City of Jacksonville


Warming Center Open

COJ Warming Center Open Tonight - Countywide Freeze Warning and Wind Chill Advisory

January 16, 2024
The National Weather Service is forecasting dangerously cold temperatures, with wind chills, or “feels like” temperatures in the 20s. A countywide Freeze Warning and Wind Chill Advisory are in effect tonight through tomorrow morning.
With this incoming cold weather, the Emergency Preparedness Division has activated its Phase 3 Cold Weather Emergency Plan – when temperatures reach 28 degrees or colder – and the City of Jacksonville Warming Center will be open overnight to residents who do not have access to adequate heat.

Tuesday, January 16, 2024
7 P.M. – 9 A.M.
The Legends Center
5130 Soutel Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32208

JTA buses will transport vulnerable individuals to the Legends Center, which will be staffed and have water available onsite. Residents utilizing the warming center should bring the following items:
  • Air mattress, blankets, pillows, or other bedding
  • Snacks and medication
  • Games, toys, and books
  • Hygiene, and comfort items
During normal business hours, all libraries are open and will serve as warming centers across the County. More information can be found at
Our non-profit partners at area shelters are also providing weather shelter services to the homeless population. These shelters include:
  • City Rescue Mission, 234 W. State Street, 32202
  • Mission House, 465 11th Ave. N, Jacksonville Beach, 32250, overnight operations at St. Paul’s by the Sea Episcopal – Parish Hall, 1150 5th Street N, Jacksonville Beach, 32250
  • Sulzbacher Center
    • 611 East Adams St., 32202 – Men
    • 5455 Springfield Blvd. 32208 – Women and Children
  • Trinity Rescue Mission, 622 W. Union Street, 32202