Code Blue Saratoga Springs (CBSS) is an emergency shelter serving homeless people in the City of Saratoga Springs who might otherwise remain unsheltered during periods of extreme winter weather. CBSS protocols will be in place between November 13 and April 30. Extreme winter weather is defined as 12 inches of snow or more and temperature of 32 degrees (to include wind chill factor) or less. It is a collaborative effort between the City of Saratoga, faith-based groups, and nonprofits serving the homeless population and committed residents of the City of Saratoga Springs.
This initiative aims to prevent the potentially avoidable weather-related injury, illness and death of homeless adults in the Greater Saratoga Springs area. Its operative strategy incorporates a community-based, comprehensive multi-agency and organizational approach to human service provision. The strategy recognizes the importance of involving community government, agencies, organizations and citizens who are intimately familiar with local community conditions and community decision makers who have the responsibility, authority, and control of existing community public and private resources. These groups must work together to identify and solve problems related to area homelessness.
A group in the Clifton Park area has come together to help aid the Code Blue Saratoga Springs program and serve homeless individuals in southern Saratoga County. This group of committed individuals will help homeless individuals accessing the Code Blue Saratoga Springs program on nights that Code Blue is open. The group will be providing transportation to the Code Blue emergency shelter.
CAPTAIN is helping with this initiative and we are looking to coordinate drivers for this program. We are seeking volunteers who would like to be drivers for the program.
If interested, please contact Andy Gilpin at 518-371-1185.
- Crisis Intervention
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21