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Bridgeport warming center options available

January 31, 2019

BRIDGEPORT — The city’s warming centers have opened their doors for residents trying to escape frigid temperatures Thursday.

Anyone in need of overnight shelter can call 211 for information on the nearest ones available.

When temperatures hit 25 degrees or below, the city collaborates with Prospect House and has the Bridgeport Islamic Community Center, 877 Park Ave., open its doors for overnight shelter as needed.

The homeless are able to stay in the center from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. Those looking to stay must arrived between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.; doors are locked after 9 p.m. Prospect House clients are urged to check in at the Prospect House before going to the BICC.

Otherwise, here are available shelters in Bridgeport during the day. All hours are daily unless otherwise indicated:

-Greater Bridgeport Transit bus terminal: 710 Water St. (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

-East Side Senior Center: 1057 East Main St. (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

-Black Rock Senior Center: 2676 Fairfield Ave. (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

-North End Bethany Senior Center: 20 Thorme St. (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

-Bridgeport Public Library Main Branch: 925 Broad St. (Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, closed)

-Bridgeport Public Library Black Rock Branch: 2705 Fairfield Ave. (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, closed)

-Bridgeport Public Library Newfield Branch: 1230 Stratford Ave. (Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, closed)

-Bridgeport Public Library North Branch: 3455 Madison Ave. (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, closed)

-Bridgeport Public Library Old Mill Green Branch: 1677 East Main St. (Monday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 12 p.m .to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, closed)

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