The cold temps this morning are just the beginning. This winter promises more days like this...and worse. For many people who don't have housing, or don't have the finances to adequately heat their home, a warm place to go when the weather is cold is an absolute must.

The City of Rockford Human Services Department, a Community Action Agency, announces the availability of warming centers in Winnebago and Boone counties during the 2014-2015 winter season.

From their press release, here's a list of warming centers and their hours:


Warming Centers for Winnebago and Boone Counties

November 2014 through April 2015

Winnebago County Sites:

The Carpenter’s Place

1149 Railroad Ave. Rockford

Mon-Fri 8:15am – 3:00pm

Winnebago County Justice Center

650 W. State St. Rockford

Lobby open 24 hrs/7 days a week

Women’s Crisis Center of the

Rockford Rescue Mission

809 Cedar St. Rockford

Women and Children Only

8:00am – 5:00pm/7days a week

Men’s Crisis Center of the

Rockford Rescue Mission

715 W. State St. Rockford

7:00am – 7:00pm/7 days a week

Meals served 3 times per day at

7:00am - Noon - 5:30pm

Pecatonica Village Hall

405 Main St. Pecatonica

Mon-Fri 8:00am – 4:00pm

Village of Machesney Park

300 Roosevelt Rd. Machesney Park

Mon-Fri 8:00am – 4:30pm

Harlem Community Center

900 Roosevelt Rd., Machesney Park

Mon-Fri 8:30am – 4:30pm

Boone County Sites:

Keen Age Center

2141 Henry Luckow Lane Belvidere

Mon-Fri 8:00am – 4:30pm

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

Area State Authorized Sites:

Illinois Dept. of Human Services

Family Community Resource Center

1111 N. Avon St. Rockford

Mon-Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm

(except State and Federal holidays)

Illinois Dept. of Human Services

Rockford Home Services

Division of Rehabilitative Services

107 S. 3rd St. Rockford

Mon-Fri 8:30am – 5:00pm

(except State and Federal holidays)

Belvidere Oasis/Illinois Tollway

East of Belvidere Toll Plaza on I90

24 hrs/7 days a week


Keep this list handy, and pass it along to anyone you know who may find themselves in need of a warm place this winter.


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