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 16-24 only)

Brooklyn Center

Brooklyn United Methodist Church

Minneapolis

Mt. Olive Lutheran Church

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

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

Peace House Community

The Bridge for Youth (ages 10-17 only)

  • 1111 – 22nd Street West, Minneapolis 55405
  • Open when temperatures drop below -15 degrees
  • Warm up, grab a warm coat, mittens and scarf, have a cup of hot cocoa/coffee, and charge your phone
  • Overnight accommodations could be provided if appropriate
  • Bus routes 2, 6, 12, 17, 114, 115

House of Charity – Food Centre

  • 714 Park Avenue South
  • Open weekdays, noon to 4 p.m. when windchill is at 0 degrees or lower
  • Public meals from noon to 1 p.m. every weekday no matter the temperature
  • Bus routes 5, 14, 19, 94 (Express), C line
  • Light rail: Blue Line and Green Line – U.S. Bank Stadium Station (0.2 mile walk)

Hennepin County Government Center

  • 300 – 6th Street South (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

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