ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — The City of Rockford released a list of warming centers that will be available for the 2019-2020 winter season.
The City of Rockford Human Services Department will provide safe and warm locations during extreme cold temperatures for residents that don’t have the proper heating equipment, and for those who need turn down their thermostat to save energy costs.
It is suggested to not lower your thermostat below 60 degrees.
Residents are encouraged to ensure their senior and other vulnerable relatives, friends and neighbors are safe during times of extreme cold.
City officials encourage churches and other organized groups to check-in on the well-being of their members during these times.
In the event of a severe weather crisis more sits may be opened as needed, officials said.
To receive an updated list at any time you can call the 211 resource line or text the keyword COLD to 51555.
To see if you are able to receive assistance it is suggested to call the Community Action Agency at 844-710-6919.
Some of the qualifications to receive assistance include if you’re without heat because your utilities are shut off, if your furnace doesn’t work, if you are a homeowner looking to make your home more energy and cost efficient and if you are homeless seeking shelter.
Here are a list of the Warming Centers in Winnebago and Boone Counties:
Winnebago County Sites
City of Rockford, Community Action Agency
612 N. Church Street, Rockford
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Carpenter’s Place
1149 Railroad Avenue, Rockford
Monday-Friday, 8:15 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Rockford Rescue Mission
715 W. State Street, Rockford
Women’s Crisis Center/Women and Children Only
7 days a week, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Men’s Crisis Center
7 days a week, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Pecatonica Village Hall
405 Main Street, Pecatonica
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Village of Machesney park
300 Roosevelt Road, Machesney Park
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Boone County Sites
422 S. Main Street, Belvidere
Monday-Friday 9-11:45 a.m. 1-4 p.m.
Belvidere Public Safety Building
615 N. Main Street, Belvidere
24 hours, 7 days a week
Area State Authorized Sites
Illinois Dept. of Human Services
Family Community Resource Center
171 Executive Parkway, Rockford
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Except State and Federal holidays)
Belvidere Oasis/Illinois Tollway
East of Belvidere Toll Plaza on I90
24 hours, 7 days a week
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