Homeless Shelter / Services
Meeting the housing needs of our most vulnerable residents represents a long-term solution to homelessness and progress in this area will take significant time and resources. For this reason, a short-term focus of the City’s Homeless Action Plan is to help ensure that homeless individuals are aware of - and have access to - temporary shelter and services. Collaboration with Yolo County, community service providers and neighboring cities helps ensure that services are coordinated and that qualifying individuals and families are provided assistance.
One of the shelter initiatives advanced by the City includes construction of a new 100-bed emergency shelter at 1901 East Beamer to replace the existing shelter on Fourth Street. The shelter includes a large courtyard area to support a day services program for shelter clients and individuals not staying at the shelter. The East Beamer shelter began operations in January 2021.
Yolo Wayfarer Center – Fourth and Hope
Dormitory style shelter at 1901 E. Beamer Street (530-661-1218, ShelterProgram@fourthandhope.org) operates 365 days a year and provides shelter for up to 100 adult individuals (families with children may inquire about the Family Bridge Housing program). The shelter program provides three meals a day, in-house and collaborative case management, mailbox services, showers/restrooms, laundry facilities, and access to substance use treatment upon referral and availability. Assistance accessing mainstream benefit programs as well as job and housing search assistance are provided. Fourth & Hope also offers a daily day services program for individuals not staying at the shelter and services offered include three daily meals, resource/referral information, showers/restrooms, and laundry. Laundry soap, towels and hygiene items provided.
Community partners that provide on-site services include, City of Woodland, County of Yolo HHSA, Legal Services of Northern California, Empower Yolo, CommuniCare, Elica Health Centers, and University of California at Davis. Please inquire with program staff for current services and times. A clinician is regularly on-site Mondays from 8-11:30am for walk-in support and linkages to community resources.
The confidential shelter is Yolo County’s only 24-hour emergency shelter for adults and children escaping domestic violence, sexual abuse or human trafficking. The thirty-five bed facility is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The shelter offers safe refuge, a comprehensive empowerment program, therapeutic services, and case management. Access to the shelter is available 24/7 through the crisis line at 530-662-1133 or 916-371-1907.