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Chicago Warming Centers


Englewood Community Service Center
1140 West 79th Street, Chicago, IL 60620

Garfield Community Service Center
10 South Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60612

Dr. Martin Luther King Community Service Center
4314 South Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60653

North Area Community Service Center
845 West Wilson Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640

South Chicago Community Service Center
8650 South Commercial Avenue, Chicago, IL 60617

Trina Davila Community Service Center
4312 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60639


When temperatures are at 32 degrees or below – warming areas are available at the City’s six community service centers from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

  • The warming areas are available for all residents in need of safe refuge and relief from extreme cold weather.
  • Residents must wear a cloth face covering while in the warming areas due to COVID-19 safety precautions.
  • City-operated libraries and park facilities also may activate warming areas, if needed, including during evening hours, weekends and holidays.
  • For assistance after hours, residents should call 311 to be connected to available services – including placement to an available shelter bed.
  • The Garfield Community Service Center at 10 South Kedzie, is open on a 24-hour basis to connect families and residents to emergency shelter.
  • Unless specifically indicated, warming areas typically are not open when temperatures are higher than 32 degrees, on holidays and evening hours.
    • Hours and days may be extended under extreme conditions and/or from the direction of the City’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications.

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CALL 311:

  • For up-to-date information on warming areas at any given time.
  • To locate the warming area nearest to you.
  • To request a well-being check for a neighbor, loved one and/or friend.
  • Report inadequate heat in a residential building

Keywords: 311, Cold weather, Warming Centers

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