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Somerville to Open Overnight Warming Center for Unhoused Persons Friday and Saturday, February 24 and 25, at the Armory

Center to open due to forecasted unusually cold overnight wind chills Friday and Saturday

Weather forecasts are predicting unusually cold wind chills of approximately zero to 7 degrees below zero overnight on Friday and Saturday, February 24 and 25, respectively. To help provide shelter for unhoused community members, the City of Somerville and the Somerville Homeless Coalition will open a joint temporary Overnight Warming Center on Friday and Saturday nights for unsheltered persons experiencing homelessness.  

  • Location: Upper floor of The Armory building at 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville  
  • Hours open:  
    • Friday 7 p.m. to 9 a.m.  
    • Saturday 5 p.m. to 9 a.m.  
  • Walk-ins and pets: Walk-ins are welcome at any time during open hours, and accommodations for guests’ pets are also available.  

Direct outreach to unsheltered persons is being conducted. If you see a person experiencing homelessness outside or sheltering in a car during this cold weather, please call 911 for the quickest assistance by either ambulance, the Fire Department, and/or Police to get persons to shelter or medical care. 

All are urged to stay warm and stay safe. For more information about cold-weather safety and local resources, please visit  

Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City or to attend meetings, should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Adrienne Pomeroy, at 617-625-6600 x2059 or

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