Warming Centers

December 15, 2016

This morning's snowfall was a gentle reminder that winter is just around the corner. Weather forecasts have predicted freezing temperatures and wind chills below zero for the next couple of days, and in response, the governor is activating the state’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol, which will begin tonight and remain in effect through Saturday morning. 

This protocol calls for our state agencies to coordinate with 2-1-1 and Connecticut’s network of shelters to ensure that the state’s most vulnerable populations are protected from the severe cold weather.

I urge anyone in need of shelter to call 2-1-1 or visit www.211ct.org to find the nearest available shelter location.


Below are the warming centers currently open in your area:

East Hartford
1) South End Senior Center, 70 Canterbury St., M-F: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
2) Public Safety Complex, 31, School St., 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

South Windsor
1) South Windsor Public Library, 1550 Sullivan Avenue,  Sunday1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday 9 a.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday & Sunday9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
2) South Windsor Community Center- 150 Nevers Road, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

1) Mary Cheney Library, 586 Main Street,  Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Friday-Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m.
2) Whiton Branch Library, 100 North Main Street, Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.