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Inclement Weather Resources

Warming Centers Closed for 2020-2021 Cold Weather Season

In response to community needs brought on by the continuing pandemic, the City of Tacoma, Metro Parks and community service providers activated temporary warming centers this winter during inclement weather season. These partnerships resulted in the availability of 195 additional shelter spaces during cold weather periods October through April. 

The Warming Centers were established under the City’s broad authority to enact programs and regulations related to public health, safety and welfare. During the COVID 19 pandemic, in addition to the City previously declaring a state of emergency related to homelessness, the City has the ability to quickly adapt policy and allocate funding to provide shelter and resources to people living in encampments in Tacoma and to mitigate community health and safety risks related to COVID-19. 


If you are currently seeking shelter, view available options here.

Contact Us 

To connect with staff regarding the Warming Center program, please email us or call  (253) 591-5000.