County of Marin - News Releases - Severe Weather Shelter

For Immediate Release
January 03, 2023

Heavy Rainfall, Hazardous Conditions Prompt Shelter Activation

County Health and Human Services to open temporary emergency facility

En Español: Fuertes Lluvias Activan la Apertura de un Albergue

San Rafael, CA – In response to the National Weather Service’s prediction of heavy rainfall with hazardous conditions, Marin County is activating 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 Boulevard, San Rafael). 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. 

A SWES is activated when forecasted rainfall is predicted for at least 72 hours with greater than one inch of rain per day.

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

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