Lend a hand

Safe Space Winter Shelter seeking volunteers, donations

Safe Space Winter Shelter—the low-barrier, seasonal shelter that’s served Chico’s homeless population since 2013—is set to open on Dec. 4, and organizers are asking the community for help.

The shelter needs 22 volunteers each night to staff both the shelter, housed at rotating locations, and a separate intake site. Organizers are also asking for financial support, either through direct donations or attending upcoming benefit events.

Safe Space is sponsored by the Chico Homeless Action Team (CHAT). The shelter plans to provide food and housing for 50 people every night through Feb. 26. For more information about volunteering, attend a workshop Monday (Nov. 28) at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church (295 E. Washington Ave.).