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CHICAGO SUMMER COOLING CENTERS

The summers in Chicago can not only be uncomfortable and nasty, but also harmful and in some cases deadly. With heat reaching the high 80s to high 90s and the humidity making it hard to breathe, one needs stay safe and healthy. One good way to do this during the peak hours of heat during the day is to visit a cooling center. The cooling centers are located located throughout the city, some places such as libraries or private run institutions can serve as temporary cooling centers depending on conditions but here is a list of the city Cooling Centers run by the Department of Family and Support Services.

Senior Citizens have the option of going to one of the designated “Senior Centers” to cool off and get any necessary assistance.

>>Click Here For A List Of Senior Centers<< 

DFSS Cooling Centers

9 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday

(Hours and days of service could be extended under extreme conditions. Other City facilities might be designated as Cooling Centers during off days or hours. DFSS Cooling Centers are not open on weekday holidays unless specifically indicated. For the most current Cooling Center information at any time, call 3-1-1.)

Englewood Center
1140 W. 79th Street
Chicago, IL 60621

Garfield Center
10 S. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612

King Center
4314 S. Cottage Grove
Chicago, IL 60653

North Area Center
845 W. Wilson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640

South Chicago Center
8650 S. Commercial Ave.
Chicago, IL 60617

Trina Davila Center
4312 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60639

>>City’s Cooling Center Flyer<<

Helpful Tips:

  • Stay hydrated, drink plenty of water
  • Avoid cooking using your stove or oven whenever necessary
  • If it is hot inside, open the windows to allow the movement of air in; it may be the same temperature but airflow is important in regulating body heat.
  • Wear loose and comfortable clothing whenever possible.

PLEASE CHECK ON YOUR NEIGHBORS AND LOVED ONES IF YOU BELIEVE THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES AS WELL AS THEY SHOULD OR FACE GREATER RISK OF HARM FROM THE HEAT. TOGETHER WE CAN NOT ONLY BEAT THE HEAT BUT UNITE IN SOLIDARITY AGAINST WHATEVER COMES OUR WAY.


HEROIN OVERDOSE INFORMATION

Heroin and opiate overdoses are widespread in our city, claiming the lives of too many people who can potentially be saved if only more were aware of an effective treatment for opiate overdoses. Some examples of opiates include: Heroin, Morphine, Oxycontin, Percocet, Dilaudid, Vicodin, Methadone, Codeine and Norco. This video produced by the Chicago Recovery Alliance explains how a simple injection of Naxolone can be the difference between life and death from opiate overdoses, as well as a complete step-by-step procedure to follow when dealing with an overdose. We recommend that addicts, anyone who is around addicts or are community health care workers carry  Naxolone and sterile needles in case of an emergency, it’s better to have and not need than to need and not have when it comes to saving a life!

TO RECIEVE NAXOLONE, YOU CAN VISIT THEIR SITE AT: http://anypositivechange.org/slt.html AND  CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR VAN DISTRIBUTIONS THROUGHOUT CHICAGO. This site also has important information for addicts in regards to safety and precautions. Our goal is the safety of our fellow brothers and sisters.



CHICAGO SHELTER LIST

Housing in Chicago is becoming harder to find; as gentrification rages on in our city more people are finding themselves homeless or in between homes. The speculation of the housing market and development industry is a direct threat to our communities and we believe that we have an obligation to the people to provide whatever assistance we can to help alleviate their suffering. As such, we have combed through databases and compiled a comprehensive list of Shelters that we hope will be of use to anyone looking for somewhere to sleep for the night.

CHICAGO SHELTERS HERE