Warming Centers Open

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Warming Centers Open

January 28, 2014

The National Weather Service has delivered an alert regarding sub-zero temperatures and a wind chill advisory. Due to these dangerously extreme temperatures, several centers have opened their doors as warming centers.

The Costick Center, located at 28600 Eleven Mile Road, Farmington Hills
Open as a warming center from 5:30 a.m. until 11 p.m. January 29, 2014. Citizens using the Costick Center as a warming center do not have to be residents of Farmington Hills.

Canton Township Public Safety would like to inform the public that the Summit on the Park located at 46000 Summit Parkway, Canton, MI and the Canton Public Library located at 1200 Canton Center Rd, Canton, MI will be open as Warming Centers. For more information contact Canton’s Emergency Management Office at 734-394-5357 or on their website at www.cantonpublicsafey.org.

The City of Westland has opened several warming centers around the City thru Wednesday, January 29. This information can be found on the city's government access channel WLND and has also been posted on the city website at www.cityofwestland.com The locations are as follows:

• William P. Faust Public Library - 6123 Central City Parkway, Westland, MI- 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
• Dorsey Center - 32715 Dorsey, Westland, MI - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Friendship Center - 1119 N. Newburgh – Westland, MI
Monday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Wayne-Westland Recreation Center 5:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The City of Detroit, in conjunction with local nonprofit homeless service providers, has two warming centers to offer Detroit residents a break from the winter chill. The warming centers are designated to provide temporary relief to persons who are homeless and/or do not utilize existing homeless shelters available within the city limits. In the City of Detroit warming centers are at the following locations:

Cass Community Social Services is located at 3901 Cass Avenue, north of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Detroit, MI. The center capacity is approximately 50 beds, with services for women and children only. The center will be open from 4p.m. – 8a.m. every night, seven days a week. Client services will also be provided to clients through March, 2014.

Operation Get Down is located at 6821 Medbury Street, between I-94 Service Drive and E. Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI - This facility has a capacity of approximately 200 beds and serves women, men and children. Operation Get Down is open from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. and will be open for client services through March, 2014.

For more information, contact Cass Community Social Services at (313) 883-2277 or Operation Get Down at (313) 921-9422.

Those in need may also receive service at the following DETROIT RESPITE CENTERS:
Joseph Walker Williams Recreation Center, 8431 Rosa Parks Blvd., Detroit 48206
Farwell Recreation Center, 2781 Outer Drive, Detroit 48234
Butzel Family Center, 7737 Kercheval, Detroit 48214

The following centers are being used to provide warmth in the City of Highland Park:
Highland Park Police Station – 24 Hours, 14112 Woodward Ave., Highland Park 48203
Highland Park Fire Station – 24 Hours, 25 Gerald St., Highland Park 48203
The Ernest T. Ford Recreation Center 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., 10 Pitkin, Highland Park 48203
Robert B. Blackwell Municipal Building(City Hall) 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., 12050 Woodward, Highland Pk
The Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, 13130 Woodward Ave., Highland Park, MI 48203

The City of Royal Oak is operating three warming centers in their community. The locations are as follows:
• The Senior Community Center, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
• The Royal Oak Public Library (closed on Sunday).
• Starr Presbyterian Church on 13 Mile Road; Royal Oak, MI

South Oakland-Welcome Inn open M-F 7AM-7PM with shuttle service to the overnight warming center 1717 W 13 Mile Royal Oak MI phone 248-850-3220

In the City of Ferndale, the Renaissance Vineyard Church; 1841 Pinecrest Drive; Ferndale, MI 48220 offers both day and evening hours.

In the City of Pontiac in North Oakland - Hope Hospitality in Pontiac overnight 7:30PM-7AM; 249 Baldwin/day center; 212 Baldwin Ave, Pontiac, MI; (248) 812-9276.

In Macomb County the Macomb County Warming Centers provide a warm, safe place to sleep for those who are homeless. Not a Macomb County resident? Not a problem. We don't let people freeze to death just because their last permanent address wasn't in this county. The warming center sites are:

• 16546 E 9 Mile Rd; Eastpointe, MI; (586) 218-7173
• 16604 Forest Ave; Eastpointe, MI; (586) 321-0998

Of note: Ray of Hope Day Center provides counseling and assistance to those seeking work.

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