Storm Shelters Open for Homeless This Weekend

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By the City of Goleta

Are you concerned about our neighbors living on the streets and encampments during the storms? 24-hour shelter is available Friday, January 13 through Monday, January 16 at PATH and a new downtown Santa Barbara Freedom Warming Center site.

The County of Santa Barbara and its funded partners, Good Samaritan Shelter and PATH Santa Barbara are opening Friday, January 13 through Monday, January 16 for 24 hour shelter. Please refer people to these sites if they say they need a place to go.

  • PATH Santa Barbara – 816 Cacique Street (805) 884-8481 – Starting at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 13.
  • Freedom Warming Center – 12 E. Carrillo (805) 324-2372 (One Time Use) – Starting at Noon on Friday, January 13

For questions, please contact City of Goleta Homelessness Services Coordinator Chuck Flacks at or 805-690-5125.


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Bubba1985 Jan 14, 2023 01:26 PM
Storm Shelters Open for Homeless This Weekend

I am a employee of PATH SB. We have overnight beds available through this weekend (1-13-1-17) because of the rain. Check-in is at 4 pm. If it is raining during the day at that time, guests can stay indoors here to stay warm and hot meals.

markpat Jan 14, 2023 11:19 AM
Storm Shelters Open for Homeless This Weekend

I would like to see the downtown Carrillo Center open for 24 hours after the rain is over, so people (some of whom don't have shoes and/or socks) will have warm sidewalks and dry benches when they head out again. My understanding is that they will be kicked out at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, somebody please correct me if this is wrong. I think a release at noon would be better. A warm sun and the downtown eateries will be open. I hope some food or ability to buy food accompanies the shelter where people may be temporarily warm and dry but actually have wet clothes and feet from being outdoors. I see them released at noon out into the sun, the sidewalks drying off fast, and, if I had my druthers, each sent out with a twenty dollar bill for lunch. And I don't want to hear about, oh, they'll just spend it on non-food! In Santa Barbara, I not once have seen my twenties used for anything except a desperate bee-line to the nearest affordable eatery.

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