Warming shelters open across southeast Wisconsin to help those in need

NOW: Warming shelters open across southeast Wisconsin to help those in need

SOUTHEASTERN WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- As cold temperatures blanket the Milwaukee area, some people are seeking refuge in warming shelters.

One of those shelters is the Repairers of the Breach in Milwaukee. The shelter and resource center will open its doors at 8 p.m. every night when it is temperatures are below 10 degrees Fahrenheit.

Staff say around 20 people come each cold night, but the center has served as many as 50 people at a time. They say anyone is welcome.

“They can expect a warm, friendly atmosphere. We let them know that we welcome them and it’s a priviledge to serve them ad understand their struggle,” Executive director James West said. “Being homeless at a time like this has got to be tough and frustrating.”

People in need in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Kenosha, Racine, Ozaukee, Washington, Dodge, Jefferson and Walworth counties can conact Impact 211 for shelter resources and referrals. Currently, the following shelters work with Impact 211 to help people in crisis: Cathedral Center, Guest House of Milwaukee, Hope House of Milwaukee, Salvation Army Emergency Lodge, and Milwaukee Women’s Center. You can reach Impact at 2-1-1 or (866) 211-3380.

Below is a list of other warming shelters throughout the area:

Milwaukee -

Adullam Family Warming Center
3033 N. 30th St.

Benedict Center
209 W. Orchard St.

Guest House of Milwaukee
1216 N. 13th St.

St. Ben’s Community Meal
924 W. State St.

Street Angels – Ascension Lutheran Church
1236 S. Layton Blvd.

Divine Intervention (Ministry to the Homeless) Tippecanoe Church
125 W. Saveland Ave.

Salvation Army Warming Shelter
237 N. Macy St.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
(920) 923-8220

Shalom Center Emergency Family Shelter
4314 39th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53144
(262) 658-1713 


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