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New Warming Center Will Open Thursday Night

Updated: January 14, 2020 07:45 PM

CHUM announced there is another warming center nearly ready to help those in need during frigid nights. 

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This one is at the Lincoln Park School Apartments, which are on the 2400 block of W 4th Street in Duluth. It's a mural-lined space used during the day by the Harmony Club, a drop-in center for people with mental illness run by the Human Development Center.  People should use the door off 25th Avenue West.

Lee Stuart, executive director of CHUM, showed us around on Tuesday. "We are making an impact. We are giving people options where they want to spend the night in really cold times. I'm excited and grateful that HDC and Sherman Associates are opening this space for us." Sherman Associates owns the building.

Stuart said this will help people on the west side of town. It's first night open will be Thursday. Doors open at 8pm.

There are two spacious areas and bigger bathrooms.

Sleeping mats, cleaning supplies, socks, and food for the centers are needed. Donations can be dropped off at CHUM. 

CHUM has activated its Gloria Dei warming center for Wednesday and Thursday nights, as the forecast calls for temps to be below 10 degrees at night. The center will open at 8pm and close at 8am. The address is 219 N. 6th Avenue East.

Also, the CHUM Drop-in Center is also operating as a warming center, meaning people can come and go throughout the night, every night. The address there is 125 N 1st Ave W.

Ruth House in Superior has also been providing shelter to about 12 people a night, on average. The address is 632 Grand Avenue, Superior.

The DTA is offering free rides to people who specify they are going to the warming center or Ruth House.

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