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Tue Jan 29, 2019, 11:52 AM

Warming Centers: Chicago

NOTE: posting more than 4 paragraphs as this is PSA/Public info. Please share w/ anyone you think may benefit from this info and on social media, and also share other info on how people in other areas can stay warm during the polar vortex this week - especially homeless and pets!


Call 311 or check out this online map to find a warming center near you, especially during off hours and weekday holidays, when the six Department of Family and Support Services warming centers below are not usually open.

In extreme conditions, hours and days may be extended and other city facilities may be designated as temporary warming center.

Englewood Center
1140 W. 79th Street
Chicago, IL 60621

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
4300 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60639

DFSS officials said the temperature of residential buildings must be at least 68 degrees during the day and at least 66 degrees at overnight. If your landlord is not doing so and the problem cannot be resolved, call 311.

For more information, visit www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/fss/provdrs/serv/svcs/dfss_warming_centers.html.

On Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, Father Michael Pfleger said St. Sabina Church said the St. Sabina/Catholic Charities Social Service Center, located at 1120 West 79th Street, will operate as a warming center from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Anyone who does not have a place to stay after 9 p.m. each night will be taken to a shelter.

Also, donít forget that ALL @Chicago_Police Stations are warming centers, open to anyone in need of a warm place to get out from the cold. Contact 311 for assistance finding a warming center or to arrange a well being check. Dial 911 for emergencies.


On Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, the Chicago Park District identified 62 park fieldhouses that will be warming centers for the rest of the winter. These fieldhouses will be open during normal Chicago Park District hours, which can be found on each park's website.

Ada Park | 11250 S. Ada St.
Altgeld Park | 515 S. Washtenaw Ave.
Amundsen Park | 62 W. Bloomingdale Ave.
Austin Town Hall Park | 5610 W. Lake St.
Avalon Park | 1215 E. 83rd St.
Bessemer Park | 8930 S. Muskegon Ave.
Blackhawk Park | 2318 N. Lavergne Ave.
Calumet Park | 9801 S. Ave. "G"
Columbus Park | 500 S. Central Ave.
Douglas Park | 1401 S. Sacramento Ave.
Dvorak Park | 1119 W. Cullerton St.
Eckhart Park | 1330 W. Chicago Ave.
Fernwood Park | 10436 S. Wallace St.
Fosco Park | 1313 S. Troop St.
Foster Park | 1440 W. 84th St.
Franklin Park | 4320 W. 15th St.
Gage Park | 2411 W. 55th St.
Garfield Park | 100 N. Central Park Ave.
Gill Park | 825 W. Sheridan Rd.
Hamilton Park | 513 W. 72nd St.
Harrison Park | 1824 S. Wood St.
Hayes Park | 2936 W. 85th St.
Holstein Park | 2200 N. Oakley Ave.
Horner Park | 2741 W. Montrose
Humboldt Park | 1440 N. Sacramento Ave.
Jackson Park | 6401 S. Stony Island
Kelvyn Park | 4438 W. Wrightwood
Kosciuszko Park | 2732 N. Avers Ave.
La Follette Park | 333 N. Laramie Ave.
Lincoln Park| 2045 N. Lincoln Park West
Loyola Park | 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.
Mann Park | 2949 E. 131st St.
Marquette Park | 6734 S. Kedzie Ave.
McFetridge | 3843 N. California Ave.
McGuane Park | 2901 S. Poplar Ave.
Mt. Greenwood | 3721 W. 111th St.
Nash Community Center | 1833 E. 71st St.
Ogden Park | 429 N. Columbus Dr.
Olympia Park | 6566 N. Avondale
Palmer Park | 201 E. 111th St.
Ping Tom Park | 300 W. 19th St.
Piotrowski Park | 4247 W. 31st St.
Portage Park | 4100 N. Long Ave.
Pulaski Park | 1419 W. Blackhawk St.
Rainbow Beach Park | 3111 E. 77th St.
Riis Park | 6100 W. Fullerton Ave.
River Park | 5100 N. Francisco
Rowan Park | 11545 S. Avenue L
Russell Square Park | 3045 E. 83rd St.
Scottsdale Park* | 4637 W. 83rd St.
Shabbona Park | 6935 W. Addison St.
Sheridan Park | 910 S. Aberdeen St.
Sherwood Park | 507 S. Shields
Smith Park | 2526 W. Grand Ave.
South Shore Cultural Center | 7059 S. South Shore
Trumbull Park | 2400 E. 105th St.
Tuley Park | 501 E. 90th Pl.
Warren Park | 6601 N. Western Ave.
Washington Park | 5531 S. Martin Luther King
Wentworth Gardens | 3770 S. Wentworth Ave.
West Lawn Park | 4233 W. 65th St.
West Pullman Park | 401 W. 123rd St.
*Closed on weekends


