The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services has six community service centers that operate as Cooling Centers when temperatures because dangerously warm.
The City is providing extra resources to help residents beat the heat this week. The Department of Family and Support Services has extended hours at all six DFSS Cooling Centers: Thursday, July 18, 2019 and Friday, July 19, 2019 from 9 am to 7pm. The Garfield Community Service Center located at 10 S. Kedzie will be open on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 9 am to 5 pm and is always open 24 hours to connect residents to shelter. DFSS encourages seniors to stay home, however if they do not have air conditioning there are 21 senior centers that operate as cooling centers. The 6 regional Senior Centers will be open for extended hours from 8:30am to 7pm. To find a cooling center nearest you call 3-1-1 or visit 311.Chicago.gov.
DFSS also asks that residents check on their neighbors, family and friends, particularly those who might be isolated and to call 311 if you are not able to make contact.
Oppressive summer heat is more than uncomfortable. High temperatures and humidity can pose a health and safety threat. The City of Chicago has many services available to help residents cope safely with extreme weather conditions.
Beat the Heat Cooling Tips
Extended hours at all six Department of Family and Support Services Cooling Centers: Thursday, July 18, 2019 and Friday, July 19, 2019 from 9am to 7pm.
To learn the location of the closest available Cooling Center at any given time, call 3-1-1.
9 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday
1140 W. 79th Street
Chicago, IL 60621
10 S. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612
4314 S. Cottage Grove
Chicago, IL 60653
North Area Center
845 W. Wilson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
South Chicago Center
8650 S. Commercial Ave.
Chicago, IL 60617
Trina Davila Center
4312 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60639
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