It's going to be very cold next week. I hope you all got your heating systems checked because you are definitely going to need them in full force.


If you live inside a warm house or apartment, then consider yourself blessed. There are many people in the Rockford area that are homeless and don't even have a roof over their head or a place to go and get warm. And here we all are worried about where we can find hatchimals for our kids for Christmas.

Thank God for places like the Rockford Rescue Mission. They are one of the few places in Rockford available for people to get warm on the weekends. There are also several other places in Rockford that are available during the week for people to warm up.

Konstantin Gushcha

Here is the complete list of places you can go if you are in need of warmth and shelter, according to

The Carpenter’s Place
1149 Railroad Avenue, Rockford
Mon-Fri 8:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Women’s Crisis Center of the Rockford Rescue Mission
715 W. State Street, Rockford
Women and Children Only
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m./7days a week

Men’s Crisis Center of the Rockford Rescue Mission
715 W. State Street, Rockford
7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m./7 days a week
Meals served 3 times per day at
7:00 a.m., Noon, & 5:30 p.m.

Pecatonica Village Hall
405 Main Street, Pecatonica
Mon-Fri 8:30am – 4:30pm

Village of Machesney Park
300 Roosevelt Road, Machesney Park
Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Salvation Army
422 S. Main Street, Belvidere
Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. and 1:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m.

Belvidere Public Safety Building
615 N. Main Street, Belvidere
24 hrs/7 days a week

Illinois Dept. of Human Services Family Community Resource Center
171 Executive Parkway, Rockford
Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(except State and Federal holidays)

Belvidere Oasis/Illinois Tollway
East of Belvidere Toll Plaza on I90
24 hrs/7 days a week

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