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In addition to our primary role connecting Connecticut residents to the help they need, 2-1-1 is involved in local disaster planning, response and recovery. 2-1-1 is a simple, easily remembered telephone number set aside by the Federal Communications Commission for the public’s use in accessing community services 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week.

Here are the links to state and federal disaster information & resources available to Connecticut residents regarding this current heat wave. We will be adding and/or deleting information as we receive updates.

Municipalities: To have your Cooling Center information added here or any changes made to current listings, please send your information to: info@ctunitedway.org

If a city/town has opened a designated cooling center, we will list the site location and hours on our website at the following link. If we do not have any listings available, please note that city/town libraries, senior centers and other public locations are good places to cool off.

Bloomfield

Town of Bloomfield Cooling Centers available July 16-17, 2019:

The Alvin & Beatrice Wood Human Services Center
330 Park Avenue
Phone: 860-243-8361
9:00am to 9:00pm

Bloomfield Municipal Pool
Phone: 860-761-3597
1:00 - 4:00pm Recreational Swim
6:00 - 8:00pm Family Swim

Prosser Library
1 Tunxis Avenue
Phone: 860-243-9721
Hours 10:00am - 8:00pm

McMahon Wintonbury Library
1015 Blue Hills Avenue
860-242-0041
Open Tuesday from 1-8pm, Wednesday from 10am-5pm.

The Town will provide water, but residents are asked to bring their own food. Please remember to also bring medications, emergency contact phone numbers, and any other items you may need during the day/Service dogs are always welcome. Please call for information regarding other pets.

Bristol

Bristol Public Library - Main Branch
5 High Street
M-Th: 8:30am-8:00pm; F: 8:30am-5:00pm

Bristol Senior Center
240 Stafford Avenue
M-F: 8:30am-5:00pm.

Salvation Army
19 Stearns Street
M-F: 9am - 2pm.

Brian's Angels
19 Jacob Street
M-Sun: 1pm-5pm.

Agape House
43 School Street
M-Sat: 8am-12pm

Hartford

General Summer Cooling Center Hours

Mondays

North End Senior Center, 80 Coventry Street: 9:30 AM – 3 PM
South End Wellness Center, 830 Maple Avenue: 9 AM – 4 PM
Parkville Senior Center, 11 New Park Avenue: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Hispanic Senior Center, 45 Wadsworth Street: 8:30 AM – 8 PM
Hispanic Health Council, 175 Main Street: 8 AM – 4 PM
Hartford Downtown Public Library, 500 Main Street: 9:30 AM – 8 PM
Albany Library Branch, 1250 Albany Avenue: 10 AM – 6 PM
Barbour Branch, 261 Barbour Street: 10 AM – 8 PM
Camp Field Branch, 30 Campfield Avenue: 10 AM – 6 PM
Dwight Branch, 7 New Park Avenue: 10 AM – 6 PM
Park Branch, 744 Park Street: 10 AM – 8 PM
SANDS/Ropkins Branch, 1750 Main Street: 12:30 PM – 6 PM

Tuesdays

North End Senior Center, 80 Coventry Street: 9:30 AM – 3 PM
South End Wellness Center, 830 Maple Avenue: 9 AM – 4 PM
Parkville Senior Center, 11 New Park Avenue: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Hispanic Senior Center, 45 Wadsworth Street: 8:30 AM – 8 PM
Hispanic Health Council, 175 Main Street: 8 AM – 4 PM
Hartford Downtown Public Library, 500 Main Street: 9:30 AM – 8 PM
Albany Library Branch, 1250 Albany Avenue: 10 AM – 8 PM
Barbour Branch, 261 Barbour Street: 10 AM – 6 PM
Camp Field Branch, 30CampfieldAvenue: 10 AM – 8 PM
Dwight Branch, 7 New Park Avenue: 10 AM – 8 PM
Park Branch, 744 Park Street: 10 AM – 6 PM
SANDS/RopkinsBranch, 1750 Main Street: 12:30 PM – 6 PM

Wednesdays

North End Senior Center, 80 Coventry Street: 9:30 AM – 3 PM
South End Wellness Center, 830 Maple Avenue: 9 AM – 4 PM
Parkville Senior Center, 11 New Park Avenue: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Hispanic Senior Center, 45 Wadsworth Street: 8:30 AM – 8 PM
Hispanic Health Council, 175 Main Street: 8 AM – 4 PM
Hartford Downtown Public Library, 500 Main Street: 9:30 AM – 8 PM
Albany Library Branch, 1250 Albany Avenue: 10 AM – 6 PM
Barbour Branch, 261 Barbour Street: 10 AM – 8 PM
Camp Field Branch, 30CampfieldAvenue: 10 AM – 6 PM
Dwight Branch, 7 New Park Avenue: 10 AM – 6 PM
Park Branch, 744 Park Street: 10 AM – 8 PM
SANDS/RopkinsBranch, 1750 Main Street: 12:30 PM – 6 PM

