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Posted on: December 1, 2023

RCS Operating 24/7 Shelter

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RCS Now Operating 24/7 Emergency Shelter at 1111 Whalen Way, Lakeport

Many Thanks to Lake County Behavioral Health Services, Blue Horizons Staff and Local Lodging Operators for Assisting During November’s Time of Transition

Lake County, CA (December 1, 2023) – Lake County Behavioral Health Services, as Lead Agency for the Lake County Continuum of Care, is very pleased to announce Redwood Community Services (RCS) is now operating and supporting the emergency shelter in Lakeport (as of today, December 1)! 

RCS’s Shelter staff unanimously approved a new name to mark this new start: Xamitin Haven!  Xamitin (pronounced hahm-i-tin, with a soft “a” as in “father”) is a Northern Pomo word meaning “lake” or “water lying.”  Xamitin Haven (at 1111 Whalen Way, Lakeport) is now open 24 hours a day, providing up to 35 guests with stable shelter, breakfast, dinner, showers, laundry support, and support services.

“How does someone get a bed at Xamitin Haven?” 

Redwood Community Services will initially work with the 35 current shelter guests.  Further information on the intake process and availability will be released by very soon.   RCS is cognizant the transition to 24-hour service represents a significant change:

“We want to support [shelter guests] with getting stable,” notes RCS’ Integrated Health Director, Sage Wolf, MSW.  “To assist us with that process, we will not be taking in new guests for at least the next week.  Staff are making a point to connect with new people who present to the shelter, and encourage them to come back the week of December 11, to get further information.” 

“We are also working toward having space in the shelter to accommodate families with children,” continues Wolf.  “We expect it may be roughly a month before we are able to accept a full family.”

“The County of Lake would like to thank all who have supported the emergency shelter since it first opened to help unhoused individuals navigate the COVID-19 Pandemic,” notes Elise Jones, Lake County’s Behavioral Health Services Director.  “Blue Horizons staff and local lodging operators were critical partners over the past month’s time of transition.  Thank you all!”

Redwood Community Services is excited to build on the work of previous operators.  “We are grateful for the opportunity to serve our unhoused neighbors,” affirms Wolf.   “Further official information will be made available as soon as possible.”

Questions can be directed to Sage Wolf of RCS by email, wolfs@redwoodcommunityservices.org.   Redwood Community Services can also be reached at 707-467-2010. 

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