Cooling Centers Available Across the City for Extreme Heat

By: City of Valparaiso Last Updated: June 25, 2013

FanThe following Cooling Centers are available when the heat index exceeds 100 degrees for consecutive days.

  • Valparaiso University (219) 464-5000 Harre Union, 1509 Chapel Drive., open Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Christohper Center Library, 1410 Chapel Dr., open Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Valparaiso YMCA, (219) 462-4185 1202 Cumberland Crossing, open Mon – Fri 5 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sat 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sun 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Porter County Public Library, Valparaiso Branch (219) 462-0524 103 Jefferson St., open Mon – Thurs 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Fri 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Vale Park Enrichment Center at Banta (219) 462-1301 605 Beech St., open Mon – Fri 8:30 – 4 p.m.
  • St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church (219) 464-4042 1511 LaPorte Ave., open every day 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

 

In addition, the Valparaiso Police Department offers a special program for individuals who may need special help during weather emergencies, including times when the heat index exceeds 100 degrees for consecutive days. The Contact Assistance Referral (CARE) Program means the VPD wil check on residents during harsh weather. To register yourself or a loved one for CARE, contact Sergeant Michael Grennes at mgrennes@valpopd.com or (219)462-2135.