- 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
- 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:
6000 N. Broadway St. • Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: (312) 742-1945
4455 N. Lincoln Ave. • Chicago, IL 60625
Phone: (312) 744-7616