Lodi Access Center

The City of Lodi received approval from City Council in October 2021 to purchase a location to develop their Access Center Emergency Shelter on Sacramento Street. The Access Center will be open 24/7 and provide extensive wraparound service. Development of the Access Center is anticipated to take 12 to 18 months from site plan approval to be completed and will have the capacity to meet the needs of the 2022 Point in Time (PIT) Count, which took place on January 26, 2022. 

Access Center Phase 1: Temporary Emergency Shelter 

On April 20, 2022 the Lodi City Council approved Inner City Action, Inc. to operate the temporary emergency shelter as phase one of the Access Center plan. The Salvation Army will be providing food and laundry services in collaboration with Inner City Action.  


Phase one temporary emergency shelter begin operations on July 22, 2022. The facility can house up to 49 individuals and provide wraparound services including, housing navigation, income advocacy, life coaching, mental health and substance use treatment, job readiness training, etc., these services will be similar to what will be provided at the Access Center once complete. Although the temporary emergency shelter can only house 49 individuals at a time, the objective is to continue to transition individuals to other programs or stable housing so that additional individuals can begin their path to stability. This in conjunction with continued outreach will allow the program to reach many more than 49 individuals. 

Community Development is excited with the opening of the first phase of the Access Center and the ability to provide resources to the community while concurrently working on the development of the permanent Access Center. 


Inner City Action, Inc.