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Details Of Available Washtenaw County Warming Centers

Mar 10, 2017

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The American Red Cross will be operating two overnight warming centers in Washtenaw County beginning Friday.

Washtenaw International High School

510 Emerick St, Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Bates Elementary School

2704 Baker Rd, Dexter, MI 48130

Both of these overnight warming centers will open at 6PM Friday.

In addition to these warming centers, the Lincoln School district will be operating a temporary warming center at the high school.

Lincoln High School

7425 Willis Road

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

(Enter through the east entrance by the Main Office)

Open today from 11AM until 9AM Saturday morning

This location will provide a warm space, bathroom facilities, running water, shower facilities, and meals.  In partnership with Aramark, free meals will be served to anyone who is at the building during the following times:

Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m.  Showers will be available at 7:00 p.m. on Friday and 7:00 a.m. on Saturday morning.  You must bring your own towel and toiletries.  In addition, anyone who would like to remain in the building overnight will need to be at LHS by 10:30 p.m. and leave by 9:00 a.m.  If you leave the building after 10:30 p.m., you will not be able to re-enter. 


Children must be accompanied by an adult the entire time they are in the building

No pets

Red Cross will provide cots & blankets along with basic hygiene items

Bring your own pillows

Further availability of these locations through the weekend will be determined based on need

Please call 734-971-5300 ext. 213 with any additional questions