It’s that cold time of year again and to help support folks in the city who are homeless or without heat three warming centers are opening up for when year-round shelters are at capacity.
The warming centers will be open from now until March 31, 2018. The three centers will have extended hours for daytime operations in extreme conditions, when the temperatures hit 10 degrees.
According to the city, for those who who need emergency shelter, they should call the CAM Call Center at (313) 305-0311. Families with children will be directed to the Southwest Solutions Housing Resource Center at 1600 Porter St. from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., where staff will assist in exploring alternatives to shelter or determining a shelter placement for the night.
The three warming centers are located at:
Cass Community Social Services, 1534 Webb, has 40 beds and provides services for families (male and female parents and children). The center is open from 4 p.m. – 8 a.m. Contact the Cass Community Social Services at (313) 883-2277.
Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries has 100 beds for men only. The center, 3535 Third Avenue near downtown Detroit, is open from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. For information, contact the Detroit Rescue Mission at (313) 993-6703.
Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries has a second location with 25 beds for women and children only. The center, 3840 Fairview between Mack and St. Jean, is open from 4:30 p.m. to 9 a.m. For information on this location, contact the Detroit Rescue Mission at (313) 331-8990.
The three centers are contracted through the city.
Clients may be picked up by vans from organizations that offer outreach services or be referred by other homeless agencies. People using the services will be expected to complete the intake process for admission.
All individuals are supervised at all times to ensure the safety and security. There also will be two hot meals, counseling, showering and sleeping accommodations.
Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of other support services, such as referrals, housing assistance, health screening, and other related services.