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Bridgeport Opens Warming Centers As Deep Freeze Settles In Across Area

All Bridgeport public libraries and other facilities will be open warming centers for Bridgeport residents during the deep freeze.
All Bridgeport public libraries and other facilities will be open warming centers for Bridgeport residents during the deep freeze. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Bridgeport Public Library Pinterest

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — As temperatures drop into single digits and wind chills drop below zero, a number of towns across Fairfield County have opened warming shelters for those in need.

Residents are urged to stay warm and stay safe. Heat your homes only with approved appliances — never with a stove or oven.

Neighbors should check on elderly neighbors and bring pets inside.

If you or someone you know is in need of shelter or a warming center, check the list below, visit the 211 website or call 211 for a list of nearby locations.

Warming Centers are open at the following locations and times:

Bridgeport :

  • Greater Bridgeport Transit Bus Terminal, 710 Water St., 7a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Bridgeport Public Library, Main Branch, 925 Broad St., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Bridgeport Public Library, Black Rock Branch, 2705 Fairfield Ave., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Bridgeport Public Library, Newfield Branch, 1230 Stratford Ave., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Bridgeport Public Library, North Branch, 3455 Madison Ave., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Bridgeport Public Library, Old Mill Green Branch, 1677 E. Main St., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Overnight Shelter:, United Congregational Church, 877 Park Ave.; To register, arrive at the Harrison Apartments on 651 State St., Bridgeport, from 4 to 6 p.m. After 6 p.m., go directly to Prospect House, 392 Prospect St. Shuttle bus service will run from the Greater Bridgeport Transit Terminal to Harrison Apartments from 4 to 6 p.m. and to Prospect House after 6 p.m.

Danbury:

  • Danbury City Shelter, 41 New St., has a daily warming center from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the winter. After 2 p.m., individuals are encouraged to go to the library.
  • Good Samaritan Day Center, 13 Maple Ave., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
  • Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen opens at 3 p.m.
  • Shelter from the cold at Saint James AME Church, 45 Williams St., 5:30 to 8:45 p.m.

Monroe:

  • Monroe Senior Center, 235 Cutlers Farm Road, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, 733 Monroe Turnpike, Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday noon to 4 p.m.
Norwalk :

  • Police Service Community Room at the Norwalk Department, 1 Monroe St., is open to residents who need to get out of the cold.

Stamford:

  • Government Center, 888 Washington Blvd., 1st floor lobby, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Jewish Community Center, 1035 Newfield Ave., 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m..
  • Glenbrook Community Center, 35 Crescent St., 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Inspirica, 8 Woodland Place, overnight from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. the next morning.

Stratford:

  • All fire houses in Stratford are available 24 hours a day through midnight on Monday, Feb. 15.

You can also search the 2-1-1 database for homeless drop-in centers that can be visited during the day. To find a homeless shelter, dial 2-1-1 or search the 2-1-1 database for listings of shelters. Click here to visit the Connecticut 2-1-1 website.

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