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BITTER BLAST: Shelters open across Connecticut amid extreme cold temperatures

As extreme cold temperatures arrive in Connecticut, authorities have opened shelters across the state to help protect residents.

News 12 Staff

Dec 23, 2022, 3:49 PM

Updated 546 days ago

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BITTER BLAST: Shelters open across Connecticut amid extreme cold temperatures
As extreme cold temperatures arrive in Connecticut, authorities have opened shelters across the state to help protect residents.
Below is information on what shelters are open:

Bridgeport Warming Centers

Senior Centers (Open weekdays only)
  • Black Rock Senior Center – 2676 Fairfield Avenue, (9:00am- 3:00pm)
  • Eisenhower Senior Center – 307 Golden Hill Street, (9:00am-3:00pm)
  • North End Bethany Senior Center – 20 Throme Street, (9:00am- 3:30pm)
GBT Station
  • 710 Water Street, Mon- Fri (9:00am- 9:00pm)
Bridgeport Public Library Branches
  • Main Branch – 925 Broad Street, Mon & Tues (10:00am- 6:00pm), Wed & Thurs (12:00pm- 8:00pm), Fri & Sat (10:00am- 5:00pm). Sunday (Closed).
  • Black Rock Branch – 2705 Fairfield Avenue, Mon & Tues (10:00am- 6:00pm), Wed & Thurs(10:00am- 6:00pm), Fri & Sat (10:00am- 5:00pm). Sunday (Closed).
  • Newfield Branch – 755 Central Avenue, Mon & Tues (10:00am- 6:00pm), Wed & Thurs (11:00am- 7:00pm), Fri & Sat (10:00am- 5:00pm). Sunday (Closed).
  • North Branch – 3455 Madison Avenue, Mon, Tues & Wed (10:00am- 6:00pm), Thurs (12:00pm- 8:00pm), Fri & Sat (10:00am- 5:00pm) Sunday (Closed).
  • East Side Branch – 1174 East Main Street, Mon (10:00am- 6:00pm), Tues (12:00pm- 8:00pm) Wed (12:00pm- 8:00pm) Thurs (10:00am- 6:00pm), Fri & Sat (10:00am -5:00pm) Sunday (Closed).
South End Community Center- Overnight Stay/Case Worker Support
  • 650 Park Ave– Open 24/7, November 16th, 2022, to April 16th, 2023.
  • Limited overnight capacity

United Way 2-1-1:

A list of warming centers can be found by clicking HERE.
A list of homeless shelters and seasonal no freeze shelters can be found by clicking HERE.  
A list of homeless drop-in centers that can typically be visited during the day can be found by clicking HERE.  
NOTE: If there is no warming center or shelter listed in your town, libraries and other public locations can be good places to keep warm or seek shelter. Click here for a list of libraries. 


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