Berwyn (Library)
2701 S. Harlem Ave.
Berwyn, IL
9:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. M-THU
9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. F-SAT
1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. SUN
Transport: No

Berwyn (Freedom Park)
3701 S. Scoville Ave.
Berwyn, IL
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-THU
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. F
Transport: No

Berwyn (Recreational Dept.)
6501 W. 31st St.
Berwyn, IL
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. M-F
Transport: No

425 S. Halsted St.
Chicago Heights, IL
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. M/W
8:00 a.m. - 4:40 p.m. T/THU/F
Transport: No

16361 S. Kedzie Parkway
Markham, IL
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., M-F
Transport: No

12633 Ashland Ave.
Calumet Park, IL
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. M-F
Transport: Yes, please call 708.388.6606.

Cicero (Village Building)
4949 W. Cermak Rd.
Cicero, IL
8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. M-F
Transport: No

Cicero (Library)
5444 W. 34th St.
Cicero, IL
8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m., M-F
Transport: No

Cicero (Community Center)

2250 S. 49th Ave.
Cicero, IL
8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m., M-F
Transport: No

Elk Grove
2400 S. Arlington Heights Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. M-F
Transport: No

Hanover (Senior Center)
240 S. IL Route 59
Bartlett, IL
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. M/W/F
8:30 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. T and THURS
8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. SAT
Transport: Yes

Lemont (Township Offices)
1115 Warner Ave.
Lemont, IL
9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. M-F
Transport: Yes, please call 630.257.2522

Lemont (Community Center)
16300 Alba St.
Lemont, IL
9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. M-F
Transport: Yes, please call 630.257.2522

2620 N. Mannheim Rd.
Franklin Park, IL
6:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. M-F
6:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. SAT
6:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. SUN
Transport: No

1700 Ballard Rd.
Park Ridge, IL
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. M-F
Transport: No

5255 Lincoln Ave.
Skokie, IL
9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. M-F
Transport: No

Norwood Park
7833 W. Lawrence Ave.
Norridge, IL
9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. M - THUR
9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. F
Transport: No

Oak Park
130 S. Oak Park Ave.
Oak Park, IL
8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. M-F
Transport: No

Orland Park
14807 Ravinia Ave.
Orland Park, IL
8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. M/W/THUR/F
8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. T
Transport: Yes, for seniors 55 and older. Please call 708.403.4222.

721 S. Quentin Road
Palatine, IL
8:30 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. M
8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. T- F
8:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. SAT
Transport: No

10802 S. Roberts Road

Palos Hills, IL
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. M-F
Transport: No

4565 W. Harrison St.
Hillside, IL
8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. M-F
Transport: Yes, for seniors 60 and older. Please call 708.449.4300.

22013 Governors Hwy
Richton Park, IL
9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. M-F
Transport: No

River Forest
8020 W. Madison St.
River Forest, IL
8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. M-F
Transport: No

27 Riverside Road
Riverside, IL
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. M-F
Transport: No

1 Illinois Boulevard
Hoffman Estates, IL
8:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m. M-THURS
8:30 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. F
Transport: No

7745 S. Leamington Ave.
Burbank, IL
8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. F
Transport: No

1616 N. Arlington Heights Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL
8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. M-F
Transport: No

11601 S. Pulaski Rd.
Alsip, IL
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. M-F
Transport: No

For more information about these services, visit http://cookcountyhomelandsecurity.org/cook-county-warming-centers.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 11:58 AM

1. Check and or change your air filters if you have a furnace.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 12:27 PM

2. Thank you for posting this.

I hope the information also gets out to those who have no internet access.

I'm here in Chicago (and grateful that my cats and I have a safe, warm home) and I'm just dreading the cold for all the homeless animals out there who, obviously, have no access to warming centers. I'll leave some dry cat food out, but I rent and have no place to really set up a warm place for them and I feel just TERRIBLE for all those poor creatures who are going to suffer the next few days.

I really hate this crap.

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Response to TeapotInATempest (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 12:42 PM

3. Me too. Hate cold, snow, winter.

If anyone takes the notion, there are lots of instructions on the internet how to make cat and other small animal shelters:


I've made them out of rubbermaid or other cheapo plastic tub with a hole cut in, those foil 'blankets' that keep in warmth, styrofoam and/or straw. At least it keeps the little bubbies out of the wind and rain.

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Tue Jan 29, 2019, 12:48 PM

4. K & R

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