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Warming centers still open in Detroit; respite hours offered at libraries, rec centers

City of Detroit continues to partner with agencies for cold-weather shelter

Photo via Corey Seeman, Flickr

Respite hours are offered at City of Detroit recreation centers and Detroit Public Libraries during the brutal cold-weather conditions.

Those in need can visit recreation centers and libraries during their hours of operation to get warm, but are not permitted to stay there. For those in need of shelter, the City of Detroit continues to partner with the following agencies offering relief:

Cass Community Social Services, 1534 Webb, has 40 beds and provides services for families (parents and children). The center is open from 4 p.m. – 8 a.m. Contact the Cass Community Social Services at (313) 883-2277.

Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries has 100 beds for men only. The center, 3535 Third Avenue near downtown Detroit, is open from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. For information, contact the Detroit Rescue Mission at (313) 993-6703.

Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries has a second location with 25 beds for women and children only. The center, 3840 Fairview between Mack and St. Jean, is open from 4:30 p.m. to 9 a.m.  For information on this location, contact the Detroit Rescue Mission at (313) 331-8990.

Detroit utilizes a coordinated entry process for access to shelters and warming centers.  Individuals experiencing homelessness in Detroit and in need of emergency shelter should call the CAM Call Center at (313) 305-0311.  Families with children will be directed to the Southwest Solutions Housing Resource Center at 1600 Porter St. from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., where staff will assist in exploring alternatives to shelter or determining a shelter placement for the night.

The three facilities will operate daily during the cold weather months including holidays.  The locations combined are expected to accommodate up to 165 persons at a time. During extreme cold, services will be extended to include daytime hours.

Clients may be picked up by vans from organizations that offer outreach services or be referred by other homeless agencies. Upon entering the warming center, clients are expected to complete the intake process for admission.

All individuals are supervised at all times to ensure the safety and security. They are also provided with two hot meals, counseling, showering and sleeping accommodations. Clients are also encouraged to take advantage of other support services, such as referrals, housing assistance, health screening, and other related services.  For more information regarding the warming centers, call (313) 224-9974.

The locations and hours of rec centers and libraries are as follows:

DETROIT RECREATION CENTERS 
 
Adams Butzel Center, 10500 Lyndon 
Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Butzel Family, 7737 Kercheval 
Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Clemente Center, 2631 Bagley 
Monday - Friday 1 - 9 p.m.

Crowell Recreation Center, 16630 Lahser Road  
Monday – Friday 1 - 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Coleman A. Young Recreation Center, 2751 Robert Bradby Dr.  
Monday – Friday 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Farwell Recreation Center, 2711 E. Outer Drive  
Monday – Friday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Heilmann Center, 19601 Crusade 
Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Lasky Center, 13200 Fenelon 
Monday - Friday 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers 
Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Saturday - Sunday 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Patton Recreation Center, 2301 Woodmere  
Monday – Friday 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Williams Recreation Center, 8431 Rosa Parks 
Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

DETROIT PUBLIC LIBRARY BRANCHES

Bowen Branch, 3648 W. Vernor, Detroit, MI 48216 • 313-481-1540 

Hours: Mon., Wed., & Sat.: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Tues. & Thurs.: Noon - 8 p.m.

Campbell Branch, 8733 W. Vernor, Detroit, MI 48209 • 313-481-1550 
Hours: Tues., Thurs., & Sat.: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Mon. & Wed.: Noon - 8 p.m.

Chaney Branch, 16101 Grand River, Detroit, MI 48227 • 313-481-1570 
Hours: Mon., Wed., & Sat.: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Tues. & Thurs.: Noon - 8 p.m.

Chase Branch, 17731 W. Seven Mile Road, Detroit, MI 48235 • 313-481-1580 
Hours: Mon., Wed., & Sat.: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Tues. & Thurs.: Noon - 8 p.m.

Conely Branch, 4600 Martin, Detroit, MI 48210 • 313-481-1590 
Hours: Mon., Wed., & Sat.: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Tues. & Thurs.: Noon - 8 p.m.

Douglass Branch for Specialized Services, 3666 Grand River, Detroit, MI 48208 • 313-481-1707 
Hours: Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs. & Fri.: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Duffield Branch, 2507 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48208 • 313.481.1710 
Hours: Mon., Wed., & Sat.: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Tues. & Thurs.: Noon - 8 p.m.

Edison Branch, 18400 Joy Road, Detroit, MI 48228 • 313.481.1720 
Hours: Tues., Thurs., & Sat.: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Mon. & Wed.: Noon - 8 p.m.

Elmwood Park Branch, 550 Chene, Detroit, MI 48207 • 313.481.1730 
Hours: Mon., Wed., & Sat.: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Tues. & Thurs.: Noon - 8 p.m.

Hubbard Branch, 12929 W. McNichols Road, Detroit, MI 48235 • 313.481.1750 
Hours: Tues., Thurs., & Sat.: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Mon. & Wed.: Noon - 8 p.m.

Jefferson Branch, 12350 E. Outer Drive, Detroit, MI 48224 • 313.481.1760 
Hours: Tues., Thurs., & Sat.: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Mon. & Wed.: Noon - 8 p.m.

Knapp Branch, 13330 Conant, Detroit, MI 48212 • 313.481.1770 
Hours: Tues., Thurs., & Sat.: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Mon. & Wed.: Noon - 8 p.m.

Main Library, 5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202 • 313.481.1300 
Hours: Tues. & Wed.: Noon - 8 p.m.; Thurs., Fri. & Sat.: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
 
Parkman Branch, 1766 Oakman Blvd., Detroit, MI 48238 • 313.481.1810 
Hours: Tues., Thurs., & Sat.: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Mon. & Wed.: Noon - 8 p.m.

Redford Branch, 21200 Grand River, Detroit, MI 48219 • 313.481.1820 
Hours: Tues., Thurs., & Sat.: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Mon. & Wed.: Noon - 8 p.m. 
 
Sherwood Forest Branch 
7117 W. 7 Mile Road, Detroit, MI 48221 • 313.481.1840 
Hours: Mon., Wed., & Sat.: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Tues. & Thurs.: Noon - 8 p.m. 

Skillman Branch 
121 Gratiot, Detroit, MI 48226 • 313.481.1850 
Hours: Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs. & Sat. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Wilder Branch 
7140 E. 7 Mile Road, Detroit, MI 48234 • 313.481.1870 
Hours: Wed. Noon - 8 p.m.; Thurs. & Sat.: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.