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Overnight Warming Locations

The City of San José will open three Overnight Warming Locations (OWL) during periods of inclement weather between December 2018 and April 2019. 


OWL sites:

  • Bascom Community Center, 1000 South Bascom Avenue, San José, CA 95128
  • Leninger Community Center, 1300 Senter Road, San José, CA 95112
  • Roosevelt Community Center, 901 E Santa Clara Street, San José, CA 95116.

For information about options for families please call the Homeless Helpline (408) 515-6886.  

OWL will use the following thresholds to trigger activation of one or more of the sites:

  • an overnight low of 40 degrees or lower with a probability of rain less than 50%; or
  • an overnight low of 45 degrees or lower with a probability of rain of 50% or greater; or
  • persistent rainfall forecasted for two or more days.


For information about an activation dates, times, and locations, please call 408-510-7600.

For questions and /or to receive additional information about OWL, please contact Vanessa Beretta at or 408-975-4424 or Lorena Diez at

or 408-975-4456.

Community Flyers are available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

OWL Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)