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‘No One Will Walk Out With Nothing’: Sacramento’s New Triage Shelter In Photos

Thursday, June 28, 2018 | Permalink

There are about 200 guests at Sacramento's new Winter Triage Center, located between Del Paso Boulevard and the American River.

The shelter opened in December was supposed to close in March, but private donations will keep it open until the end of August.

Care Coordination Manager Anna Darzins says each person who trusts her and comes in off the streets or off of the river will leave with something, even if it isn’t a permanent home.

"They will walk out of here with something tangible — access to behavioral health, a plan,” she said. “No one will walk out with nothing."

062818Homeless Essay4Shelter guest Andrea Mondragon cuddles with her dog, Bowser. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

 

062818Homeless Essay1Gina Kathari, James Donaldson, and Gregory Metcalf listen to the radio outside at the triage shelter. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

 

062818Homeless Essay2Former shelter guest Jim Stocker repairs a moped outside the entrance. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

 

062618Homeless Animal Shelter 2-pTriage shelter guest Tina Krisanda walks her dogs Phatgirl and Speckle while Raymond Long looks on. The shelter allows for pets to accompany people sleeping inside. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

 

062818Homeless Essay3James Donaldson smokes cannabis outside the triage shelter. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

 

062818Homeless Essay6A dining area away from the cots serves as a waiting area for shelter guests seeking services or a place to relax. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

 

062818Homeless Essay7Raymond Long is among many guests who charge phones at the shelter, a crucial task to seek services independently. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

 

062818Homeless Essay8Lamont Grant was given a ride to the shelter after an officer let him know abut an opening that would allow Grant to stay at the facility. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

 

062618Homeless Animal Shelter 4-pDogs can stay inside the triage shelter or outside in a shaded kennel. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

 

062818Homeless Essay5Care Coordination Manager Anna Darzins counsels shelter guest Paula Richardson about some overwhelming stresses in Richardson's life, and the pair set a coffee date for the next day. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

  

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Andrew Nixon

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Multimedia Producer Andrew Nixon illustrates CapRadio’s Web content with visual journalism including still photos and videos. He works in the news and information department, and on CapRadio’s documentary program, “The View From Here.”  Read Full Bio 

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