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