Warming Centers Open

News (Monday, February 5, 2018)

As cold weather once again hits Northern Illinois warming centers are at the ready. Anyone lacking a warm place to stay can visit one of the locations below. Additionally Seniors can seek shelter in one of the 21 Senior Centers in Chicago listed here. Chicago locations are additionally listed in fliers available in English, Spanish and Polish

  • Englewood Community Service Center: 1140 West 79th Street, Chicago, Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
  • Garfield Community Service Center: 10 South Kedzie, Chicago, Monday - Sunday 24 hours a day
  • King Community Service Center: 4314 South Cottage Grove, Chicago, Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
  • North Area Community Service Center: 845 West Wilson Avenue, Chicago, Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
  • South Chicago Community Service Center: 8650 South Commercial Avenue, Chicago, Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
  • Trina Davila Community Service Center: 4312 West North Avenue, Chicago, Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm 
  • Berwyn Public Library: 2701 South Harlem Avenue, Berwyn, Monday - Thursday 9 am - 9 pm, Friday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm, Sunday 1 pm - 5pm
  • Berwyn Recreation Department: 6501 West 31st Street, Berwyn, Monday - Friday 8 am - 8 pm 
  • Bloom Township Center: 425 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm 
  • Bremen Township Administrative Office: 16361 South Kedzie Parkway, Markham, Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm
  • Bremen Youth Services: 15350 South Oak Park Avenue, Oak Forest, Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4 pm 
  • Village of Broadview Municipal Building: 2350 South 25th Avenue, Broadview, Monday - Saturday 6 pm - 12 am, Sunday 8 am - 12 am 
  • Calumet Township Senior Citizens Center: 12633 Ashland Avenue, Calumet Park, Monday - Friday 8 am - 4 pm
  • Elk Grove Township Hall: 2400 South Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, Monday - Friday 9 am - 4 pm 
  • Lemont Township Office: 1115 Warner Avenue, Lemont, Monday - Friday 9 am - 2 pm
  • Leyden Township Community Center: 2620 Manheim Road, Franklin Park, Monday - Friday 6 am - 9 pm, Saturday 9 am - 3 pm 
  • Niles Township Government Office: 5255 Main Street, Skokie, Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm
  • Norwood Park Township Hall: 7833 West Lawrence Avenue, Norridge, Monday - Thursday 9 am - 4 pm, Friday 9 am - 3 pm
  • Oak Park Township Senior Services: 130 South Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm 
  • West Suburban Medical Center: 3 Erie Street, Oak Park, Monday - Sunday 8 am - 5 pm
  • Youth and Family Services: 14807 South Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm 
  • Palatine Township Center: 721 South Quentin Road, Palatine, Monday 8:30 am - 7pm, Tuesday - Friday 8:30 am - 4 pm, Saturday 8:30 am - 12 pm 
  • Palos Township Hall: 10802 South Roberts Road, Palos Hills, Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Proviso Township Office: 4565 West Harrison Street, Hillside, Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Rich Township Office: 22013 Governors Highway, Richton Park, Monday - Friday 9 am - 4 pm
  • River Forest Community Center: 8020 West Madison Street, River Forest, Monday - Friday 8 am - 8 pm
  • Riverside Village Office: 27 Riverside Road, Riverside, Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm
  • Township of Schaumburg: 1 Illinois Boulevard, Hoffman Estates, Monday - Thursday 8:30 - 10 pm, Friday 8:30 - 9 pm
  • Louis S Viverito Senior Center: 7745 South Leamington Avenue, Burbank, Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4 pm 
  • Thornton Township Offices: 333 East 162nd Street, South Holland, Monday - Friday 9 am - 4pm
  • Wheeling Township Office: 1616 North Arlington heights Road, Arlington Heights, Monday - Thursday 9 am - 9 pm, Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm 
  • Worth Township Hall: 11601 South Pulaski Road, Alsip, Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm 

To stay warm and safe follow the tips below (courtesty of the City of Chicago). If you are a provider please print the fliers attached above and make sure your patients are aware of these services.

  • Call 311 to: 
    • locate a warming shelter and support services
    • request a well-being check for someone who may be at risk
    • report inadequate heat in a residential building
    • learn about programs able to assist with heating costs
  • Wear multiple layers of loose clothing and keep hands, head and feet covered when outside
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Never use an extension cord with a space heater, this is a fire hazard
  • Never use an oven to heat a home, this is a fire hazard
  • Recognize symptoms of hypothermia and call 911:
    • stiff muscles
    • shivering
    • puffy or swollen face
    • cold skin
    • slow breathing 
    • mental confusion

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