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Northwest Indiana Warming Shelters Announced

With high temperatures between 10 and 15 degrees predicted Friday and Saturday, with Sunday’s high temperature in the single digits, frostbite and hypothermia can occur during below-zero temperatures and individuals are recommended to limit time outdoors. In addition, Power outages are quite common with these frigid temperatures.

Anyone in need of shelter is asked to call 911. The Police Department’s dispatch center will then direct residents where to go. People will be required to wear masks and practice social distancing. Most  facilities are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for those needing to shelter in a warmed facility. However, if a power outage happens in the community, some shelters will remain open overnight, but you will need to confirm.


Crown Point:
First United Methodist Church,
352 S. Main St., will operate as a warming shelter as needed, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 J.F. Mahoney Dr.,
Lost Marsh Golf Course Clubhouse, 901 E. 129th Street; and
Hammond Civic Center, 5825 Sohl Ave.,
If a power outage were to occur, these shelters would remain open during the overnight hours.

Whenever temperatures drop below 32 degrees, the warming centers will be activated, including:
Ambridge Mann Pavilion at 2922 W. Fourth Ave., from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Roosevelt Pavilion at 2201 Harrison St., operations open as needed.
Glen Ryan Pavilion at 4220 E. Sixth St., operations open as needed.
Calumet Township Center at 1900 W. 41st Ave., from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 880-4902.
Brother’s Keeper, at 2120 Broadway, open only to men from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 882-4459.
Oak Street Health, 4900 Broadway Ave., 8am – 5pm, 237-5170.
Gary City Hall, 401 Broadway, 8am – 4pm (M-F)

East Chicago:
Martin Luther King Center, 4802 Melville Avenue, 7:00 pm till 7:00 am, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday February 5 through 8 and throughout the week of February 8, 2021


Burns Harbor:  
Fire Station at 308 Navajo Trail   
Town Hall (as needed) at 1240 N. Boo Road. People in need of shelter should first call the Fire Department at 219-787-8591 so firefighters can make accommodations.

Town Hall meeting room, at 726 Broadway, will open Saturday as a warming shelter.  A limited number of cots and blankets will be available.

Community Building at 500 Ackerman Drive in Hawthorne Park
Porter Fire station at 550 Beam St.
Anyone in Porter in need of a warming shelter should first call the Police Department at 219-926-7611. They will then be directed to one of the possible locations..


Valparaiso YMCA, 1202 Cumberland Crossing, open 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Porter County Public Library, Valparaiso Branch, 103 Jefferson St., open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Housing Opportunities, 2001 Calumet Ave., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.
An overnight winter shelter for adult men and women is also available by calling 219-548-2800 or 219-400-0203.


Woodland Park, 2100 Willowcreek Rd., as a standby only 762-1675.


Michigan City: 
Keys to Hope Community Resource Center, at 1802 Franklin St., 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week, to anyone in need. The center is run by Citizens Concerned for the Homeless.
     Michigan City’s overnight shelters are in place.  In any emergency situations, additional help and warming centers have been arranged by our LaPorte County Emergency Management Director Larry Butcher. Please contact him directly at (219) 898-1491.


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