- Associated Press - Friday, January 8, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - The city of Detroit is opening warming centers to offer residents a break from the cold winter weather.

The city announced Friday that it has opened three locations in conjunction with nonprofits serving the homeless that will be open through March 31. Detroit is contracting with Cass Community Social Services and Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries.

The three facilities combined are expected to accommodate between 175-200 people at a time. If the forecast calls for temperatures of 10 degrees or colder, services will be extended to include daytime hours. There’s an intake process for admission.

In addition, the city says that recreation centers will serve as respite centers to allow people to warm up during the day.

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