Chicago warming centers available at 7 locations across city

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Sunday, January 14, 2024
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- When temperatures go below 32 degrees, the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services activates warming centers at several community service centers.

Warming centers are located at:

-845 W. Wilson Ave.

-4312 W. North Ave.

-1140 W. 79th Street (79th/Racine Ave.)

-8650 S. Commercial

-4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

-10 S. Kedzie (Kedzie/Madison Ave.)

-Harold Washington Library (400 S State St)

Each location is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Garfield Center at 10 S. Kedzie is available 24/7 to connect people to emergency shelters.

The Harold Washington Library has opened the lower level as a 24/7 warming center through Jan. 17 for anyone in need.

The DFSS community service centers can also help connect people to other resources, such as access to shelter, food, clothing, domestic violence assistance, job training/placement and services for the formerly incarcerated.

For more information, residents can call 311 for visit www.chicago/gov/fss.