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Carpenter’s Place Serves As Warming Center

As the temperatures continue to drop we remind our community that we’re here to serve as a warming center, Monday through Friday from 8:15am – 3:15pm. Our address is 1149 Railroad Avenue, Rockford, IL. Big THANKS to our friends at WTVO Eyewitness News for stopping by to help bring awareness to our many services.

In addition, the City of Rockford Human Services Department, a Community Action Agency, announces the availability of warming centers in Winnebago and Boone counties during the 2019 winter season.

Warming Centers: Winnebago and Boone Counties through April 2019

Winnebago County Sites
The Carpenter’s Place
1149 Railroad Ave. Rockford Mon-Fri 8:15am – 3:15pm
Rockford Rescue Mission
715 W. State 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 St. Pecatonica Mon-Fri 8:00am – 4:30pm
Village of Machesney Park
300 Roosevelt Rd. Machesney Park Mon-Fri 8:00am – 4:30pm


Boone County Sites
Salvation Army
422 S. Main St. Belvidere
Mon-Fri 9:00 – 11:45am 1:00-4:00pm
Belvidere Public Safety Building
615 N. Main St. Belvidere 24 hrs/7 days a week


Area State Authorized Sites
Illinois Dept. of Human Services
Family Community Resource Center
171 Executive Parkway Rockford
Mon-Fri 8:00am – 5:00pm (except State and Federal holidays)
Belvidere Oasis/Illinois Tollway
East of Belvidere Toll Plaza on I90 24 hrs/7 days a week

These facilities provide safe and warm locations during extreme cold temperatures for area residents with inadequate heat or those who turn their thermostat down to save energy costs (do not lower your thermostat below 60 degrees).

In addition, residents are encouraged to ensure their senior and other vulnerable relatives, friends and neighbors are safe during times of extreme cold. Churches and other organized groups are also encouraged to check-in on the well-being of their members.

In the event of a severe weather crisis, more sites may be opened as needed. You can call the 2-1-1 resource line or text the keyword COLD to 51555 to obtain a comprehensive and updated list.

Call the Community Action Agency at 844-710-6919 to see if you are eligible for assistance:

  • If you are without heat because your utilities are shut off
  • If you are a homeowner with a non-working furnace
  • If you are homeowner interested in weatherization improvements to make your home more energy and cost efficient
  • If you are living on the streets and need shelter.
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