies and children, disabled persons,
folks with medical conditions or who take medication, and folks who drink or
Be Aware! If you see someone
passed out or in bad shape, don’t think they’re “just drunk” -- they could be
suffering or dying from heat and sun. Call 911 and get them help!
Water! People on the streets
don’t have ready access to water. It is both compassionate and useful to
provide bottled water to people, in addition to sunscreen, hats and umbrellas
Cooling Center! A cooling
center is a facility, such as a senior center, community center or library,
where people may go to get out of life-threatening heat during a heat wave.
Cooling centers are for everyone, especially those at risk of getting a