Severe cold warming options

When the temperature or wind-chill become dangerously low, these places are open during specified hours. Everyone is welcome.

If you are in physical danger of freezing, contact 911.

Bloomington

Oasis for Youth (ages 18-24 only)

  • 2200 West Old Shakopee Road
  • Open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Metro Transit bus routes 539, 597, 535

Brooklyn Center

Brooklyn United Methodist Church

  • 7200 Brooklyn Boulevard
  • Open Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 0° or colder
  • Metro Transit bus route 723

Minneapolis

Mt. Olive Lutheran Church

  • 3045 Chicago Avenue
  • Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 10° or colder. Enter through red doors on Chicago Avenue
  • Metro Transit bus routes 5, 21, 53, 39.

YouthLink (ages 18-24 only)

  • 41 North 12th Street, Minneapolis
  • 612-252-1200 – please call first
  • Typically open at -15° or colder
  • Metro Transit bus routes 4, 6, 17

Salvation Army – Harbor Light Center

  • 1010 Currie Avenue
  • Open seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Open at 32° or colder
  • Bus routes 9, 20

Catholic Charities – Adult Opportunity Center

  • 740 East 17th Street
  • Open Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Metro Transit bus routes 2, 5, 9, 14

Hennepin County Government Center

  • 300 South 6th Street, public areas on levels A, 1 and skyway
  • Open Monday-Friday 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday noon-6 p.m.
  • Green and blue light rail lines and Metro Transit bus routes 3, 7, 5, 14, 19, 22, 535, 724

Hennepin County Libraries

Visitors are expected to treat each other and the location with respect.

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