Warming Center opens in Memphis as city prepares for snow

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Warming Center is open at the North Frayser Community Center.

The center opened on Jan. 15 at 7:00 p.m and is located at 2555 St. Elmo Rd. in Memphis.

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The warming center was originally scheduled to be at the Marion-Hale Community Center, but issues with that center forced the relocation to the North Frayser Community Center, according to the City of Memphis.

The warming center will run continuously through Monday, Jan. 17 at 7 a.m.

The Warming Center will be open for those seeking warmth, after normal business hours.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, all people seeking entry into the center will be required to take a COVID-19 test, as well as adhere to social distancing.

Masking is also strongly encouraged for all people in the center.

Those seeking overnight shelter accommodations are encouraged to seek assistance from:

  • The Memphis Union Mission located in the 300 block of Poplar Avenue (901)-526-840
  • The Salvation Army located in the 600 block of Jackson Avenue (901)-529-4545
  • For additional local shelters call (901) 529-4545

For assistance regarding transportation, contact the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) at (901) 297-1680.