With the temperature dipping below freezing, the City of Westland has a number of warming centers available for those in need. Below you will find a list of warming centers with their address, hours and a phone number to call and verify there is room available. Additionally you will find other helpful information.
Warming Center

The Cold and Your Safety

  • It is important to watch for signs of hypothermia and frostbite.  The State of Michigan has more information about the warning signs of hypothermia and frostbite
  • If you know or see someone out in the cold, please contact 911 or the non-emergency police phone line at (734) 722-9600.  Our emergency personnel will work diligently to ensure they are taken to a safe place to stay warm.
  • Pets should also be considered with the colder weather.  Dogs cannot handle being left outside in temperatures below freezing for more than a few minutes without being at extreme risk for hypothermia, frostbite, and even death.  Please report findings of animals left outside without proper shelter to Neighborhood Services at (734) 713-3852, the Animal Care and Control Services online form, or the non-emergency police line at (734) 722-9600 for after hour reporting.
  • Your house is also susceptible to issues caused by extreme cold.  Be careful with your water pipes.  Here are some helpful tips for preventing and thawing frozen pipes.

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

For the health and safety of our residents and staff, persons wishing to utilize one of our Warming/Cooling Center locations will be required to adhere to the following guidelines while at our facilities.

  • Upon arrival all residents will be temperature screened.
  • Residents will be asked to provide their name and phone number in the event contact tracing becomes necessary.
  • Residents will be required to wear masks at all times while attending a warming/cooling center location. Free masks will be made available to residents that need one.
  • Residents not of the same household will be required to remain socially distanced a minimum of 6 ft. while attending a warming/cooling center location.
  • Water will be provided to residents during their stay. Gloves and hand sanitizer will also be available to residents upon request.
  • All warming/cooling center locations will be thoroughly sanitized prior to opening to the residents daily.

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