Madison County Warming Centers

Updated 1-29-19 10:00 AM

A WARMING center is a public location for residents to visit during cold temperatures to find temporary heat.  These locations are not shelters unless specified otherwise. They do not provide bedding, food, or beverages. They will provide seating only.  If you chose to go to a warming center, be sure to bring your medication as well as materials to keep children entertained and help pass the time.


Community Hospital Anderson 1515 N Madison Ave, ANDERSON 

Citizens wishing to seek shelter at Community should enter the Emergency Department entrance and check-in with Security in the lobby. The Security officer will escort them to the designated room. Open 24 hours until Friday, February 1st.

Main Street Church of God 4211 Main St, ANDERSON
In anticipation of the city declaring a weather emergency because of dangerously cold temperatures, Main Street Church of God will be opening a Warming Center beginning Tuesday 1 PM through noon Friday, when temperatures are expected to rebound.

St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital 2015 Jackson St, ANDERSON

St. Vincent Anderson Regional is prepared to assist individuals who need a warm place this winter. During dangerously cold temperatures, if someone needs a place to get warm, they should go to our Emergency Room entrance and ask for Security. Security will then make appropriate arrangements for them. (765) 649-2511 Open 24 hours until 8 am, Friday, February 1st.

St. Vincent Mercy Hospital 1331 S A St, ELWOOD
St. Vincent Mercy Elwood is available for area residents seeking a warming center. Please enter the emergency walk-in entrance and present to the front desk, advise staff and have them advise security. Call (765) 552-4600 if you wish to notify them prior to arrival.



Alexandria-Monroe Public Library (117 E Church St) WED & THU ONLY, 9 AM – 7 PM

Jane Pauley Community Health Center (121 W Washington St)  WED & THU ONLY, 9 AM – 4:30 PM

Monroe Township Trustee (204 W Berry St) THU ONLY, 9 AM – 3 PM


The Christian Center (625 Main St) Sunday-Saturday, 8 AM – 7 PM
The community dining room is open every day when temps are below freezing. (765) 649-4264

Salvation Army (1615 Meridian St.) Monday – Thursday, 9 AM – 5 PM
Seating is available. (765) 644-2538


Millcreek Civic Center (403 W Main St.) Monday – Sunday, 9 AM – 6 PM
Seating is available. (765) 378-1023

Criteria for activating a Warming Center:
• 31ᵒ or lower for 48 consecutive hours, or
• A Wind Chill Advisory has been issued when wind chill values will reach -5°F to -19°F, with wind speeds around 10 mph or more.
• A Wind Chill Watch or Warning has been issued when wind chill values will reach -20°F or colder, with wind speeds around 10 mph or more. A Wind Chill Watch is issued when these conditions may be met 12 to 48 hours in the future.