|The Winter Shelter at Cal Expo in Sacramento.|
In a healthier economic climate, Overflow is open for fully five months, from the 1st of November to the end of March, to protect homeless Sacramentans from cold nights. This year, the duration of the availability of Sacramento's cold-weather shelter was reduced by over six weeks, to a window of Nov 24 - Mar 9.
UPDATE 1/27/09: The closing date of Winter Shelter remains set at Mar. 9. According to a VOA official who emailed me today, VOA is seeking a grant to extend the date. They have no way of guaging what chance they have of gaining approval of their grant application.