Severe cold warming options

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

Before going to any warming site

  • Call ahead of time, if possible, to assure they are open.
  • All warming sites offer space to escape the cold, but only some sites offer services like food and case management.
  • Due to the ongoing pandemic, safety protocols like social distancing will be expected.

Could your organization, church, or building provide warming space?

Contact us at endhomelessness@hennepin.us to partner with Hennepin County to provide this essential service.

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

Other resources

Minneapolis

Catholic Charities – Adult Opportunity Center

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)

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

Youthlink (ages 16-24 only)

  • 41 – 12th Street North, Minneapolis 55403
  • Open Monday–Friday, 24 hours a day, Saturday – Sunday 6pm – 9am
  • Extended overnight drop-in and immediate need support available
  • Metro Transit bus routes 4, 6, 9, 12 

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