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Posted on: September 1, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Cooling Centers in Emeryville and Alameda County

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 use drugs. 

·        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 for protection.

·        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 heat-related illness.

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