Warming Centers Now Open Across City of Detroit , Recreation Centers and Public Library Branches Serve as Respite Locations

Warming Centers Now Open Across City of Detroit

Detroit Recreation Centers and Public Library Branches Serve as Respite Locations

With cold, wintry weather already here, the City of Detroit is reminding residents that warming centers and respite locations are open to provide relief from the cold.

WARMING CENTERS The City of Detroit has four warming centers, in conjunction with two local nonprofit homeless service providers, open from now through March 31. The City is contracting with Cass Community Social Services and Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries (four locations) to provide temporary relief to persons who are homeless when year-round shelters may be at capacity. A fifth-day center has opened at the TCF Center operated by the Pope Francis Center.

Detroit utilizes a coordinated entry process to access emergency shelters and overnight warming centers. Those seeking shelter or warming center placements should call the Coordinated Assessment Model (CAM) to explore available shelter options.

Due to COVID-19, the CAM access points have moved from in-person to a call line. Please contact CAM at (313) 305-0311 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Wednesday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. CAM staff will explore alternatives to shelters or make a shelter placement referral.

Outside of the CAM hours listed above, or on holidays, those seeking shelter should come in person at one of the following warming center locations from now - March 31, 2022:

Cass Community Social Services, 1534 Webb St., Detroit 48206 313-883-2277 Facilities for: Families and Single women 

Cass Community Social Services, 11850 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit 48206 313-883-2277 Facilities for: Single women 

Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, 11037 Mack Ave., Detroit 48214 313-993-6703 Facilities for: Families and single women

Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, 3535 Third Ave, Detroit 48201 313-993-6703 Facilities for: Single men only

The four facilities will operate daily during the cold weather months including holidays. A fifth center operated by Pope Francis Center at the TCF Center during the morning hours only.

TCF Center, 1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226 (Operated by Pope Francis Center)

  • Facilities for: Anyone who is homeless
  • Hours: Monday - Saturday 7 -11 a.m.

All individuals are 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, and other related services.

For more information regarding the warming centers, call (313) 305-0311.RESPITE LOCATIONS  The City’s recreation centers and Detroit Public Library branches are open during business hours to provide residents relief from extreme weather. Both recreation centers and the libraries will follow COVID-19 safety protocols.

Detroit Recreation CentersAdams/Butzel Center, 10500 Lyndon (313) 628-0990 Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. | Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Sunday Closed

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

Kemeny Recreation Center, 2260 S. Fort (313) 628-2819 Monday – Friday 8 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

Patton Recreation Center, 2301 Woodmere  (313) 628-2000  Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.  | Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  | Sunday Closed

Detroit Public Library Branches The Detroit Public Library is operating under COVID-19 protocols, which includes limited capacity and two-hour limit per visit.

Campbell Branch, 8733 W. Vernor/Springwells, Detroit, MI 48209 • 313.481.1550 Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. | Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Edison Branch, 18400 Joy/Southfield, Detroit, MI 48228 • 313.481.1720 Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. | Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Jefferson Branch, 12350 E. Outer Dr./E. Warren, Detroit, MI 48224 • 313.481.1760 Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. | Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Main Library 5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202 • 313.481.1300 Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. | Friday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.

Parkman Branch 1766 Oakman Blvd./Linwood, Detroit, MI 48238 • 313.481.1810 Technology, Literacy & Career (TLC) Center: 313.481.1814 Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. | Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Redford Branch 21200 Grand River/W. McNichols, Detroit, MI 48219 • 313.481.1820 Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. | Friday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.

Wilder Branch 7140 E. 7 Mile Rd./Van Dyke, Detroit, MI 48234 • 313.481.1870 Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. | Friday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.