CHICAGO — As Chicago prepares for extreme temperatures this Thanksgiving weekend, the city announced Tuesday that its six community warming centers will be activated.

Beginning Black Friday, the forecast calls for 30-degree temperatures with lows in the mid-20s early next week. As such, those seeking shelter can access the warming centers at the following locations:

  • Englewood Community Service Center 
    1140 West 79th Street, Chicago, IL 60620 
  • Garfield Community Service Center 
    10 South Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60612 
    •  Open on a 24-hour basis to connect families and residents to emergency shelters.   
  • 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 

As a reminder, the Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) activates warming areas at the city warming centers when temperatures are 32 degrees or below.

The warming centers are open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., during extreme cold weather. Anyone seeking warmth after hours may also call 3-1-1.

Additional public facilities will also be available to all Chicagoans as needed.

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