Warming Center Open Monday During Cold Snap

Temporary site will keep people warm and safe during the day

January 22, 2023

The winter months bring peril for those living on the street and it can be dangerous to be outside for prolonged periods of time when temperatures are low or wind/moisture is high. The City of Albuquerque has been preparing for these inevitable weather conditions where life and limb are at risk. This current cold weather necessitates the temporary activation of a day-time warming center. The warming center will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and staffed by volunteers and City staff with de-escalation and Narcan training. The centers will also provide hot soup and other snacks to guests.

When the warming center closes in the evening, guests will be offered transportation to the Westside Emergency Housing Center and/or the Gibson Health Hub, if appropriate, to stay safely overnight.

Albuquerque Community Safety is able to transport anyone on the street and in need to the closest warming center. Call 311 for dispatch.

Mesa Verde Community Center will operate as a warming center on Monday January 23 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Pursuant to weather conditions, the City will evaluate the need to keep the warming center open on Tuesday.

Mesa Verde Community Center will remain open to adult programming. Youth who attend the after-school program will be transported to Cesar Chavez Community Center.