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Pilot Daytime Homeless Respite Center

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On February 19, 2019, the Davis City Council directed staff to research options for establishing a pilot daytime and nighttime respite center to serve individuals experiencing homelessness in Davis.
On July 30, 2019, staff shared its preliminary findings and the City Council directed staff to continue exploring implementation options.
On November 5, 2019, the City Council directed staff to pursue siting a pilot daytime respite center on the City’s Public Works Corporation Yard located at 1717 Fifth Street, Davis, CA 95616. As currently envisioned, staff plans to site the daytime respite center on the western end of the yard with the entrance located off of L Street. 

On December 17, 2019, the City Council directed staff to begin implementation, which included the appropriation of funding and the authorization to contract with CommuniCare Health Centers and the Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency to provide staffing support.  

On February 23, 2020, the City will be holding an Open House at the daytime respite center site.  For more information on this event, please follow this link.  

On Monday, February 24, 2020, the center is expected to open.

Project Overview

The purpose of the daytime respite center is to improve the quality of life for individuals experiencing homelessness in Davis. Open daily from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., the daytime respite center will provide a safe, temperature-controlled, secure, and welcoming space where individuals can access basic needs resources and services, including:
  • Robust staffing including individualized case management and permanent housing plans for willing participants
  • Service coordination with community partners including the Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter, who operates a nighttime shelter from December 1, 2019 through March 14, 2020 
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Laundry facilities
  • Food
  • Resting/lounging areas (resting area pending)
  • Storage lockers (pending)
  • Pet kennels (pending)
  • Bicycle parking (pending)
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