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LIST: Warming centers available across Northeast Ohio over the holiday weekend

Warming center
Posted at 12:55 PM, Dec 21, 2022

As frigid temperatures are expected to sweep through Northeast Ohio towards the end of the week, cities are opening up warming centers to provide residents a warm and safe haven from the winter elements.

Multiple organizations and municipalities have activated warming centers, with some offering overnight stays and warm food and beverages.

AKRON
Summit Lake Community Center, 380 W. Crosier St.

  • Open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Dec. 23 to Dec. 26.
  • All other shelters will be closed for the weekend.

Emergency Overnight Shelter, 111 E. Voris St.

  • Open from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. Dec. 23 through Dec. 27.
  • Shelter will be open for severe weather 15 degrees and below.
  • Free food and clothing is available.
  • CLICK HERE for more information.

ASHLAND
The Salvation Army Ashland Kroc Center, 527 E. Liberty St., Ashland

  • Thursday, Dec. 22: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 23: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 24: 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Bellevue (Huron County)
God's Caring Heart Huron County: Emergency Warming Center, 208 West Main St.
567-267-0485

  • Available to anyone in need during the winter months as well as a shelter for any emergency.

CANTON
The following warming centers will be open from 6 p.m. Dec. 22 to 8 a.m. Dec. 26. COVID-19 protocols are in place and visitors must abide by social distancing rules and wear a mask.

The Edward “Peel” Coleman Community Center, located at 1400 Sherrick Road SE
(330-489-3350).

  • Guests must enter through the WEST door. Masks are available on site if needed. Cots and blankets will be available.

Hours of operation:

  • Dec. 22 at 6 p.m. through Dec. 23 at 8 a.m.
  • Dec. 23 at 6. p.m. through Dec. 24 at 8 a.m.
  • Dec. 24 at 4 p.m. through Dec. 26 at 8 a.m.

Refuge of Hope, located at 715 Second St. NE, Canton
(330-453-1785)

  • Guests must enter through door #4 (ring bell). Hot beverages and food will be available.

Hours of operation:

  • Dec. 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (No overnight stay.)
  • Dec. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (No overnight stay.)

CLEVELAND
On Friday, Dec. 23, these sites are open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Zelma George Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center: 3155 Martin L. King Blvd.
  • Collinwood Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center: 16300 Lakeshore Blvd.
  • Michael Zone Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center: 6301 Lorain Ave.
  • Sterling Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center: 1380 E. 32nd St.

On Saturday, Dec. 24, these sites are open from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Zelma George Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center: 3155 Martin L. King Blvd.
  • Collinwood Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center: 16300 Lakeshore Blvd.
  • Michael Zone Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center: 6301 Lorain Ave.
  • Sterling Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center: 1380 E. 32nd St.

On Sunday, Dec. 25, these sites are open from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Zelma George Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center: 3155 Martin L. King Blvd.
  • Michael Zone Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center: 6301 Lorain Ave.

On Monday, Dec. 26, these sites are open from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Zelma George Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center: 3155 Martin L. King Blvd.
  • Michael Zone Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center: 6301 Lorain Ave.

LORAIN
Haven Center Shelter, 1536 East 30th St.
440-277-9272

  • Neighborhood Alliance is monitoring the weather and is prepared to activate the shelter at Haven Center.

Lorain High School, 2600 Ashland Ave.

"In conjunction with the City of Lorain, Lorain City Schools has opened Lorain High School, located at 2600 Ashland Avenue, Lorain, as a temporary warming center for residents without power, heat, or shelter.

District officials will be on hand, along with Lorain police officers, while the warming center is open. The warming center is directly responding to widespread power outages in the city of Lorain. According to FirstEnergy, more than 3,500 customers in Lorain are without power as of 5 PM.

Those seeking shelter will be provided refreshments and coffee. Pets are welcome, but they must be CAGED.

The warming center at Lorain High School will remain through the night if needed," said Lorain City Schools.

PAINESVILLE
CODE BLUE Warming Center—St. James Episcopal Church, 131 N. State St.

  • Activated from Dec. 23 through Dec. 26.
  • Transportation is available on Dec. 24 from the church to the warming center.
  • Lake County residents can dial 211 for updates

MANSFIELD
Mansfield Salvation Army, 47 S. Main Street
419-525-2912

  • The Salvation Army will open its doors as a warming shelter when temperatures drop below 20 degrees.

RAVENNA
Haven Center of Portage County, 2645 State Road (OH-59).
330-235-8600

  • Dec. 22: Will open at 6 p.m. and continue 24 hours
  • Dec. 23: 24 hours
  • Dec. 24: 24 hours
  • Dec. 25: 24 hours
  • Dec. 26: 24 hours
  • Dec. 27: 24 hours

RICHLAND HEIGHTS
Richland Heights Community Center, 27285 Highland Road

  • Dec. 24: 12:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

WOOSTER
Severe Weather Shelter—Salvation Army, 437 S. Market St.
330-264-4704

  • The Severe Weather Shelter will be open all nights between Dec. 19 and Jan. 4. The shelter will open at 6 p.m. each night and will close at 8 a.m. the following morning. The shelter is open to anyone needing to escape the elements.
  • Guests arriving at the shelter are asked to use the Family Life Center door of the Salvation Army which faces Ohio Street. Guests are asked to arrive by 10 p.m. The meal is served at 6:30 p.m. each evening when the shelter is open.

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