Warming Centers Now Open Across City of Detroit

  • Detroit Recreation Centers and Public Library Branches Serve as Respite Locations

With the forecast calling for frigid temperatures this weekend, the City of Detroit is reminding residents that warming centers and respite locations are open to provide relief from the cold.

The City has three warming centers, in conjunction with two local nonprofit homeless service providers, open from now through March 31. The City of Detroit is contracting with Cass Community Social Services and Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries (two locations) to provide temporary relief to persons who are homeless when year-round shelters may be at capacity.

Detroit utilizes a coordinated entry process to access shelters and warming centers. This means those seeking shelter or warming center placements should visit the appropriate access point to meet with a staff member to explore available shelter options.

 

For Families & Unaccompanied Youth (age 18-24): 
Southwest Solutions Housing Resource Center, 1600 Porter St. 
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 11 am – 7 pm

For Single Adults: 
NSO Tumaini Center, 3430 Third Ave. 
Hours: Mon-Fri., 11 am – 7 pm 

NOAH Project, 23 E. Adams 
Hours: Mon-Thurs, 10 am – 4 pm

For Veterans: 
Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV), 4646 John R. Street (2nd Floor, Red Section) 
Hours: Mon.- Fri. 8 am-4:30 pm

Veterans Community Resource & Referral Center (VCRRC), 301 Piquette Street
Hours: Sun. – Sat. 8 am – 8 pm

While the warming centers are open, there will also be additional access points open and available to anyone on a limited basis:

For any Individual or Family: 
Samaritan Center, 5555 Conner St. - Suite 2077  
Hours: Mon. & Fri. 11 am – 7 pm

Cass Community Social Services, 11850 Woodrow Wilson 
Hours: Tues. & Fri. 11 am – 7 pm

Staff at the access points will assist to explore alternatives to shelters or make shelter placement for the night.

After hours or during weekends and holidays, those seeking shelter should come in person at one of the following warming center locations:

Cass Community Social Services, 1534 Webb, Detroit 48206 313.883.2277
Facilities for: Families and Single women

Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries Genesis House 3, 3840 Fairview, Detroit 48214 313.331.8990
Facilities for: Families and Single women

Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries Third Street, 3535 Third Ave, Detroit 48201 313.993.6703
Facilities for: Single men ONLY

The three facilities will operate daily during the cold weather months including holidays.  During extreme cold, services will be extended to include daytime hours.

 All individuals are supervised at all times to ensure the safety and security. They are also provided with two hot meals, showering and sleeping accommodations. Clients are also encouraged to take advantage of support services available, such as referrals, housing assistance, health screening, and other related services.

For more information regarding the warming centers, call (313) 224-9974.

The City’s recreation centers and Detroit Public Library branches are open during business hours to provide residents relief from extreme weather.
 

Detroit Recreation Centers  

Adams/Butzel Center
10500 Lyndon
(313) 628-0990
Monday – Friday 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday Closed

Butzel Family Center
7737 Kercheval
(313) 626-2100
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday Closed

Clemente Recreation Center
2631 Bagley
(313) 628-0228
Monday – Friday 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday Closed

Coleman Young Community Center
2751 Robert Bradby Dr.
(313) 628-0995
Monday – Friday 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday Closed

Crowell Recreation Center
16630 Lahser Road
(313) 628-2050
Monday – Friday 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday Closed

Farwell Recreation Center
2711 E. Outer Drive
(313) 628-2028
Monday – Friday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday Closed

Heilmann Recreation Center
19601 Crusade
(313) 224-9334
Monday – Friday 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday Closed

Kemeny Recreation Center
2260 S. Fort
(31) 628-2819
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday Closed 

Lasky Recreation Center 
13200 Fenelon 
(313) 628-2030 
Monday – Friday 1 – 9 p.m. 
Saturday & Sunday Closed

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

Patton Recreation Center 
2301 Woodmere 
(313) 628-2000 
Monday – Friday 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. 
Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
Sunday Closed

Williams Recreation Center
8431 Rosa Parks Blvd.
(313) 628-2039 
Monday – Friday 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. 
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
Sunday Closed


Detroit Public Library Branches

Bowen Branch
3648 W. Vernor/W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48216 • 313.481.1540
Hours: M, W & Sa: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; T & Th: Noon - 8 p.m.

