• Call 911 if someone is experiencing the symptoms of hypothermia
  • Call 311 to enforce the heat ordinance if your living space is below 68 degrees
  • DFSS Citywide Warming Shelters
  • Ward 46North 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

    Garfield Community Service Center

    10 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. 

    Bezazian library

    1226 W Ainslie St 312-744-0019

    • Open Monday and Wednesday: 12pm-8pm; Tuesday and Thursday: 10am-6pm; Friday and Saturday: 9am-5pm

    Uptown library

    929 W Buena Ave, Chicago IL 60613 312-744-8400

    • Open Monday and Wednesday: 10am-6pm; Tuesday and Thursday: 12pm-8pm; Friday and Saturday 9am-5pm

    Ward 47

    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:  




Ward 48

       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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