As the temperature drops, a number of winter shelters throughout the Bay Area are opening up to accommodate the homeless, keeping them safe on cold and rainy nights.
In Gilroy, the National Guard Armory will shelter homeless men, women and families through March. Just up the road, the Boccardo Reception Center in San Jose and the Sunnyvale National Guard Armory will also provide services for the next four months.
The Boccardo Reception Center also serves as an emergency shelter year-round, providing a number of supportive services.
Elsewhere in the Bay Area, other cities are making plenty of accommodations for the homeless as well.
In the East Bay, at the Oakland Army Base, a temporary winter shelter will be in place to assist homeless people through the cold months. The shelter opened Thursday and will close April 15. In very rainy days, an additional 50 people will receive shelter from The First Congregational Church in Berkeley as part of the Berkeley Emergency Storm Shelter Project.
In San Francisco, several churches are serving meals daily to anywhere from 60 to 100 people through the end of January.
North Bay and other Contra Costa County shelters are also open, some through April.
The Gilroy National Guard Armory is located at 8490 Wren Ave.
—Reporting by Bay City News