Campbell Branch
8733 W. Vernor/Springwells, Detroit, MI 48209 • 313.481.1550
Hours: T, Th, & Sa: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; M & W: Noon - 8 p.m.

Chandler Park Branch
12800 Harper, Detroit, MI 48213 • 313.481.1560
Hours:  W & Sa:  10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Th: Noon- 8 p.m.

Chase Branch
17731 W. Seven Mile Rd./Southfield, Detroit, MI 48235 • 313.481.1580
Hours: M, W & Sa: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; T & Th: Noon - 8 p.m.

Conely Branch
4600 Martin/Michigan, Detroit, MI 48210 • 313.481.1590
Hours: M, W & Sa: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; T & Th: Noon - 8 p.m.

Douglass Branch for Specialized Services
3666 Grand River/Trumbull, Detroit, MI 48208 • 313.481.1707
Hours: M, T, W, Th & F: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Duffield Branch
2507 W. Grand Blvd./14th St., Detroit, MI 48208 • 313.481.1710
Hours: M, W & Sa: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; T & Th: Noon - 8 p.m.

Edison Branch
18400 Joy/Southfield, Detroit, MI 48228 • 313.481.1720
Hours: T, Th & Sa: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; M & W: Noon - 8 p.m.

Elmwood Park Branch
550 Chene/Lafayette, Detroit, MI 48207 • 313.481.1730
Hours: M, W, Sa: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; T & Th: Noon - 8 p.m.

Franklin Branch
13651 E. McNichols/Gratiot, Detroit, MI • 313.481.1740
Hours: M, W, Sa: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; T & Th: Noon - 8 p.m.

Hubbard Branch
12929 W. McNichols/James Couzens, Detroit, MI 48235 • 313.481.1750
Hours: T & Th & Sa: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m; M & W: Noon - 8 p.m.

Knapp Branch
13330 Conant/E. Davison, Detroit, MI 48212 • 313.481.1770
Hours: T, Th & Sa: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; M & W: Noon - 8 p.m.

Main Library
5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202 • 313.481.1300
Hours: T & W: Noon - 8 p.m.; Th, F & Sa: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Su (Oct-May): 1 - 5 p.m.

Monteith Branch 
14100 Kercheval/Chalmers, Detroit, MI 48215 • 313.481.1800 |
Hours:  M: Noon - 8 p.m.; T: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m

Parkman Branch
1766 Oakman Blvd./Linwood, Detroit, MI 48238 • 313.481.1810
Technology, Literacy & Career (TLC) Center: 313.481.1814
Hours: T, Th & Sa: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; M & W: Noon - 8 p.m.

Redford Branch
21200 Grand River/W. McNichols, Detroit, MI 48219 • 313.481.1820
Hours: T, Th & Sa: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; M & W: Noon - 8 p.m.
Su (Oct-May): 1 - 5 p.m.

Sherwood Forest Branch
7117 W. 7 Mile Rd./Livernois, Detroit, MI 48221 • 313.481.1840
Hours: M, W & Sa: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; T & Th: Noon - 8 p.m.

Skillman Branch
121 Gratiot/Farmer, Detroit, MI 48226 • 313.481.1850
Hours: M, T, W, Th & Sa: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m

Wilder Branch
7140 E. 7 Mile Rd./Van Dyke, Detroit, MI 48234 • 313.481.1870
Hours: M & W: Noon - 8:00 p.m.; T, Th & Sa: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Su (Oct-May): 1 - 5 p.m.