Warming rooms open ahead of incoming cold

CREATED Jan. 4, 2014

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MILWAUKEE - With frigid temperatures coming in to Southeast Wisconsin in the early part of the week, many businesses and public buildings are closing their doors. This presents a particular problem for the homeless and other people who need a place to warm up.

Pathfinders would like to remind the public that there are several places that are open to the public as warming centers dur4ing the cold stretch.

Cathedral Center (845 N. Van Buren): Call 211 first for regular single female and family beds. 211 will be up to date on full beds and additional overflow beds.

Guest House (1216 N. 13th St.): 15 overflow beds for men. They will need to be at Guest House by 6pm; first come, first served.

Hope House (209 W. Orchard St.): Warming room open 24/7 for men, women and families. Staff is knowledgeable and up to date on warming room availability. Call first, preferred at 414-645-2122.

Pathfinders: Offers temporary shelter for minors up to 12 hours. Please call ahead for availability at 414-271-1560.

Repairers of the Breach (1335 W. Vliet St): Daytime shelter and resource center. Please call for more information at 414-934-9305.

Rescue Mission (1820 W. Wells St): In by 6:15pm for regular shelter. In by 10pm for overflow shelter.

Resting Place Cold Weather Ministry (3737 N. Sherman Blvd.): Please call ahead for openings at 414-526-1462.

Salvation Army (1730 N. 7th St.): Please call first at 414-265-6360. Staff is knowledgeable and up to date on warming room availability.

Tippecanoe Church (125 W. Saveland): December 1, 2013-March 31st, 2014. Please call ahead to church office at 414-481-4680.

Walker's Point Youth and Family: Offers temporary shelter for minors up to 12 hours. Please call ahead for availability at 414-647-8200.