Oppressive summer heat is more than uncomfortable. High temperatures and humidity can pose a health and safety threat.
The City of Chicago has many services available to help residents cope safely with extreme weather conditions.
Check on relatives, neighbors and friends. If you are unable to make contact, call 3-1-1 and request a well-being check.
A Cooling Center is an air-conditioned facility where Chicago residents can go to find relief from extreme heat.
During the summer months, the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services operates six cooling centers located inside of the City’s six Community Service Centers.
Additional City facilities including libraries, police stations or other structures might be made available after hours, on weekends, or on holidays, as conditions warrant.
Chicago’s seniors can stay cool when they use our 21 Senior Centers during their regular hours of operation.
The Garfield Center, located at 10 S. Kedzie, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to connect residents to emergency shelter.
To learn the location of the closest available Cooling Center at any given time, call 3-1-1.
9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
11 a.m.–7 p.m. Wednesday
(Hours and days of service could be extended under extreme conditions. Other City facilities might be designated as Cooling Centers during off days or hours. DFSS Cooling Centers are not open on weekday holidays unless specifically indicated. For the most current Cooling Center information at any time, call 3-1-1.)
1140 W. 79th Street
Chicago, IL 60621
10 S. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612
4314 S. Cottage Grove
Chicago, IL 60653
North Area Center
4740 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60640
South Chicago Center
8650 S. Commercial Ave.
Chicago, IL 60617
Trina Davila Center
4357 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60639