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Warming Centers in Chicago Area

To find a warming center near you, call 3-1-1, the Illinois Department of Human Services hotline at 800-843-6154

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    Commuters make their way across the Chicago River during a sub-zero trek to their offices in the Loop on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.

    When Mother Nature takes the temperature to dangerous levels, it's important to find a safe place to stay warm.

    Public spaces like museums and libraries can offer a respite from the cold, as well as something to do, but designated warming centers also provide shelter. The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services operates six warming centers during work weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. when temperatures dip below 32 degrees:

    Englewood Center
    1140 W. 79th Street
    Chicago, IL 60620

    Garfield Center
    10 S. Kedzie Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60612

    King Center
    4314 S. Cottage Grove
    Chicago, IL 60653

    North Area
    845 W. Wilson Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60640

    South Chicago
    8650 S. Commercial Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60617

    Trina Davila
    4357 W. Armitage Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60639

    The map below also indicates all warming center locations in Cook and DuPage counties:

    To find a warming center near you, call 3-1-1, the Illinois Department of Human Services hotline at 800-843-6154 or visit www.keepwarm.illinois.gov.

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