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City of Stamford Opens Warming Centers

Mayor David Martin announced the city is opening up warming centers as temperatures will plunge.
Mayor David Martin announced the city is opening up warming centers as temperatures will plunge. Photo Credit: File

STAMFORD, Conn. - As the city and region get the first real icy blast of winter, Stamford will open warming centers after Governor Dannel P. Malloy activated the state’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol in anticipation of temperatures in the teens and single digits.

“The City of Stamford will do all that it can to ensure that its most vulnerable residents have a place to stay warm and safe,” said Mayor David Martin. “We are proud to be partnering with community agencies to provide warming centers for residents, and for the second year in a row, the City of Stamford is providing an overnight warming center in partnership with Inspirica. I urge all residents to be safe during this severe weather.”

Ted Jankowski, Director of Public Safety, Health & Welfare for the City of Stamford, urged everyone to take precautions and stay out of the cold weather during these extreme cold conditions, “We have made arrangements with City and community facilities to ensure that there is designated refuge from the cold and we encourage residents to use these resources.”

The following warming centers are open for the times and locations listed:

  • Chester Addison Community Center, 245 Selleck St., Monday – Friday (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
  • Stamford Family YMCA, 10 Bell Street, Monday- Friday (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
  • Faith Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, 29 Grove St., Monday – Thursday (6 p.m. – 9 p.m., no Fridays), Saturday (5 p.m. – 9 p.m.), Sunday (3:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.)
  • Glenbrook Community Center, 35 Crescent St., Monday – Friday (8 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.), Saturday – Sunday (10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.)
  • Government Center, 888 Washington Blvd., 1st floor lobby, Monday - Friday (7 a.m. – 10 p.m.)
  • Jewish Community Center, 1035 Newfield Ave., Monday – Thursday (5:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.), Friday (5:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.), Saturday – Sunday (7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

During Severe Cold Weather Protocols, Inspirica, a Stamford-based provider of services to the homeless, will provide an overnight warming center from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. the next morning at 8 Woodland Place, Stamford.

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