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Where to Find Warming Centers in Dallas-Fort Worth

Most cities and counties in North Texas have established temporary shelters for those without power. Here's where to find one near you.

If your power is still out and you need somewhere to warm up and charge your phone, there are dozens of temporary warming centers in North Texas. Many are offering overnight shelter, and some can accommodate pets. Bringing your own supplies–like blankets, food, and water–is advised, as most facilities have limited resources.

This post will be updated regularly; please send any additional information to [email protected] The Dallas Morning News also has a warming center resource here. Meanwhile, Dallasites101 created a crowdsourced document of resources here. Finally, this guide will point you to restaurants that are open for those who need to warm up, charge devices, or use Wi-Fi.

Many of these warming centers are offering transportation–click on the location for additional information. Know someone who needs help finding or getting to a warming center, but cannot access or navigate the web? Dialing 211 will connect them with an operator who can provide further assistance.

Last updated Thursday at 3 p.m.

Addison: Addison Athletic Club

3900 Beltway Drive

Open 24 hours through Friday afternoon. No pets. Bring your own bedding and food. COVID protocols in place; remember your mask.

Arlington: Water Utilities South Service Center

1100 Southwest Green Oaks Boulevard

Open overnight from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. No pets. Bring your own bedding and food. COVID protocols in place; remember your mask.

Arlington: Dottie Lynn Recreation Center

3200 Norwood Lane

Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday. No pets. Bring all personal items needed. Masks required.

Arlington: The Salvation Army

712 West Abrams Street

*At capacity as of 9 a.m. Thursday.* Open 24 hours. Cots, blankets, and food are provided. COVID protocols in place.

Carrollton: Newman Smith High School

2335 North Josey Lane

Open 24 hours. No pets, but temporary accommodations for pets will be made at Carrollton Animal Services & Adoption Center and transportation will be arranged upon arrival. Cots are limited; bring bedding, food, toiletries, and all other supplies. Masks required.

Cedar Hill: Zula B. Wiley Public Library

225 Cedar Street

Open indefinitely, subject to change based on needs. Remember your mask.

Cleburne: Cleburne Conference Center

1501 West Henderson Street

Open 24 hours as of Tuesday. Seating, cots, and light refreshments are available. Remember your mask.

Colleyville: City Hall Complex

100 Main Street

Open until 8 p.m. Thursday. Snacks and drinks provided. Remember your mask. If you have a need beyond this time, call the City Manager’s Office at 817-503-1111.

Coppell: The CORE

234 Parkway Boulevard

Open 24 hours. Pets welcome, but must remain in a carrier or crate. Showers and locker rooms are available; call 972-304-7032 to reserve a time slot. The facility can refill jugs or receptacles if you need water. with Masks and social distancing required.

Coppell: Coppell Family YMCA

146 Town Center Boulevard

Open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Hot showers available. Bring your own food; water fountains and microwaves will be available. Masks and social distancing enforced.

Dallas (Downtown): Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

650 South Griffin Street

As of Wednesday, open 24 hours. Chairs, tables, coffee, and snacks provided. Remember your mask.

Dallas (Deep Ellum): GeniusDen Business Incubator and Coworking

3106 Commerce Street

Open Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. No pets. Bring your own supplies and blankets. Some private offices and conference rooms will be available to camp out in on a first-come, first-serve basis. Remember your mask.

Dallas (East): Northridge Presbyterian Church

6920 Bob-O-Link Drive

Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Remember your mask.

Dallas (East): White Rock YMCA

7112 Gaston Avenue

Open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Hot showers available. Bring your own food; water fountains and microwaves will be available. Masks and social distancing enforced.

Dallas (North): Semones Family YMCA

4332 Northaven Road

Open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Hot showers available. Bring your own food; water fountains and microwaves will be available. Masks and social distancing enforced.

Dallas (Oak Cliff): Moorland Family YMCA

907 East Ledbetter Drive

Open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Hot showers available. Bring your own food; water fountains and microwaves will be available. Masks and social distancing enforced.

Dallas (South): Park South YMCA

2500 Romine Avenue

Open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Hot showers available. Bring your own food; water fountains and microwaves will be available. Masks and social distancing enforced.

Decatur: Decatur Conference Center

2010 US 380

As of Tuesday evening, open indefinitely. This is a true emergency shelter; electricity will be provided for essential devices only, such as oxygen tanks. COVID measures are in place.

Denton: Martin Luther King Recreation Center

1300 Wilson Avenue

Open 24 hours. Pets allowed. Cots and snacks provided. Remember your mask.

Denton: North Lakes Recreation Center

2001 West Windsor Drive

Open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. You’ll have access to a sitting area, water, and restrooms. Masks are required.

Denton: The Salvation Army

2801 North Elm

Open 24 hours. Cots, blankets, and food are provided. COVID protocols in place.

