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Several Detroit warming centers open

DETROIT – The city of Detroit has three warming centers for residents who need to get out of the winter cold.

The centers will remain open through March 31. Moreover, Detroit recreation centers and public library branches will serve as respite centers to allow residents to warm up during the day.

Detroit warming centers:

Cass Community Social Services

Located: 3901 Cass Avenue between Woodward and Second Avenue

Provides: 50 beds and services for families only (parents and children)
Hours: 4 p.m. – 8 a.m.
Contact: Rev. Faith Fowler at 313-833-7730 or (313) 883-2277 or via email at ffowler@casscommunity.org.

Operation Get Down

Located: 6821 Medbury Street, between 1-94 Service Drive and E. Grand Boulevard
Provides: 200 beds for women, men and children
Hours: 6 p.m. – 7 a.m.
Contact: Linda Jefferson at 313-925-4138 or via email at sbomarparker@operationgetdown.org.

The Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries

Located: 3535 Third Avenue near downtown Detroit, is open from 5 p.m. – 7 a.m.
Provides: 100 beds for men only
Contact: Daniel Townsend at 313-993-6703 or via e-mail at dtownsend@drmm.org.

For information regarding the warming centers, call 313-224-9224, 224-9948 or 610-1859.

Recreation centers:

Butzel Family Center
7737 Kercheval
Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Crowell Recreation Center
19601 Lahser Road
Tuesday - Friday 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Heilmann Recreation Center
16630 Crusade
Tuesday - Friday 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Williams Recreation Center
8431 Rosa Parks Blvd.
Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Coleman A. Young Recreation Center
2751 Robert Bradby Dr.
Tuesday - Friday 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Call the Recreation Department at 313-224-1100 for more information.