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A moving-out sale as Sonoma’s ‘Haven’ changes hands

Posted on January 24, 2024 by Sonoma Valley Sun

Sonoma Overnight Support, the nonprofit that has been operating as a service center for the homeless for 17 years, is moving out of its First Street West location. 

The house-like structure, known as The Haven, is owned by the City of Sonoma. The City terminated its contract with SOS, which must vacate by January 31.

SOS will sell off equipment and appliances at the 151 First St. W. location on Saturday, January 27. The moving sale is from 9a-3p. 

Last month, SOS began food service out of its new Unity Kitchen in the Springs. That operation is unaffected by The Haven changeover. 

SOS had been providing day-use services, such as showers and laundry, but had not been operating the Haven as an overnight shelter, according to Sarah Tracy, Sonoma’s public information officer. 

In November 2023, Sonoma City Council voted to terminate the agreement with Sonoma Overnight Support and have the Haven revert to its original use as an Emergency Shelter, as per the original 2014 agreement.

Going forward, the City has contracted with a service provider, FSGlobal, to operate the facility in extreme weather events as an Emergency Warming Center

Haven Closing Sale 

Saturday, January 27, 9-3, 151 1st Street West, Sonoma 

  • Kitchenware
  • Clothing
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Refrigerators
  • Generator, and more

Grand opening of Unity Kitchen, 17400 Highway 12, on Saturday, February 3, 1-4pm.

A celebration with music provided by Mariachi Tecomán, and savory and sweet hors d’oeuvres prepared by SOS chefs Dan and Dawn and a team of volunteers:  


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