Farmers Branch: Community Recreation Center

 14050 Heartside Place

Open until 5 p.m. Tuesday. No pets. Bring bedding and food. COVID-19 protocols are in place.

Flower Mound: Cross Timbers Family YMCA

2021 Cross Timbers Road

Open Wednesday until 5:30 p.m. Hot showers available. Bring your own food; water fountains and microwaves will be available. Masks and social distancing enforced.

Flower Mound: Call 972-539-0525 for assistance.

 

Frisco: The Islamic Center of Frisco

11137 Frisco Street

Open 24 hours as of Monday afternoon. Bring your own bedding. Upon entering, no shoes will be allowed on the carpet. Remember your mask.

Fort Worth: Fort Worth Convention Center

1201 Houston Street

Open 24 hours. No pets. Bring bedding; cots are available. COVID-19 screening required.

Garland: The Salvation Army

451 West Avenue D

Open 24 hours. Cots, blankets, and food are provided. COVID protocols in place.

Garland: Call 972-495-6476 for assistance.

 

Grand Prairie: Ruthe Jackson Center

3113 South Carrier Parkway

Open 24 hours; if the facility reaches capacity, visits will be limited to two hours. No pets. Coffee is provided, but bring your own food, as well as bedding. Remember your mask.

Grapevine: The REC

1175 Municipal Way

Open 24 hours as of Monday. Pets allowed, but must be kept in kennels. You’re encouraged to bring your own food and water. Masks required and social distancing enforced.

Irving: Senter Park Recreation Center and Northwest Park Recreation Center

901 Senter Road and 2800 Cheyenne Street

Open 24 hours. Pets allowed on leashes or in kennels. Masks and social distancing required.

Keller: Keller Public Library

640 Johnson Road

Open until 5 p.m. on Tuesday. No pets. Remember your mask.

Lewisville: Music City Mall

2401 South Stemmons Freeway

Open 24 hours until Thursday morning. Pets are allowed on leashes and in kennels. Bring your own water, snacks, and blankets. Face coverings required.

Lewisville: The Salvation Army

206 West Main Street

Open 24 hours. Cots, blankets, and food are provided. COVID protocols in place.

Mansfield: Chris W. Burkett Service Center

620 S. Wisteria Street

Open indefinitely. No pets. Bring food and blankets. Masks and social distancing required.

McKinney: The Salvation Army

600 Wilson Creek Parkway

Open 24 hours. Cots, blankets, and food are provided. COVID protocols in place.

Mesquite: Evans Recreation Center

1116 Hillcrest Street

Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. No pets, including service animals. Bring your own food. Masks and social distancing required.

North Richland Hills: Call 817-427-6001 for assistance.

 

Plano: Grace Church Plano

3301 Preston Road

Open 24 hours. No pets. Bring blankets, food, and water. COVID safety protocols are in place.

Plano: The Salvation Army

3528 East 14 Street

Open 24 hours. Cots, blankets, and food are provided. COVID protocols in place.

Prosper: The Prosper Community Library

200 South Main Street

Open 24 hours. No pets. Free Wi-Fi. Bring blankets, water, and snacks; no cots are available. COVID protocols are in place.

Red Oak: ROISD Junior High Gymnasium

200 Live Oak Street

Open 24 hours. Pets allowed in kennels. Bring bedding, snacks, and water. COVID protocols are in place.

Richardson: Several Locations

First United Methodist, City Hall, Fire Station 3, and the Central Police Station are all open 24 hours. For more information, call 972-744-4111.

Richardson: Richardson YMCA

1210 North Goliad Street

Open Wednesday until 5:30 p.m. Hot showers available. Bring your own food; water fountains and microwaves will be available. Masks and social distancing enforced.

Rockwall: The Center

108 East Washington Street

Bring blankets and pillows. Remember your mask.

Rockwall: JER Chilton Family YMCA

1210 North Goliad Street

Open Wednesday until 5:30 p.m. Hot showers available. Bring your own food; water fountains and microwaves will be available. Masks and social distancing enforced.

Rowlett: Bowl-A-Rama

5021 Lakeview Parkway

As of Tuesday morning, open indefinitely. No pets. Bring blankets and pillows. COVID protocols are in place.

Southlake: DPS North Training Facility

100 East Dove Road

Open Tuesday during the day. No pets. Bring food and water. COVID protocols are in place.

Waxahachie: Family YMCA

100 YMCA Drive

Open Wednesday until 5:30 p.m. Hot showers available. Bring your own food; water fountains and microwaves will be available. Masks and social distancing enforced.

Weatherford: Weatherford ISD 9th Grade Center

1007 Main Street

Open noon Tuesday through 5 a.m. Wednesday. Pets allowed on a leash or in a carrier. Bring food and blankets. Masks and social distancing required.

Wylie: Burnett Jr. High

516 Hilltop Lane

Open 24 hours. COVID protocols are in place.

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