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Warming & Cooling Center Information

Please find the most updated information on Warming/Cooling Resources we are aware of in RI below. Some have parameters in which a person is only allowed to come in for a period of time. Always call in advance to obtain guidelines which can change day to day depending on the status of the weather. Please refer to RIEMA’s website for any updates.  


RIEMA's list of local cooling centers can be found here:


Pawtucket Cooling Center: Open Doors Cooling Center - 1139 Main Street, Pawtucket

Operating under temporary hours during renovations. Currently open 4pm to 7 am Monday through Friday, and open 24 hours Saturday and Sunday.

Rhode Island Public Libraries: Currently open 12-7 every day, excluding Holidays. See locations here: 

Newport County

MLK Community Center: 20 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd, Newport, RI

7 PM 2/12 – 7 AM 2/13. Individuals can then go to the warming center at 40 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd, Newport, RI 02840 for shelter until 7 PM on 2/13.


Washington County/Peace Dale (South Kingstown)

Welcome House: 8 North Rd, Peace Dale, RI

Individuals seeking shelter can call (401) 782-4770 for assistance or come to the shelter at any time.


WARM Center: 56 Spruce St, Westerly, RI.

Individuals seeking shelter can call (401) 596-9276 for assistance or come to the shelter at any time. 



Crossroads RI Community Room: 160 Broad St, Providence, RI 401-521-2255.

4 PM 2/12 – TBD


Kent County

West Warwick Civic Center: 100 Factory St, West Warwick, RI.

5:30 PM 2/12 – 8 AM 2/14



55 Cummings Way, Woonsocket, RI

7 PM 2/12 – 9 AM 2/14

(updated as of 2/12/24 5pm)

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