City of Chicago Warming Centers Open as Temperatures Drop

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The City of Chicago is expecting extreme cold temperatures and the Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) activates warming areas at the City’s six community service centers when temperatures are at 32 degrees or below.

• The warming centers are open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

• The Garfield Community Service Center at 10 S. Kedzie is open on a 24-hour basis to connect families and residents to emergency shelter.

• A list of community service center locations is available along with information and multilingual fliers containing warming center information in English, Spanish and Polish also are posted on DFSS’s website at or you can visit City of Chicago Warming Centers. 

Warming Centers 
The warming centers below are open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during extreme cold weather.

• 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 

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