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Regional Emergency Shelter Team or REST, is an organization based on the teachings of Jesus Christ that partners with participating churches, congregations and other community and faith based organizations to provide cold weather shelter and warm meals to families, single women and couples who are homeless in the Yuba-Sutter area.
REST targets those who are seeking emergency housing due to their situation of being homeless or what is termed as "precariously housed" in the Yuba-Sutter region. People who are termed "precariously housed" reside in vacant buildings, cars, or dwellings where more than one family coexists. The numbers are acknowledged by many to be understated, but the conclusion can be clearly drawn that the homeless challenge for our community is growing. What's more, except for women escaping domestic violence situations or those eligible for substance abuse rehabilitation programs, there are currently very few shelter alternatives for homeless single women in the Yuba-Sutter region. Please help our community address this terrible situation!
REST first opened its doors during the winter of 2010-2011. As REST is in its ninth winter season, it’s important to step back and understand why this organization of over 150 volunteers is needed.
REST fills over 2,800 beds each winter providing an equal number of hot evening meals and morning breakfasts. The 2017-2018 season had a nightly average of 23 guests and assisted a total of 110 individual people.
We hope that this website provides you with useful information about our communities’ homeless issues and what REST has been able to contribute in providing winter shelter services. Please sign our guest book here.
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REST | P.O. Box 688 | Yuba City, CA 95992