The full-blown cold of winter is not upon us yet, but local officials are grabbing a head start by getting out information about warming centers around the area.

These facilities 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.

A complete list with locations, days and hours is below:

Warming Centers
Winnebago and Boone Counties
November 2015 through April 2016

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 – 4:30pm

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

Boone County Sites
Salvation Army
422 S. Main St. Belvidere
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)

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

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