City of Chicago Warming Centers to be Activated as Temperature Drops
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CHICAGO ~ The City of Chicago is bracing for extreme cold temperatures this week and next, prompting the Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) to activate warming areas at six community service centers when temperatures drop below 32 degrees.

The warming centers are open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and additional public facilities are available to all Chicagoans during normal business hours. The Garfield Community Service Center at 10 S. Kedzie is open 24 hours a day to connect families and residents to emergency shelter.

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Those seeking a warm place after hours can call 3-1-1 for assistance or visit or download the CHI311 app for information on designated warming areas. Residents are also encouraged to check on relatives, neighbors and friends during a winter weather emergency.

A list of community service center locations is available on DFSS's website at, along with multilingual fliers containing warming center information in English, Spanish and Polish. A map of warming centers citywide can be found at Warming Centers - Map | City of Chicago | Data Portal.

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