SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Colder than usual weather has prompted the early opening of a seasonal homeless shelter on Lake Tahoe’s south shore.
The Warm Room operated by the Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless for the fourth year in a row opens Wednesday.READ MORE: Friday's Show Info (5/20/22)
The Tahoe Tribune reports it’s opening two weeks earlier than last year when much milder weather was the norm. It will operate nightly from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. through April, providing overnight shelter for about 25 adult men and women.READ MORE: Thursday's Show Info (5/18/22)
Executive Director Marissa Muscat says the facility served more than 100 individuals and provided more than 1,800 shelter bed nights last winter.MORE NEWS: Wednesday's Show Info (5/18/22)
It offers community resources including outreach from health and human services, substance abuse, mental health, career and educational support services at 1201 Emerald Bay Road about 5 miles (8 kilometers) west of the California-Nevada line.