Mayor Joseph P. Ganim
For Immediate Release For
12, 2016 Av Harris (203) 814-7992
Mayor Ganim Activates Bridgeport Cold Weather Protocol -- Warming
Centers open Throughout the Day, Additional Overnight Shelters Available for The
Public Libraries and Senior Centers, Greater Bridgeport Transit Bus Terminal Open
as Warming Shelters During the Day
CT – Mayor
Joe Ganim today and the Bridgeport Office of Emergency Management and Homeland
Security have activated the city’s cold weather protocol for the entire
President’s Day Weekend. This means all Bridgeport
public library branches and senior centers as well as the Greater
Bridgeport Transit Terminal will be open during the day as warming centers. In addition, the United Congregational Church
located at 877 Park Avenue will serve as an overflow shelter for anyone in need
of a warm shelter during the extreme cold temperatures expected to impact the
region for the next few days.
frigid weather expected to drop temperatures to sub-zero levels and extreme
wind chill, everyone who needs shelter during the day or night will have a warm
place to go and a warm bed to sleep in,” said Mayor Ganim. “We want to make sure everyone who needs a
place to go will start making plans now.
The cold weather protocol is activated now and will stay activated for
the entire weekend.”
Centers are open during the day at the following locations and times:
Centers (open weekdays only):
Side Senior Center- 1057 East Main St Bridgeport, CT (9:00am-4:30pm)
Rock Senior Center- 2676 Fairfield Ave Bridgeport, CT (9:00am-4:30pm)
End Bethany Senior Center - 20 Throme St Bridgeport CT (9:00am-4:30pm)
Public Library Branches:
Branch – 925 Broad Street, 10:00 a.m. –
5:00 p.m. today and Saturday, 1:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday
Rock Branch – 2705 Fairfield Avenue, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. today and Saturday
Branch – 1230 Stratford Avenue, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. today and Saturday
Branch – 3455 Madison Avenue, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. today and Saturday
Mill Green Branch – 1677 East Main Street, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. today and
in need of shelter overnight who does not already have a place to stay in Bridgeport,
the United Congregational Church located at 877 Park Avenue
will be available. In order to register
for that location, people can arrive at the Harrison
Apartments on 651 State St, Bridgeport, CT 06604 from 4pm-6pm.
pm, those in need of shelter can go directly
to Prospect House located at 392 Prospect St, Bridgeport, CT 06604.
9:30pm – those in need can call Prospect House at 203-610-6252 to be put into
the overflow shelter at United Congregational Church. The church however does not accept walk-ins
without going through intake at either the Harrison Apartments or Prospect
House. Anyone who knows in advance that they
will need shelter after 9:00pm is asked to call Prospect House prior to 6:00 p.m.
to go through the intake process.