Nomadic shelter open for winter
“The shelter becomes home for the night for guests,” said Janis Carney, volunteer for the Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter that serves the homelesss population of El Dorado County. While some of the homeless are wintering over at Hangtown Haven, Placerville’s legal encampment, families with children and those not meeting the camp’s criterion need a warm, dry place to sleep. They find it at the shelter which rotates between four churches and one business.
The nomadic shelter for the homeless opened on Nov. 2. Since 2005, the nomadic shelter has grown from the gym at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Camino, open a few nights a week, to a rotating shelter open seven nights a week.
Nine churches and a business support the rotating shelter which is open Nov. 2 to March 31. Some, like ...