Warming Centers Open Due to Extreme Cold

CANTON, Ohio – Due to the extreme cold weather the City of Canton, in participation with The Salvation Army and Refuge of Hope will be offering warming centers for those in need and SARTA will offer transportation and the American Red Cross will provide cots and blankets.

The Edward “Peel” Coleman Community Center, (formerly known as the South East Community Center), located at 1400 Sherrick Rd SE, Canton, OH  44707 (330-489-3350).  Guests must enter through the WEST door.  Masks are required (available on site if needed) and temperatures will be taken.  Cots and blankets will be available.  The Colemen Center will be open as follows:

  • Tuesday, February 16 from 6:00 pm - Wednesday, February 17 at 8:00 am
  • Friday, February 19 from 6:00 pm – Saturday, February 20 at 8:00 am
  • Saturday, February 20 from 6:00 pm – Sunday, February 21 at 8:00 am

Refuge of Hope, located at 405 Third St NE, Canton, OH 44702 (330-453-1785). Guests must enter through door #3.  Masks are required (available on site if needed) and temperatures will be taken.  Hot beverages and food will be available. Refuge of Hopewill be open as follows:

  • Tuesday, February 16 from 9:00 AM –6:00 pm
  • Friday, February 19 from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday, February 20 from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Salvation Army, located at 420 Market Avenue South, Canton, OH 44702 (330-453-0159). Masks are required (available on site if needed) and temperatures will be taken.  Hot beverages and food will be available.  The Salvation Army will be open as follows:

  • Wednesday, February 17 from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday, February 18 from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
  • Friday, February 19 from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
  • Saturday, February 20 from :8:30 am – 5:30 pm

SARTA will provide transportation as follows:

  • Passenger pick up from Cornerstone Transit on Cherry Ave SE and from the Salvation Army to the Colemen Center from 5:45 PM – 6:30 PM on Tuesday, February 16; Friday, February 19 and Saturday, February 20.
  • Passenger pick up from the Coleman Center to Cornerstone Transit on Cherry Ave SE and to the Salvation Army from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM on Wednesday, February 17; Saturday, February 20, and Sunday, February 21.

If transportation is needed when SARTA is not available, please call 330-649-5800 for assistance.