Warming & Cooling Centers in Porter County, Indiana

If you don't see a warming/cooling center near you please contact your local police department on their non-emergency number. They will either offer you support or point you in the right direction. Additionally, local fire houses are another great source. Both of these organizations are here to help their communities.

When going to the warming/cooling centers it is recommended to wear a mask to protect yourself as well as those around you.

Banta Activity Center

605 Beech Street
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Phone: (219) 462-1301

Warming Shelter Information

Call to see if they are acting a warming shelter. 
8:30 AM to 3 PM Monday through Friday when they are open.

Chesterton Town Hall

726 Broadway
Chesterton, IN 46304
Phone: (219) 926-1641

Warming Shelter Information

Open 24x7 for residents in need.

Housing Opportunities

2001 Calumet Avenue
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Phone: (219) 548-2800


Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Warming Shelter Hours

10 AM to 6 PM Monday through Friday
10 AM to 2 PM Saturday and Sunday

Portage Parks

2100 Willowcreek Rd
Portage, IN 46368
Phone: (219) 762-1675

Porter County Public Library System

103 Jefferson Street
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Phone: (219) 462-0524

The Valparaiso branch of PCPLS's hours are:

Monday through Thursday - 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m
Sunday - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Valparaiso Family YMCA

1201 Cumberland Crssing Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Phone: (219) 462-4185

Warming Center Ours of Operation

5 AM to 10 PM Monday through Friday
7 AM to 6 PM Saturday
11 AM to 6 PM Sunday

Valparaiso Police Department

355 South Washington Street
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Phone: (219) 462-2135

Always Open

Warming Shelter Information

Open as required.
Ring the bell located in the lobby of the police station.

Valparaiso Police Department offers a special program for individuals who may need special help during weather emergencies. The Contact Assistance Referral (CARE) Program means the VPD will check on residents during harsh weather. To register yourself or a loved one for CARE, contact Captain Joe Hall at (219) 462-2135

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