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Posted on: February 2, 2018

Mayor Brown Opens Cold Weather Warming Centers in the City of Buffalo

Cold Temps

Buffalo – Due to the extreme cold expected this weekend, Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced that 9 Senior and Community Centers will serve as warming centers on Friday, January 5, 2018 and Saturday, January 6, 2018. The warming centers will be open for any city resident seeking shelter from the cold. With dangerously cold weather in the forecast, we must take extra safety precautions because it’s simply unsafe for anyone to be outside for prolonged periods of time. This is why my administration has called for temporary warming centers to be established for those in need this weekend," said Mayor Brown.

1. The Dorothy J. Collier Community Center, 118 East Utica Street, Buffalo, N.Y 14209

Hours: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

2. The Old First Ward Community Center, 62 Republic Street, Buffalo, N.Y. 14204

Hours: 8:00 am to 9:00 pm Monday thru Friday.

3. North Buffalo Community Center, 203 Saunders Road, Buffalo, N.Y. 14216 Hours: 7:00 am to 10:00 pm – Monday thru Friday, Saturday 10:00am to 5:00 pm, Sunday, only if needed.

4. William – Emslie Family YMCA, 585 William Street, Buffalo, N.Y. 13206, Hours: 6:00am to 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday.

5. West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont Street, Buffalo, N.Y. Hours: 8:00am to 8:00pm. Monday thru Friday.

6. Schiller Park Senior Center, 2057 Genesee Street, Buffalo, New York 14211 Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm. Monday thru Friday.

7. The Belle Center, 104 Maryland Street, Buffalo, N.Y. 14201 Hours: 6:30am to 8:30pm. Monday thru Friday.

8. Richmond-Summer Senior Center, 337 Summer Street, Buffalo, N.Y. 14222 Hours: 8:00am to 3:00pm. Monday thru Friday.

9. Autumnwood Senior Center, 1800 Clinton Street, Buffalo, N.Y. 14206 Hours: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, Monday thru Friday.

Those in need of a shelter can call 311 to find the nearest possible locations.

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