Cincinnati Rec Centers Used as Emergency Warming Shelters

The Cincinnati Recreation Commission will be opening up warming centers for those who need shelter during what is going to be a dangerously cold weekend. A total of 18 Rec Centers around the city will open their doors Saturday morning to people who need to warm up. You do not have to be a member of the Cincinnati Recreation Center to use the facilities for shelter from the cold.

Hours of access to the shelters vary based on location. The shelters by location on Saturday, January 13th are the following: Bond Hill, 9 AM to 2PM; Clifton, 9 AM to 2 PM; College Hill, 9 AM to 2 PM; Corryville, 9 AM to 2 PM; Evanston, 10 AM to 3 PM; Hirsch, 9 AM to 2 PM; LeBlond, 10 AM to 3 PM; Lincoln, 9 AM to 2 PM; McKie, 9 AM to 2 PM; Madisonville, 9 AM to 2 PM; Millvale, 10 AM to 3 PM; Mt. Washington, 9 AM to 2 PM; Oakley, 9 AM to 1 PM; Over-the-Rhine Community Center, 9 AM to 2 PM; Pleasant Ridge, 9 AM to 2 PM; Price Hill, 11 AM to 4 PM; Westwood, 10 AM to 3 PM; Winton Hills, 9 AM to 2 PM.

On Sunday and Monday, the Over-The-Rhine Community Center will be the only Cincinnati Rec Center open as a warming shelter in the city. Their hours will be 10 AM to 6 PM.

The city is also reminding people to be aware of the signs of hypothermia, which include confusion, slurred speech, trouble with coordination, slowed response time, sleepiness, and shivering. Signs of frostbite include feelings of numbness or a “prickly” sensations in areas of the body. If someone is experiencing these symptoms it is important to help them obtain medical evaluation immediately.

You can find more resources related to shelter by selecting the “Housing” category tab on our “Social Service Utilization Library” page.

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