Dangerously cold wind chills are in the forecast this week.
Here is a list of warming centers that plan to open in the state.
Access Community Action Agency, 254 Broad St., Monday-Sunday 8 p.m. - 8 a.m. through April 1. (individuals only)
Overflow shelter, 43 St. Casimir Dr., Monday-Sunday 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m. through April 1.
Marrakech Taking Initiative Center, 514 Whalley Ave., Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Agency 180 Center, 793 Grand Ave., Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. - noon.
United Methodist Church, 130 Broad St., Monday-Sunday 6 p.m. - 8 a.m. through March. (individuals only)
St. Mary School, 57 Forest Ct., 5 p.m. - 7 a.m. daily through April 15.
United Way 2-1-1 is Connecticut’s statewide, 24 hour, information and referral service. Click on the links below for local, state and federal information and resources available to Connecticut residents regarding winter storm and extreme cold weather events.
Warming Centers and Shelters
If you or someone you know is in urgent need of shelter, please dial 2-1-1 for emergency support and connection to shelter(available 24/7).
- A list of warming centers can be found by clicking HERE. Enter your town or zip in the location box and hit the yellow search iconto see the locations closest to you.
- A list of homeless shelters and seasonal no freeze shelters can be found by clicking HERE. Enter your town or zip in the location box and hit the yellow search icon to see the locations closest to you.
- A list ofhomeless drop-in centers that can typically be visited during the day can be found by clicking HERE. Enter your town or zip in the location box and hit the yellow search iconto see the locations closest to you.
**If there is no warming center or shelter listed in your town, libraries and other public locations can be good places to keep warm or seek shelter. However, many locations are still closed or have limited hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic and it is strongly advised to CALL AHEAD to any location to confirm they are open.
If you are a city/town official and need to update or list a warming center or shelter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the details and your contact information.
Storm & Cold Weather Tips
- For severe cold weather tips and resources, visit http://uwc.211ct.org/severe-cold-weather-tips-and-resources/
- For information about how to prepare for winter storms and blizzards, visit http://uwc.211ct.org/winter-storms-and-blizzards/
- For renters with no heat in their apartment, visithttp://uwc.211ct.org/heat-complaints-renters/for more information
- For safety tips regarding carbon monoxide (CO), visithttp://uwc.211ct.org/carbon-monoxide-co/
State & Federal Disaster Emergency Service Resources
- Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection (CTDEMHS)
- Department of Public Health (CTDPH) – “Cold Weather Tips”
- Department of Public Health (CTDPH) – “Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detection Tips & Resources”
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – “Winter Weather Tips”
- American Red Cross – “Cold Weather Safety Tips”