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Posted on: January 4, 2018

Important information regarding extreme temperatures and resources for the community

Important information regarding extreme temperatures and resources for the community
There has been recent news coverage regarding the extreme temperatures and resources for the homeless population in the Elgin community. The City of Elgin’s priority is the safety of our community members. To avoid the spreading of inaccurate information regarding these services, please read the following and share so that the right information reaches our community and beyond. 

If you, or someone you know, need a place to stay warm, there are several warming centers and shelters in the area. These shelters are open and continue to have available space for those in need. 


PADS of Elgin (Overnight shelter; *24 hour shelter when 15 degrees or below)
1730 Berkley Street, Elgin, IL 60123
847-608-9744  |  padsofelgin.org

Elgin Wayside Center (Daytime shelter; *24 hour shelter when 15 degrees or below)
1732 Berkley Street, Elgin, IL 60123
847-695-4405  |  waysidecross.org

Community Crisis Center (Women’s shelter)
847-697-4405  |  crisiscenter.org

Emergency Shelter (Opens at 15 degrees or below)
First United Methodist Church   |  Operated by Matthew 25:40
216 E Highland Ave, Elgin, IL 60120
331-303-2540  |  matt2540.org

Warming Center Information
Elgin Police Department Non-Emergency: 847-289-2700

Comprehensive Resource Guide for Human Services in Elgin cityofelgin.org/humanservices

If you, or someone you know, need help getting to a warming center or shelter, Elgin police officers can provide transportation. Call the Elgin Police Department non-emergency number at 847-289-2700.

Information about human services in the Elgin area is available at cityofelgin.org/humanservices, or can be found by calling 311 (847-931-6001) during regular business hours, or the Elgin Police Department’s non-emergency line anytime at 847-289-2700.

In addition, Elgin Police Department officers have comprehensive resource guides on hand that are given out to those in need, providing information to those without immediate internet or phone access.

We recognize that we have a very caring community and during these extreme temperatures, people want to help. The best way to help is to volunteer or donate to the safe and established shelters/organizations that the city works closely with. Please contact the shelters listed above if you wish to volunteer or donate supplies. 

Thank you, Elgin community, for supporting one another and sharing this information. 
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