Warming centers open now across the Stateline

ROCKFORD (WREX) — Some of the coldest temperatures of the winter season are predicted over the next week in the Rockford area. Warming centers are open across the region if you need a safe place to go.

Over the past decade, 664 people died because of cold-related deaths. There are designated warming centers located throughout the region and the state.

These facilities provide safe and warm locations during extreme cold temperatures for area residents with inadequate heat or those who turn their thermostat down to save energy costs.

In addition, residents are encouraged to ensure their senior and other vulnerable relatives, friends and neighbors are safe during times of extreme cold. Churches and other organized groups are also encouraged to check-in on the well-being of their members.

Winnebago County 

Department of Human Services
171 Executive Parkway
Rockford, Ill. 61101

The Carpenter’s Place
1149 Railroad Ave. Rockford
Mon-Fri 8:15am – 3:00pm

Rockford Rescue Mission
715 W. State Rockford
— Women’s Crisis Center/Women and Children Only
8:00am – 5:00pm/7days a week
— Men’s Crisis Center
7:00am – 7:00pm/7 days a week

Pecatonica Village Hall
405 Main St. Pecatonica
Mon-Fri 8:00am – 4:30pm

Village of Machesney Park
300 Roosevelt Rd. Machesney Park
Mon-Fri 8:00am – 4:30pm

Boone County

Belvidere Oasis
East of Belvidere Toll Plaza on Interstate 90
Belvidere, Ill. 61008

Salvation Army
422 S. Main St. Belvidere
Mon-Fri 9:00 – 11:45am 1:00-4:00pm

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

Stephenson County

Department of Rehabilitation Services
1828 S. West Ave. Freeport

Family Community Resource Center
1631 S. Galena Ave. Freeport

Freeport Area Church Coop
514 S. Chicago Ave.
Opens at 8 a.m. Tuesday for 48 hours straight

Freeport Public Library
100 E. Douglas St.

Ogle County

Department of Human Services
1001 Pines Road
Oregon, Ill. 61061

Dekalb County

DeKalb Oasis
West of the Peace Road Exit on Interstate 88
DeKalb, Ill. 60115

Department of Human Services
1629 Afton Road
Sycamore, Ill. 60178

CLICK HERE the full list of warming centers across the state.

Audrey Moon

Audrey Moon

Asst. News Director

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