FAIRFIELD — Mission Solano’s Bridge to Life Center on Beck Avenue in Fairfield is an $8.5 million shelter capable of helping hundreds of people, but the organization continues its long-running “nomadic sheltering” program at local church buildings and the organization’s Community Outreach Center on Travis Boulevard.
In nomadic sheltering, about 50 people a night travel to the host site and spend the night, getting meals, as well as a warm, safe night’s sleep. Volunteers – sometimes from the host church, sometimes not – provide most of the services, working with Mission Solano staff.
Mission Solano estimates that it’s provided more than 400,000 nights of shelter through the nomadic sheltering program since January 1999. The Community Outreach Center site was of one of the original churches in the program before Mission Solano moved there in 1999. It continued to be part of the rotation along with dozens of churches.
“The fact that so many people are working together so well is such a positive thing,” said Fairfield Mayor Harry Price. “It’s just terrific.”
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