January 12, 2024 Updates: Code Blue, Temporary Warming Center, Phoneline Closures & More


Starting Saturday, January 13th starting at 2 AM, a city-wide Code Blue will be remain in effect until further notice.

Under a Code Blue alert, any household that presents at a shelter outside of CAM business hours (M-F, 8 AM – 6 PM) is allowed to stay at the shelter for that night, as long as space permits. If a shelter does not have space during severe weather, the agency must either:

  • Let the household remain at the shelter, utilizing an air mattress, extra cots. etc., or another arrangement for overnight accommodations; or
  • Secure another shelter bed or destination and arrange for transportation to that shelter.

More details are available here.

Saturday, January 13th at 8 AM, a temporary Warming Center will be opened at the Joseph Walker Williams Recreation Center, 8431 Rosa Parks Blvd, Detroit, MI 48206.

Individuals and household members that are in need of somewhere safe to stay can present to this location, as this facility will serve single adults (both male and female) and families. This facility will be operable 24/7 and will be open until further notice.

The full list of warming and respite centers is available here.

  • January 15, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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