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Hartford Warming Centers

Upon a determination of impending severe cold weather, the Office of the Mayor,  Fire Department, Emergency Management Division and Health and Human Services Department shall jointly assess the circumstances, and if warranted the Mayor’s office shall notify all City of Hartford Department Heads that warming centers shall be activated and the Mayor’s office shall issue an Official Press Release for public information.

The purpose for opening these centers shall be to provide temporary comfort during regular daytime hours. Any resident in need of overnight shelter accommodations are encouraged to call 2-1-1.

In addition, if there is a high level of need, the City of Hartford will open other emergency/disaster response shelters. 

NOTE: The warming centers listed below are only open during normal business hours. 

NOTE: Not all warming centers are available for use during severe weather situations. Please refer to the latest press release or call 2-1-1 for specifics. 


Warming Center Address Hours of Operation Phone
North End Senior Center 80 Coventry Street 9:30 am - 3:00 pm (860) 757-0801
South End Wellness Center 830 Maple Ave 9:00 am - 4:30 pm (860) 757-0840
Parkville Senior Center 11 New Park Ave 8:30 am - 3:30 pm (860) 232-7867
Hispanic Senior Center 45 Wadsworth Street 8:30 am - 2:30 pm (860) 527-1124
Hispanic Health Council 175 Main Street 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (860) 527-0856
For permanent 24 hour shelters please call 2-1-1
During severe cold weather, residents should take the following precautions:
    • Stay indoors if possible
    • If you must go outside, wear several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing rather than one layer of heavy clothing. Wear a hat and change wet clothes frequently to prevent loss of body heat.
    • Cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs.
    • Watch for signs of hypothermia: uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, disorientation, incoherence, slurred speech, drowsiness, and apparent exhaustion
    • If symptoms of hypothermia are detected, get the victim to a warm location, remove wet clothing, warm the center of the body first and give warm, non-alcoholic beverages if the victim is conscious. Get medical help as soon as possible
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HHS Contact

Main Office

131 Coventry Street
Hartford CT, 06112
Phone: (860) 757-4700
Fax: (860) 722-6851
8am - 5pm

Community Services Division 

Phone: (860) 757-4730

Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division 

Phone: (860) 757-4830

Fax: (860) 722-6826

Maternal & Child Health Division

(860) 757-4820

Environmental Health Division 

Phone: (860) 757-4760

Fax: (860) 722-6677

HARTFORD CITY HALL ADDRESS: 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 PHONE: (860)757-9311 HOURS: 8AM - 5PM