Warming Centers & Cold Weather Information

United Way 2-1-1 is Connecticut’s statewide, 24 hour, information and referral service. Click on the links below for local, state and federal information and resources available to Connecticut residents regarding winter storms and extreme cold weather events.

Warming Centers and Shelters

The towns listed below have opened designated warming centers. Click on the name of the town to see the locations and hours. If your town/city is not listed, please note that libraries, senior centers and other public locations are good places to keep warm or seek shelter.


Salvation Army - Bristol Corps Community Center
19 Stearns Street
Bristol, CT 06011
M-F: 9am - 1pm

Bristol Community Organization
45 South Main Street
Bristol, CT 06010
M-F: 12:30-4:30pm
Bristol Residents Only


Danbury City Shelter, 41 New Street, has a daily warming center from 8:30am-2pm during the cold winter months.  After 2pm, individuals are encouraged to go to the local library to stay warm.

Updated 2/11/16 - 4:30pm
Danbury City Shelter will be open during the following times:
Friday, February 12th until 2pm
Saturday, February 13th until 10:30am
Sunday, February 14th until 12:30pm

Good Samaritan Day Center is open daily from 9am-3pm, at 13 Maple Avenue.
203-794-7952 ext. 230

Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen opens at 3pm.

Shelter From the Cold at Saint James AME Church, 45 Williams Street, Danbury is open from 5:30-8:45pm, only during cold weather state activations.


Updated 2/14/16 - 8pm

Asylum Hill Congregational Church
814 Asylum Avenue
5pm Friday 2/12 - 7am Monday 2/15
50 cots

Hartford Rescue Mission
Open 24/7: Friday, 2/12 - Monday, 2/14, 10am
650 Windsor Street
75 cots, pillows and sheets available
Can accept families; Restrooms available, however no showers

Salvation Army Recreation Center
100 Nelson Street

Additional Warming Centers:

Parker Memorial
2621 Main Street
Sat: 9am - 4pm

Pope Park
30 Pope Park Drive
Sat: 9am - 4pm

Hartford Downtown Library
500 Main Street
Sat: 10am - 5pm; Sun: 1 - 5pm

Albany Library Branch
1250 Albany Avenue
Sat: 12:30 - 5pm

Barbour Branch Library
281 Barbour Street
Sat: 12:30 - 5pm

Camp Field Branch Library
30 Campfield Avenue
Sat: 12:30 - 5pm

Mark Twain Branch Library
55 Forest Street
Sat: 9am - 1pm

Goodwin Branch Library
460 New Britain Avenue
Sat: 12:30 -5pm


Saint Vincent De Paul - No Freeze Nightly Middletown Warming Center (Nov - Mar)
February 7, 2016-March 5, 2016: Holy Trinity Church, 381 Main Street

Single adult men & women; NO children
Walk in between 9pm - 7am

New Haven

Bethel AME Church Warming Center
255 Goffe Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Open daily: 10pm - 6am
Single adults only - NO children

Church on the Rock Overnight Warming Center
95 Hamilton Street
New Haven, CT, 06511
Open during cold winter months from 10pm-6am daily for men and women


New London

Updated: 2/13/2016 -  10:50am

Warming Center available at:

New London Homeless Hospitality Center
Open Sat, Sun: 8:30am-4:30pm
For individuals only; no families
Enter at 325 Huntington Street or 730 State Pier Road


Updated 2/12/16 - 5:27pm

Warming centers available Saturday 2/13 and Sunday 2/14:

St. Vincent de Paul Society of Waterbury
114 Benedict Street
24 hours throughout the weekend

St. Vincent de Paul Society Soup Kitchen
327 Baldwin Street
Saturday and Sunday until 1pm

Silas Bronson Library
267 Grand Street
Saturday from 9am to 4:45pm
A conference room in the Library’s lower level
Sunday from 8am to 6pm Workers will be on site to direct people to the center

Higher Calling Ministry
42 Bank Street, second floor
Open throughout the weekend

Waterbury Hospitality Center
693 East Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06704
Open 7pm - 7am as warming center/overflow shelter for SINGLE ADULTS

You can also search the 2-1-1 database for homeless drop-in centers that can be visited during the day. And to find a homeless shelter in your area, please dial 2-1-1 or search the 2-1-1 database for listings of shelters.

If you are a city/town official and need to update or list a warming center or shelter, please email info@211ct.org with the details and your contact information.

State & Federal Disaster Emergency Service Resources

2-1-1 eLibrary

For additional information and resources on preparing for a Winter Storm/Blizzard or Severe Cold Weather or for safety tips regarding detecting Carbon Monoxide (CO) in the home, see the following 2-1-1 eLibrary papers:

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