Rockford Area Warming Centers Announced As Temps Drop
Christopher Furlong

As temperatures continue to drop, Rockford’s Human Services Department has already started opening warming centers in Winnebago county.

Winnebago County Warming Center Sites:

City of Rockford Community Action Agency

612 N. Church Street, Rockford

Mon-Fri 8:00am – 5:00pm

The Carpenter’s Place

1149 Railroad Avenue, Rockford

Mon-Fri 8:15am – 3:00pm

Rockford Rescue Mission

715 W. State Street.

Rockford Women’s Crisis Center/Women and Children Only

8:00am – 5:00pm/7days a week

Men’s Crisis Center

7:00am – 7:00pm/7 days a week

Pecatonica Village Hall

405 Main Street, Pecatonica

Mon-Fri 8:30am – 4:30pm

Village of Machesney Park

300 Roosevelt Road, Machesney Park

Mon-Fri 8:00am – 4:30pm

Illinois Dept. of Human Services Family Community Resource Center

171 Executive Parkway, Rockford

Mon-Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm (except State and Federal holidays)

The city says they will open more warming centers in a severe weather crisis. Another useful tool in finding help is calling the 211 resource line or text “COLD” to 51555 to get an update list of the centers, according to

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