Dayton warming centers to stay open until Friday, shelters prepare

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –  The cold weather blew through the Miami Valley this morning and now some places in Dayton will be used as warming centers.

Anyone who needs a place to warm up for a few hours can visit three recreation centers in the Dayton area.

The city said The Greater Dayton Recreation Center, Northwest Recreation Center and Lohrey Recreation Center would be open until December 30 but now say the centers will stay open until Friday, January 5.

One of the largest shelters in Montgomery County, St. Vincent de Paul took in an average of 375 clients a night during the New Year holiday weekend. Director of Development Kristina Heaton says that’s down compared to the numbers they saw around Christmas.

“We saw around 430 a night during Christmas. We expect that number to steadily grow now that the holidays are over,” said Heaton.

To see a list of what the shelter is in need of the most when it comes to donations, click here.

Below is a list of the warming centers and their hours of operation in Dayton:

Greater Dayton Recreation Center, 2021 West Third St.

Hours: Monday to Friday 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Northwest Recreation Center, 1600 Princeton Ave.

Hours: Monday to Friday 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Lohrey Recreation Center, 2366 Glenarm Ave.

Hours: Monday to Friday 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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