City Opens Emergency Cooling Center (Wednesday, August 23, 2023)

An emergency cooling center will open Wednesday, August 23, 2023, 10 a.m. at the Hospitality Hub, 590 Washington Ave., Memphis, TN 38105 and run until 9:00 p.m. this evening. 


An emergency cooling center is a temporary facility for those in need of a place for respite from the hot weather. The cooling center has limited services and is not intended to replace the services provided by a shelter. Openings are available at local shelters for anyone who is in need of food assistance or overnight sleeping accommodations.


Those seeking overnight accommodations are encouraged to seek assistance from our partners at the Union Mission located at 383 Poplar Avenue

901-526-8403 or The Salvation Army located at 696 Jackson Avenue901-529-4545


Beginning at 9:30 a.m. persons needing a ride to the cooling center via MATA may contact the Hospitality Hub at (901) 297-1680to schedule pickup.

Call 311 for a service request

Call 211 for community services


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