WARMING CENTERS

WARMING CENTERS
  • Call 911 if someone is experiencing the symptoms of hypothermia.
  • Call 311
    • to locate the warming area nearest to you.
    • to request a well-being check for a neighbor, loved one or a friend.
    • to report inadequate heat in a residential building that violates the Chicago Heat Ordinance.

City of Chicago warming centers go into effect when temperatures are at 32 degrees or below. Warming areas are available 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday. Click here for a full list of DFSS Citywide Warming Centers.

North Area Community Service Center
845 West Wilson Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640
312-744-2580

    • Open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
    • Not open holiday weekends, except otherwise indicated

Chicago Parks and Libraries also serve as warming centers during extreme cold:

  • Uptown Library
    929 W Buena Ave

    • Open Monday/Wednesday, 10am-6pm, Tuesday/Thursday, 12pm-8pm, Friday-Saturday, 9am-5pm, Sunday 1pm-5pm.
  • Bezazian Library
    1226 W Ainslie

    • Open Monday/Wednesday, 12pm-8pm, Tuesday/Thursday, 10am-6pm, Friday-Saturday, 9am-5pm, Sunday 1pm-5pm.
  • Clarendon Park Community Center (temporarily closed for construction)
    4501 N Clarendon Ave
  • Gill Park 
    825 W Sheridan Rd

Other Warming Centers

  • Garfield Community Service Center10 S Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60612 312-746-5400
    • open on a 24-hour basis to connect families and residents to emergency shelters.

    Other City-operated facilities such as libraries and police stations may also act as warming areas, if needed. 

    Northeast Regional senior center 

    2019 W Lawrence, Chicago IL 60625

    • Open Monday – Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm  Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm

    19th police district

    850 West Addison St. Chicago, IL 60613 312-744-8320

    • Open Saturday and Sunday

    Links to City of Chicago warming shelter locations, including community centers, libraries, and police stations:  

    https://data.cityofchicago.org/Health-Human-Services/Warming-Centers-Map/5a76-tqs9

    https://data.cityofchicago.org/Health-Human-Services/Warming-Centers/h243-v2q5/data

           Edgewater Branch

    6000 N. Broadway St. • Chicago, IL 60660
    Phone: (312) 742-1945

          Sulzer Regional

    4455 N. Lincoln Ave. • Chicago, IL 60625
    Phone: (312) 744-7616

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