Warming centers and cold weather resources

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Published: Feb. 1, 2023 at 11:39 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 2, 2023 at 6:19 PM EST
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There are warming centers and resources around the region working to keep people safe Friday and Saturday.


For a full list of warming shelters from MEMA, click here.


BAR HARBOR: 116 Cottage Street, Friday (2/3) and Saturday (2/4) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

ELLSWORTH: INSPIRE Recovery Center, 24 Church St. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as the regular 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. hours offered each night, 7 days a week.


AUGUSTA: Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Dr. Friday (2/3) and Saturday (2/4) from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday (2/5) 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For more information, click here.

GARDINER: Gardiner Public Library 152 Water St, Friday (2/3) 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday (2/4) 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, click here.

GARDINER: The Boys & Girls Club of Kennebec Valley, 14 Pray Street. Saturday (2/4) 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, click here.

MANCHESTER: Manchester Fire Department Warming Center. 37 Readfield Road. Open Friday (2/3) and Saturday (2/4). Cots, Blankets, and Food Available. For more information, click here.

MONMOUTH: Monmouth Fire Department Emergency Shelter. 771 Main St. The rear meeting room will be open from Friday (2/3) at 9:00 a.m. through Sunday (2/5) at 9:00 am. Note, this is a warming shelter only and may not be supervised at times. We do not have shower facilities and will not be providing food. Cots and blankets are available, if necessary. For more information, click here.

WATERVILLE: Waterville Area Soup Kitchen will open up on Saturday (2/4) 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Lunch will also be served at 11:30 a.m. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate. For more information, click here.

WATERVILLE: Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter. 19 Colby St. This is the city’s designated warming shelter this week and is available 24/7. For more information, click here.


CARRABASSETT VALLEY: Carrabassett Valley Public Library Warming Center. 3209 Carrabassett Dr #3. Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday (2/3) and Saturday (2/4). The library has an expansive children’s play area and space to sit down and relax. In addition, the library will be showing a movie on Friday at 1 p.m. Please call the library for more details, 207-237-3535. Click here for more information.

FARMINGTON: St. Joseph’s Parish Hall Warming Center. 133 Middle Street. The warming shelter will be open around the clock beginning Thursday (2/2) at 1 p.m., closing on Saturday (2/4) at 1 p.m. The St. Joes Warming Shelter will not have cots or sleeping supplies, but they welcome sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, or other necessary items if people need to spend the night. Drinks and snacks will be available but meals will not be served due to the short notice. Individuals interested in volunteering at the warming shelter should contact Dennis ONeil at 207-500-0245. The church is looking for volunteers during the day, evening, and overnight. Click here for more information.

FARMINGTON: Farmington Public Library. 117 Academy Street. The library will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for those who need a warm place to be on Saturday. Please note that this is a one-time arrangement and the library will return to their normal Saturday hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. following this cold weather event. Click here for more information.


ROCKLAND: Crossroads Church, 50 Camden St, will be open Friday and Saturday night (2/3 & 2/4) as an overnight shelter. For more information, call 207-449-7109 or email nazarene26@live.com.

ROCKLAND: Rockland Public Library. 80 Union St. Open Thursday (2/2) 10 AM to 8 PM; Friday (2/3) 10 AM to 5 PM; Saturday (2/4) 10 AM to 4 PM; closed Sunday. For more information, click here.

ROCKLAND: Rockland City Hall. 270 Pleasant Street. Open 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, closed Saturday and Sunday. Fore more information, click here.


BANGOR: Together Place Peer Run Recovery Center, 2 2nd St. Open Saturday (2/4) 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

BANGOR: The Brick Church Overnight & Day Warming Center. 126 Union Street, Open all Day, intake 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. for overnight (207) 989-5401

BANGOR: Bangor Area Homeless Shelter Overnight Warming Center Low Barrier, Adult 6 p.m. - 5:30 a.m. (intake open all night!!) 263 Main Street (207) 947-0092. For more information, click here.

BANGOR: The Mansion Church Overnight Warming Center, 96 Center Street. Open 6 p.m. - 7 a.m. but intake closes at 9 p.m. (207) 249-9154.

BANGOR: Jericho Road Day Warming Center at The River Church, 146 Center Street (behind the building). Monday-Saturday 7a.m. -4 p.m. (207) 631-4183.

BANGOR: Bangor Public Library Day Warming Center, 145 Harlow Street. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. (5 p.m. Friday & Saturday) (207) 947-8336.

BREWER: Bangor Area Recovery Network. 142 Center St. Brewer. Friday (2/3) from 6 p.m. through Saturday (2/4). Capacity - 30 people. No beds, mats, showers or laundry available. There will be staff and volunteers available at all times. For more information, click here.

HOWLAND: Howland Town Office. 10 Bridge Road. Starting at 6 p.m. Friday (2/3) evening until 12 p.m. Saturday (2/4). The warming shelter will be staffed by elected officials and employees. Coffee and light snacks will be available to people utilizing the center. For more information, click here.

LINCOLN: Public Works garage. Open Friday (2/3) 5:00 p.m. which will stay open until 9:00 a.m. on Saturday (2/4). Staff will be at the shelter when it’s open. People arriving for this service are being told to bring food and blankets. This service is for Lincoln residents only. No pets are allowed. For more information, click here.

MILLINOCKET: Millinocket Memorial Library, 5 Maine Avenue. Friday (2/3) 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday (2/4) 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. for more information, click here.

EAST MILLINOCKET: Care to Care Medway, 2323 Medway Road, Medway. Friday (2/3) all night, and Saturday (2/4) all night. Coffee, hot chocolate, and wifi available. For More information call (207)-447-9500.


WELLINGTON: Town Office can be opened as a warming shelter. For more information, click here.


BELFAST: Belfast American Legion Friday (2/3) from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday (2/4) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entrance on Church Street next to new courthouse. Feel free to come get warm and have a hot cup of coffee. For more information, click here.


BAILEYVILLE: Baileyville Town Office. If it’s after 4:00 pm call dispatch (427-6992) and somebody will come open the office up. For more information, click here.



BLUE HILL: DownEast Wood Bank provides free fire wood for people living on the Blue Hill peninsula. They’re asking anyone in need to reach out to them Wednesday (2/1) or Thursday (2/2) because it will be too cold to deliver Friday and Saturday.


For a full list of warming shelters from MEMA, click here.

Additional assistance and resources for shelter can be found by calling 211, texting your zip code to 898-211, or visiting 211Maine.org.

Southern Maine resources can be found by visiting our media partner WMTW’s website.

Northern Maine resources can be found by visiting our sister station WAGM’s website.