Due to the weather, the home care lobby for Wednesday has been canceled and the Chicago office will not be open. After school activities for Tuesday evening and Wednesday’s classes for Chicago Public School have been canceled. Below is information about Chicago’s warming centers.
Keep Warm and Safe This Winter Season
Bitter cold temperatures are more than an inconvenience; they pose a serious threat to health and safety. The City of Chicago has many services available to help residents weather the winter months.
Call 3-1-1 to:
- Locate a Warming Center near you
- Request a well-being check for someone who may be suffering from extreme weather
- Report inadequate heat in a residential building
- Learn about programs that assist with home heating costs
- Connect to shelter and supportive services
Protect Yourself and Family:
- Wear several layers of loose, warm clothing
- Keep your head, hands and feet covered when outdoors
- Avoid alcoholic beverages
- Recognize the symptoms of hypothermia: stiff muscles, shivering, puffy or swollen face, cold skin, slow breathing and mental confusion
- Never use an extension cord with a space heater. Ovens should not be used to heat homes
During this wave of dangerous weather the city has extra resources available and want to make sure you are aware of them.
The City also operates a network of warming centers that includes libraries, police stations and park district facilities. You can call 311 for the facility nearest you.
The following 4 warming centers will be open this week 9:00AM-8:00PM Tuesday through Thursday and 9:00AM-5:00PM on Friday.
- Englewood Community Service Center, 1140 W. 79th St, Chicago, IL 60620
- North Area Community Center, 845 W. Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
- South Chicago Community Service Center, 8650 S. Commercial Ave, Chicago, IL 60617
- Trina Davila Community Service Center, 4312 W. North Ave, Chicago, IL 60639
In addition, TWO facilities will be opened as Warming Centers 24 hours a day. These facilities are located at:
- King Center,4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60653
- Garfield Center, 10 S. Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60612
The City will also have designated CTA buses acting as warming centers overnight
If you are interested in going to a shelter, you can call 311 from the nearest hospital or police station.