Keeping warm in Detroit during the Polar Vortex

 

Detroit’s current temperature is -5 degrees outside but really feels like -31. With temperatures like this It is almost impossible to survive living outside and people have been advised to bring all pets inside and warming centers are open to help homeless during these severe temperatures. More than 800 schools have closed and that the US Postal Service is not delivering mail today or tomorrow. Due to the subzero temperatures Lyft is providing up to two free rides that do not exceed $25 each to warming centers until Friday at 11:59 p.m. Use the code DTWJAYDEN19 to redeem the offer.

Below are some warming centers located throughout Metro Detroit

Augustine/ St. Monica: The site will provide overnight shelter on Tuesday and Wednesday. It can accommodate 47 people. It is located at 4151 Seminole.

Cass Community Social Services : Located at 1534 Webb, 40 beds are available and services are provided for families (male and female parents and children). The center is open from 4 p.m. to 8 a.m. Contact the Cass Community Social Services at (313) 883-2277 .

Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries : 100 beds for men only. The center, located at 3535 Third Avenue near downtown Detroit, is open from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. For information, contact the Detroit Rescue Mission at (313) 993-6703 .

Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries : Second location has 25 beds for women and children only. The center, located at 3840 Fairview between Mack and St. Jean, is open from 4:30 p.m. to 9 a.m. For information on this location, contact the Detroit Rescue Mission at (313) 331-8990 .

Detroit VA : The Detroit VA will provide a warming center for area veterans and their families in room B1290 of its facility at 4646 John R in Detroit from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Eastern Market Team Wellness Center : The doors are opening to the community this week as a public warming center for those seeking shelter from the frigid temperatures. The Eastern Market location will be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at 2925 Russell street.

Pope Francis Center : The center will provide overnight shelter on Tuesday and Wednesday. It can accommodate 46 people. It is located at 438 St. Antoine Street.

Team East Wellness Center : The doors are opening to the community this week as a public warming center for those seeking shelter from the frigid temperatures. The Team East location will be open 24 hours at 6309 Mack Avenue.

 

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