Warming Centers

The list of centers below provide safe and warm locations during extreme cold temperatures for those without housing as well as those who may not have the resources to heat their homes adequately. For more information on these centers and cold weather related resources, call 2-1-1 anytime to speak with a United Way 211 call specialist.

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Local Warming Centers 

List compiled with assistance from local agencies including City of Rockford Human Services Department (a Community Action Agency), United Way of Lee County and United Way of Ogle County


Boone County Sites

Salvation Army
422 S. Main Street, Belvidere
9:00am - 11:45am; 1:00pm - 4:00pm


Belvidere Public Safety Building
615 N. Main Street, Belvidere
24 hrs/7 days a week


Lee County Sites

Pankhurst Memorial Library
3 South Jefferson Ave, Amboy
Mon & Wed 1 PM – 7 PM
Tues & Thurs 9 AM – 3 PM
Fri & Sat 9 AM – 1 PM
Closed Sundays


Mills & Petrie Memorial Library
704 N First Street, Ashton
Mon-Thurs 1 PM-6:30 PM
Fri & Sat 10 AM – 1 PM
Closed Sundays


Dixon Public Library
221 S Hennepin Ave, Dixon
Mon-Thurs 9 AM- 7:30 PM
Fri -Sat 9 AM -4 PM
Closed Sundays


Lee County Council on Aging
100 W 2nd Street, Dixon
Mon- Fri 8 AM – 5 PM
Closed Sat & Sun


Franklin Grove Library
112 S Elm Street, Franklin Grove
Mon-Thurs. 10 AM-7 PM
Fri 10 AM – 5 PM
Sat 10 AM – 2 PM
Closed Sunday


Paw Paw Public Library
362 Chicago Road, Paw Paw
Tues. Wed. Fri 10 AM – 6 PM
Thurs 10 AM-7 PM
Sat 9 AM – 12 PM
Closed Sunday & Monday


Ogle County Sites

Ogle County Department of Human Services
106 N. Second St., Oregon.


Rochelle Fire Department
401 5th Ave, Rochelle


Rochelle Police Department
416 N 6th St, Rochelle


City of Rochelle
420 North 6th St., Rochelle


Rochelle Community Hospital
900 N 2nd St, Rochelle


Winnebago County Sites

The Carpenter's Place
1149 Railroad Avenue, Rockford
Mon-Fri 8:15am - 3:00pm


Women's Crisis Center of the Rockford Rescue Mission
715 W. State Street, Rockford
Women and Children Only
8:00am - 5:00pm/7days a week


Men's Crisis Center of the Rockford Rescue Mission
715 W. State Street, Rockford
7:00am - 7:00pm/7 days a week


Oak Street Health
301 E. State Street, Rockford
Mon-Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm


Pecatonica Village Hall
405 Main Street, Pecatonica
Mon-Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm


Village of Machesney Park
300 Roosevelt Road, Machesney Park
Mon-Fri 8:00am - 4:30pm


Area State Authorized Sites

Illinois Department of Human Services
Family Community Resource Center
171 Executive Parkway, Rockford
Mon-Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm
(except State and Federal holidays)


Belvidere Oasis/Illinois Tollway
East of Belvidere Toll Plaza on I90
24 hrs/7 days a week