County of Marin - News Releases - Warming Center

For Immediate Release
January 04, 2023

Warming Center to Open in San Rafael through Thursday

Heavy daytime rain and hazardous conditions continue

En Espanol: Apertura del Centro de Calentamiento Mientras Continúan Fuertes Lluvias y Condiciones Peligrosas

San Rafael, CA – In response to the National Weather Service’s prediction of heavy rainfall into Thursday afternoon and continuing hazardous conditions, Marin County Health and Human Services is opening a drying and warming center at the Marin Health and Wellness Campus (3240 Kerner Boulevard, San Rafael).

Anyone can seek relief from the conditions at the heated San Rafael location from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday January 5.

The daytime warming center comes after Marin County activated its Severe Weather Emergency Shelter (SWES) for people experiencing homelessness.

Marin Health and Human Services (HHS) with Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco (ECS) will open an overnight shelter at the Marin Health and Wellness Campus (3240 Kerner Blvd, San Rafael). This is the same location as Thursday’s warming center.

Any individual experiencing homelessness can seek temporary overnight relief at the heated San Rafael location from 5 p.m., Wednesday, January 4, to 6:30 a.m. Thursday, January 5. Individuals are encouraged to sign-in by 8 p.m. Wednesday evening. 

HHS is currently not accepting community volunteers or donations for the emergency shelter.

Severe Weather Emergency Shelters are activated when forecasted rainfall is predicted to coincide with hazardous conditions.

For more information on future activations and preparing for severe weather visit Marin HHS Emergency Information or call (415) 473-6100. For more information on shelters in Marin visit Housing First Marin.


Niccore Tyler
Chief Assistant Director / Chief Strategy Officer
Health and Human Services

20 North San Pedro Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-7159
Email: Niccore Tyler
Marin HHS website