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2020-2021 Warming Centers

Warming centers operate on an ad hoc basis to assist residents during emergencies such as power outages. Face coverings are required for all individuals over the age of two, and all other COVID-19 regulations implemented by the facility must be followed. Please do not visit a warming center if you have COVID-19 symptoms, have tested positive for COVID-19 even if asymptomatic, or have been exposed to a confirmed case.  More information about COVID-19 is available at

Warming centers will be activated as needed during the winter season. Please bookmark for updates. 
Feb. 15, 2021: The City has activated overnight warming centers for residents impacted by a fire at Green Bay & Highland Pl. that started when a contractor struck a gas line. North Shore Gas anticipates working throughout the night to repair the gas line.

In addition, the City has made arrangements for a discounted rate at an area hotel for residents who prefer overnight accommodations. Income-qualified individuals may be eligible for a fee waiver. Police Officers will go door-to-door to impacted homes with additional information. Please email with questions. 

2020-2021 Warming Centers:

City Hall, 1707 St. Johns Ave., 8AM - 5PM Mon. - Fri. Call 847.926.1000 upon arrival to access the warming center. 

Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Ave., 11AM – 7PM Mon. - Thurs.; 11AM – 5PM Fri. – Sun. Call 847.432.0216.

Makom Solel Lakeside, 1301 Clavey Road. Evening hours available. Call 847.433.3555.

Trinity Grace Church, 1506 Half-Day Road. Evening hours available. Call Public Safety Switchboard at 847.432.7730 for contacting Trinity Grace Church after hours.

Please note that for this season, the Police Department is not a warming center due to COVID-19.

If your organization is interested in serving as an emergency warming center, please contact the City Manager's Office at 847.926.1000.