Tempe community centers open for respite from winter weather

December 28, 2022

As temperatures continue to dip, the city of Tempe encourages those in need to visit community centers during business hours for respite from the cold and rain.

Residents and those experiencing homelessness can visit seven facilities citywide, including multi-generational centers, senior centers and the Tempe Public Library. These facilities are always open to visitors but can play a particularly important role during the winter and summer providing relief from the cold and heat, according to a news release from the city.

The city also operates the 24/7 CARE & HOPE Line to assist anyone in crisis or experiencing homelessness. Specialists are available to connect individuals to city and community resources by calling 480-350-8004.

The 2-1-1 Arizona Information and Referral Services program can connect anyone in need with resources such as shelter and housing options, utility assistance, food help, healthcare and more. Dial 211 to get help 24/7.

Residents who are able to give help can find a list of nonprofits serving Tempe at tempe.gov/nonprofits. The city’s HOPE homeless outreach team is also seeking donations of winter coats and jackets. Email HOPE@tempe.gov to make arrangements for donations.

City respite locations

Anyone can visit the following facilities. Please note that these locations will be closed for the Christmas holiday Dec. 24-26 and New Year’s holiday Dec. 31-Jan. 2, 2023.

Cahill Senior Center, 715 W. 5th St.

8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Escalante Community Center, 2150 E. Orange St.

8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday – Thursday

8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Friday

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday

1 p.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday

Kiwanis Recreation Center, 6111 S. All America Way

7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday

7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday

8 a.m. – 6 p.m. on weekends

North Tempe Multi-Generational Center, 1555 N. Bridalwreath St.

8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday-Friday

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday

Pyle Adult Recreation Center, 655 E. Southern Ave.

8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday

Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Road

9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday-Wednesday

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday

Noon – 5 p.m. Sunday

Westside Multi-Generation Center, 715 W. 5th St.

8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday-Friday

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday

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