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Cook County Warming Centers

Cook County Warming Centers Open as Temperatures Drop

The Cook County Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security (EMRS) reminds residents to take appropriate precautions to protect themselves and their families during cold weather. 

Municipalities and townships across Cook County have warming centers available for residents. Residents who do not have adequate heating in their homes are encouraged to visit a warming center to ensure they remain safe.

Berwyn (Freedom Park)
3701 S. Scoville Ave.
Berwyn, IL
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., M-Th
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. F
Transport: No
Space is extremely limited. Call (708) 788-1701  to ensure availability.
Limited to Berwyn residents only

 

Bremen
16361 S. Kedzie Parkway
Markham, IL
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F
Transport: No
Social distancing guidelines will be enforced.
Must wear a mask. If you don't have one, it will be provided.

Elk Grove 
2400 S. Arlington Heights Rd. 
Elk Grove Village, IL
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. M-F
Transport: No
Following CDC guidelines as well as guidance set forth by the governor’s office.

Hanover (Senior Center)
240 S. IL Route 59
Bartlett, IL
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. M-F
Transport: Cost: $1 donation each ride.
Only available within the township.
Please call (630) 483-5600 to register.
Health Screening and temperature check required.
Health screening and temperature check must be completed before allowed in.
Social distancing  and CDC guidelines will enforced.
Must wear a mask. If you don’t have one, it will be provided.

Lemont (Township Offices)
1115 Warner Ave.
Lemont, IL
8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. M-F
Transport: Yes, please call (630) 257-2522.
Following CDC guidelines as well as taking temperatures before persons are allowed in the building.

Orland Park
14807 Ravinia Ave.
Orland Park, IL
8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. M-F
Transport: Yes. Rides available for township seniors 55 or older.
One-way rides within township $2
One-way rides outside township $4
Due to current economic condition Orland Township can make special financial accomodations for seniors in need.
Please call (708) 403-4222
Temperatures will be taken, Masks must be worn and Social Distancing must be followed.

Palos
1082 Roberts Rd.
Palos Hills, IL
8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. M-F
Transport: No
Social distancing and CDC guidelines will be enforced.
The duration that persons will be allowed to stay will directly correlate to the temperatures outside.

Proviso
4565 W. Harrison St.
Hillside, IL
8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. M-F
Transport: Yes. Rides are available M-F to this location only.
Riders must be registered before ride is needed.
Riders must be 60 years of age or older.
Please call (708) 449-4300.
Social distancing and CDC guidelines will be enforced.
Masks must be worn and social distancing must be followed.

Riverside
27 Riverside Rd.
Riverside, IL
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. M-F
Transport: No
Social distancing and other CDC guidelines will be enforced.

Schiller Park
9526 W. Irving Park Rd.
Schiller Park, IL
6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
on nights when overnight
low temperatures fall
below 15 degrees Fahrenheit
Social distancing and other CDC guidelines will be enforced.

Stickney
7745 S. Leamington Ave.
Burbank, IL
8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. M-F
Transport: No
Call ahead of time.
Social distancing and other CDC guidelines will be enforced.

Warming centers in the City of Chicago may be found here: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/fss/provdrs/serv/svcs/dfss_warming_centers.html 

Residents should always follow these tips during cold weather to keep themselves and their families safe:

  • Never use your oven for heat.
  • Never bring charcoal or gas grills indoors (they are a carbon monoxide hazard).
  • Make sure all portable heaters are unplugged when not in use.
  • Use electric space heaters with extreme caution – avoid placing them near curtains or other flammable materials and turn them off before going to bed.
  • Keep heat at adequate levels or leave faucets open with a slight drip to prevent pipes from freezing.
  • Keep moving. Your body generates its own heat when you engage in physical activities.