List of warming centers open during extreme cold temperatures

(KBSI) – Several locations have been designated as warming centers during the extreme cold temperature later this week. If you know of a warming center not listed, email with the details.


Shawnee Park Center
835 South West End Boulevard
Cape Girardeau, MO

Shawnee will open as a warming center site at 8 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23.  Due to a generator issue, the Osage Centre is not open.

Scott City
FEMA building
Scott City High School

The FEMA building at the Scott City school is open beginning 8 p.m. Dec. 22 until 5 p.m. Dec. 25 as a warming center.


Benton City Hall
1403 S. Main Street
Benton, IL

open during normal business hours


Carbondale Warming Center
608 East College Street
Carbondale, IL

Beginning Thursday, Dec 22, at 6 p.m., the upstairs emergency overflow section of the Carbondale Warming Center will be open 24 hours. This is for individuals and families needing a warm and safe space as temperatures drop dangerously low.


Christopher Civic Center
208 N Thomas Street
Christopher, IL

Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Family Life Church Warming Shelter
hosted at Grace Community Church
14769 N. IL Hwy. 37
Mt. Vernon, IL

Available overnights from Dec. 22-Dec. 27 from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.


Pruett Building
East Church Street
Harrisburg, IL

The City of Harrisburg opened the Pruett building on East Church Street Thursday morning for a warming center. It will remain open until Saturday, December 24 at 9 a.m. People using the warming center may enter the building through the front door.


Herrin City Hall
300 N Park Ave.
Herrin, IL

The front foyer of City Hall will be open from Thursday, Dec. 22 at 4 p.m. until 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27. A men’s and women’s restroom is available.


Take Action Today/Lifesource Recovery Crisis Warming Center
JCity Center
504 E. Broadway
Johnston City, IL

JCity Center (504 E. Broadway, Johnston City) is available as a warming center for people who are homeless or have inadequate shelter through the weekend. The building will be staffed during regular business hours as weather conditions permit. After hours or after staff have left, please call 618-952-1272 for access to the building and volunteer assistance.. Food (inc. a hot lunch), shower, laundry available. A limited number of pillows, blankets, and clothing may be provided if needed.


Royalton Village Hall
311 S. Main Street
Royalton, IL 62983

Open as needed. Pet friendly.


Sesser City Hall (side door)
302 W Franklin Ave.
Sesser, IL

Open as needed. Pet friendly.


West City Police Department
201 S. Browning Street
West City, IL

Open as needed.


West Frankfort

Take Action Today / Lifesource Recovery Crisis Warming Center
1101 E. 6th Street
West Frankfort, IL
Open overnight from Dec. 20 to mid-March from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

West Frankfort Police Department
Police Department Lobby
201 E. Nolen Street
West Frankfort, IL

Open as needed.


Zeigler City Hall
301 Church Street
Zeigler, IL

Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Crittenden County Courthouse
107 S Main Street
Marion, Ky.

The warming center will be open from Thursday evening through Monday morning. The rear entrance of the courthouse will be open to enable anyone who needs to utilize the warming center to have access.

There will be a Marion Police officer or a Crittenden County deputy on hand nearby to provide security and assistance.


The Caldwell County Courthouse
100 E. Market Street #23
Princeton, KY

The courthouse basement will be opened as a “warming center” Thursday night and Friday and longer if needed. Enter through the north door.

Below is a list of Warming Centers for Graves County:

Christ United Methodist Church
1322 West Broadway
Thursday 5 p.m. – Saturday (TBD)
Contact Rev. Mark Stephens 270-247-5678 or 270-559-5044

Community Fellowship Baptist Church
90 St Rt 408 West
Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Contact Paster Allen Davidson 270-970-4845

St Paul United Methodist Church
97 South St. Paul Street
Thursday at noon – Monday morning
Contact Tony Hudson 615-339-7196

Cuba Fire Department Station 1
60 SR 94 West Sedalia, KY
Opening after lunch Thursday
Contact Chief Mitchell Dick 270-832-2912 or Assistant Chief Chris Travis: 270-293-7566


Student Life and Leadership Center
199 Moody Avenue
Martin, TN

Weakley County EMA and UTM Martin will have a community warming center open at the student life and leadership center at 199 Moody Avenue in Martin from Thursday, Dec. 22 at 5 p.m. until Monday, Dec. 26 at 5 p.m. Cots, blankets, water and bathrooms are available on site.

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