Thursdays

North End Senior Center, 80 Coventry Street: 9:30 AM – 3 PM
South End Wellness Center, 830 Maple Avenue: 9 AM – 4 PM
Parkville Senior Center, 11 New Park Avenue: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Hispanic Senior Center, 45 Wadsworth Street: 8:30 AM – 8 PM
Hispanic Health Council, 175 Main Street: 8 AM – 4 PM
Hartford Downtown Public Library, 500 Main Street: 9:30 AM – 8 PM
Albany Library Branch, 1250 Albany Avenue: 10 AM – 8 PM
Barbour Branch, 261 Barbour Street: 10 AM – 6 PM
Camp Field Branch, 30 Campfield Avenue: 10 AM – 8 PM
Dwight Branch, 7 New Park Avenue: 10 AM – 8 PM
Park Branch, 744 Park Street: 10 AM – 6 PM
SANDS/Ropkins Branch, 1750 Main Street: 12:30 PM – 6 PM

Fridays

North End Senior Center, 80 Coventry Street: 9:30 AM – 3 PM
South End Wellness Center, 830 Maple Avenue: 9 AM – 4 PM
Parkville Senior Center, 11 New Park Avenue: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Hispanic Senior Center, 45 Wadsworth Street: 8:30 AM – 5 PM
Hispanic Health Council, 175 Main Street: 8 AM – 4 PM
Hartford Downtown Public Library, 500 Main Street: 9:30 AM – 5 PM
Albany Library Branch, 1250 Albany Avenue: 10 AM – 5 PM
Barbour Branch, 261 Barbour Street: 10 AM – 5 PM
Camp Field Branch, 30 Campfield Avenue: 10 AM – 5 PM
Dwight Branch, 7 New Park Avenue: 10 AM – 5 PM
Park Branch, 744 Park Street: 10 AM – 5 PM
SANDS/RopkinsBranch, 1750 Main Street: 12:30 PM – 5 PM

Saturdays

Hispanic Senior Center, 45 Wadsworth Street: 9 AM – 2 PM
Hartford Downtown Public Library, 500 Main Street: 9:30 AM – 5 PM
Albany Library Branch, 1250 Albany Avenue: 10 AM – 5 PM
Park Branch, 744 Park Street: 10 AM – 5 PM

Madison

Town of Madison Senior Center
29 Bradley Road
Hours: Wednesday, July 17th: 8:30am-9pm
Thursday, July 18th: 8:30am-6:30pm
Friday, July 19th: 8:30am-4pm
Saturday, July 20th: 8am-4pm
Sunday, July 21st: 8am-4pm

Simsbury

Simsbury Public Library
(Lower Level Entrance)
725 Hopmeadow Street
Hours: W,Th: 9:30am-8:30pm; F: 9:30am-5:30pm; Sat: 9:30am-1:30pm
860-658-7663

Eno Memorial Hall
(Senior Center)
754 Hopmeadow Street
Hours: W,Th: 8:30am-4:30pm; F: 8:30am-1pm

Stamford

Updated: July 16, 2019

Cooling Centers are available at the following locations:

Stamford Government Center, 1st Floor lobby, 888 Washington Blvd., Hours: M-F, (Sat-Sun):  until 9pm daily

Jewish Community Center, 1035 Newfield Avenue, M-Th:  5:30am to 10:00pm; F:  5:30am to 6:00pm; Sat-Sun: 7:30am to 6pm.

Chester Addison Community Center, 245 Selleck Street, Hours: M-F: 8:30am-6:30pm, Sat: 1-9pm, Sun: 2-9pm

Building One Community: (formerly Neighbors Link Stamford), 75 Selleck Street,  Hours: M-Sat: 7:30am-8pm, Sun: 8am-6pm.

In addition to these locations, residents are reminded that they can enjoy public access locations such as the Stamford Town Center and  the Ferguson Library branches, as alternative cooling sites.

Torrington

City Hall Auditorium
140 Main Street

Monday, July 22: 8am-8pm
Wednesday, July 17: 8am-8pm
Friday, July 19: 8am-8pm

Sullivan Senior Center
88 East Albert Street

Monday, July 22: 9am-4pm
Wednesday, July 17: 9am-4pm
Friday, July 19: 9am-4pm

Joseph House
116 Water Street

Monday, July 22: 9am-5pm
Wednesday, July 17: 9am-5pm
Friday, July 19: 9am-5pm

Coe Memorial Park Center
101 Litchfield Street

Saturday, July 20: 12noon-6pm
Sunday, July 21: 12noon-6pm

Air Quality Issues: Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Pollution (DEEP)

State of Connecticut Department’s providing information on tips and precautions to take during summer heat waves:

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