New Haven opens ‘warming centers’

(AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)- With temperatures expected to dip into the single digits by Wednesday, six warming centers are opening in New Haven.

These centers supplement the overnight shelters and soup-kitchens already. Police officers will be working to help direct people to these centers across the city, and get medical attention if its necessary and assure that folks receive the assistance they need.

The following centers have been opened in New Haven:

– New Haven Free Public Library Main Building, 133 Elm St. from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday

– Fair Haven Branch Library, 182 Grand Ave., from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

– Mitchell Branch Library, 37 Harrison Street from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

– Stetson Branch Library, 200 Dixwell Ave., from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

– Courtland Seymour Wilson Branch Library, 303 Washington Ave., noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

– New Haven Union Station, 50 Union Ave., open daily 4 a.m. to 1 a.m.

A warming center will also be opened from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in the basement conference room of West Haven City Hall, 355 Main St. for people who need to get out of the cold. No food or beverages will be served.

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