Northland winters can be brutal even in the best situations.  But when the temperature dips, it can be life or death for those without a home.  That's why a new partnership to provide warming centers is so vitally important to our area.

The project is the work of the City of Duluth, St. Louis County, CHUM, along with additional support from Loaves and Fishes.  Together, the agencies are providing that necessary cold-weather shelter in the form of a new West Duluth Emergency Warming Center Pilot Project.

Located at City Center West (5830 Grand Avenue), the warming center is a safe and welcoming night time space for those in need - such as the homeless.  The center will be open on nights when the National Weather Service predicts that the temperature at Duluth Sky Harbor Airport will drop to zero or below - operating from 10:00 PM until :30 AM the next day.  The activation of the center will be determined by the City of Duluth and shares through CHUM staff and the staff at Loaves and Fishes.

Staff from CHUM will be on hand at the Warming Center when it's open to provide assistance.

If you would like to donate to the project or want to learn more, click here to visit the CHUM website's contribution page.