Warming centers and other emergency winter resources available in metro Detroit

Posted at 9:15 PM, Jan 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-28 13:41:11-05

(WXYZ) — Several warming centers and mobilized emergency resources are being made available for those who are homeless or without heat and other cold-weather resources during this time.

“As temperatures drop, we want to make sure we are prepared to address any and all problems that we face as a city each winter,” said Arthur Jemison, chief of Services and Infrastructure. “Whether it’s providing shelter to those experiencing homelessness, addressing buildings without heat or even protecting our pets in the cold, we are prepared to ensure all Detroiters have a safe winter season.”

If you or someone you know has no heat in the home, call the city's Buildings Safety Engineering and Environmental Department at 313-628-2451.

If you or someone you know is experiencing homelessness or needs shelter, contact the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries at 313-999-1972. Emergency transportation will also be available Saturday, Jan. 19 and Sunday, Jan. 20 from 6 p.m. to midnight.

The Detroit Animal Care and Control, along with the Michigan Humane Society is providing pet owners with free straw to help insulate pet bedding if proper shelter isn't available for the animal. DACC also urges pet owners that if it's too cold outside for a human, it's certainly too cold outside for a pet. For more information on keeping pets safe in the cold, contact DACC at 313-224-6356 or the Michigan Humane Society at 313-872-3400.

These services are provided through a collaboration between the Detroit Health Department, Housing and Revitalization Department, Homeland Security & Emergency Management and the Buildings Safety Engineering and Environmental Department (BSEED).

A list of warming centers across the metro Detroit is below:

Wixom City Council Chambers, 49045 Pontiac Trail, Wixom, MI 48393

For Families with Children & Unaccompanied Youth (age 18-24):

Southwest Solutions Housing Resource Center, 1600 Porter St., Detroit, Hours: Mon. - Fri. 11am - 7pm
For Singles Adults:

NSO Tumaini Center, 3430 3rd Ave., Mon-Fri., 11am – 7pm
NOAH Project, 23 E. Adams, Mon-Thurs, 10am – 4pm
For Veterans:

Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV), 4646 John R. Street on the 2nd Floor, Red Section, Mon.- Fri., 8am-4:30pm
Veterans Community Resource & Referral Center (VCRRC), 301 Piquette St., Sun. – Sun 8am – 8pm.

Staff at the access points will assist to explore alternatives to shelter or make shelter placement for the night. After hours or during weekends and holidays, those seeking shelter should present in person at one of the following warming center locations:

Cass Community Social Services|1534 Webb, Detroit 48206|313.883.2277

40 warming center beds for:

Families with children
Single women

Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries Genesis House 3|3840 Fairview, Detroit 48214|313.331.8990

45 warming center beds for:

Families with children
Single women

Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries 3rd Street|3535 Third Ave, Detroit 48201|313.993.6703

45 warming center beds for:

Single men ONLY
In addition, residents may visit any of the City’s recreation centers during regular hours of operation.

DETROIT RECREATION CENTERS Adams Butzel Center, 10500 Lyndon Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Butzel Family, 7737 Kercheval Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Clemente Center, 2631 Bagley Monday - Friday 1 - 9 p.m.

Crowell Recreation Center, 16630 Lahser Road Monday – Friday 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Coleman A. Young Recreation Center, 2751 Robert Bradby Dr. Monday – Friday 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Farwell Recreation Center, 2711 E. Outer Drive Monday – Friday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Heilmann Center, 19601 Crusade Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Kemeny Recreation Center, 2260 S. Fort St

Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Lasky Center, 13200 Fenelon Monday - Friday 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Saturday - Sunday 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Patton Recreation Center, 2301 Woodmere Monday – Friday 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Williams Recreation Center, 8431 Rosa Parks Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Oakland County Warming Centers:

City of Lathrup Village

City Hall 27400 Southfield Rd, Lathrup Village
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 4:30pm

Costick Activities Center
28600 W 11 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills
6:00 am -10:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

Oak Park Community Center
14300 Oak Park Blvd,Oak Park
Monday – Thursday
8:00am to 10:00pm

Orion Center
1335 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday (9am-4:30pm), Thursday 9am-9pm. The building will reopen outside of regular business hours if large power outages exist in Orion Township community.

Meadowbrook Commons
25075 Meadowbrook Rd, Novi

Novi Public Library 45255 W Ten Mile , Novi
Monday-Thursday 10:00am-9:00pm

Sunday 12:00pm-6:00pm
Novi Civic Center
45175 Ten Mile Rd, Novi

Troy Community Center
3179 Livernois Rd, Troy
Fri: 5:00am-10:00pm
Sat: 7am-8pm
Sun: 8am-6pm