Monday, January 28, 2019 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
The Chicago area is bracing for a bitter cold front that’s been forecast for this week, with wind chills “expected to drop to 35 to 50 degrees below zero in some locations on Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, prompting warnings from city and state officials,” according to an ABC 5 Chicago report.
Here is a partial list of warming centers that are available to some of the most vulnerable residents in Proviso Township. These are facilities that have been designated as warming centers on local, county and statewide government websites (Oak Street health released a statement notifying the public of its warming center status).
Proviso Township offices
- 4565 W. Harrison St., Hillside
- 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
- Transportation is offered for seniors 60 and older.
- Call (708) 449-4300
Melrose Park Senior Center
- 1000 N. 25th Ave., Melrose Park (just west of Babe Serpico Field)
- Call (708) 649-8000 for more information
West Suburban Department of Human Services
- 2701 W. Lake St., Melrose Park
- Call (708) 338-7600
For the Cook County Department of Homeland Security’s full list of warming centers, click here.
Oak Street Health
- 456 25th Ave., Bellwood
- Call (708) 467-7254
- Oak Street Health is inviting any community members affected by the cold into its centers to find relief from the record-setting cold temperatures. Oak Street team members will be on-site to welcome people to the facility. Activities and warm refreshments will be available to community members.
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