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Posted on: August 20, 2023

City of Peoria Cooling Centers

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With temperatures expected to climb into extreme temperatures for much of the week, please remember that City buildings are available as cooling centers.  Please remember you can always reach out to the Heart of Illinois 2-1-1 for assistance in a variety of areas. Heart of Illinois 211 Helpline:  Call 2-1-1 or 309-999-4029 or visit     

  • The lobby of the Police Department, 600 SW Adams Street, is open from 9:00 am-5:00 pm.   
  • City of Peoria Fire Stations are also available from 7:00 am until 10:00 p.m.Peoria Fire Department Webpage   Please note that in the event of a Fire-related emergency, visitors to the station will be asked to step out while staff is on a call.  A list of the station locations may be found on the

Additional locations include: 

*The Dream Center (714 Hamilton Blvd, Peoria) serves as a 24/7 cooling center for its eligible populations (the only population the Dream Center does not focus on is single men who do not currently have a child or a significant other with them, or are not otherwise part of a family unit).
 *The Peoria Rescue Mission (601 SW Adams St) can be used as a cooling center 24/7 for single men, as well as during the day for anyone.
 *The Esther House (6847 N. Allen Road, Peoria) can be used as a 24/7 cooling center for single women.
 *Advanced Medical Transport (1718 N. Sterling, Peoria) is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 *East Peoria Civic Plaza, 401 W Washington Street in East Peoria, is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5   p.m.
 *EastSide Centre at 1 EastSide Drive in East Peoria, is open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 *The Salvation Army Pekin Rust Transitional Shelter at 235 Derby St, Pekin is a 24/7 cooling center for anyone.
 *The Pekin Outreach Center, a day center for people experiencing homelessness, at 515 Elizabeth St in Pekin is open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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