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 extreme cold weather events.

January 4th, 2018 Winter Storm: The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm Warnings for all of Connecticut except for Northern Fairfield county. Significant snowfall and strong winds are expected.

Warming Centers and Shelters

Click here for a list of warming centers that have been opened throughout the State.  To see if there is a specific center in your community, type in your city, town or location, and hit search. If there is no warming center listed in your town/city, please note that libraries, senior centers and other public locations are good places to keep warm or seek shelter.

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: