How to find a cooling center near you

The Salvation Army is opening cooling centers around the area.
Published: Jun. 29, 2023 at 10:31 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 26, 2023 at 10:44 AM CDT
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - As temperatures continue rising, several cooling centers have opened across the area.

The City of St. Louis has all of its cooling centers and hours listed on its website, along with a map showing the locations. Click here to view.

St. Louis County and The Salvation Army-Family Haven plan to open a cooling shelter at 10740 Page Ave. beginning July 5. The shelter will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with no temperature restrictions. The shelter can accommodate 30 people at a time. At the shelter, hot meals, laundry facilities and case management services will be available.

The Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services has an online map of cooling centers. They advise calling the center ahead of time to ensure it is operating. Click here to go to the map.

The United Way has a list of cooling sites online and advises calling the site ahead of time to ensure it is open when you plan to visit. They also have a call center at 2-1-1 that provides the most up-to-date cooling center information. Click here for more information.

If you need assistance staying cool at your residence, the nonprofit Cool Down St. Louis could help with its summer assistance program. Click here to learn more about Cool Down St. Louis or to contact the organization.