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Summer Heat

Inclement Weather Cooling Centers (IWCC) are open across the City at various recreation centers and libraries Monday- Saturday during their normal business hours.*

Please click HERE for a printable list of City of Dallas cooling centers open to the public to get a reprieve from the heat.

For signs of heat related illness and to know when to call emergency services, please click HERE.

*Unless otherwise denotated as open on Sunday, as well.

Local partners are also offering relief from the heat for our unsheltered neighbors, please see details below:

Austin Street Center (ASC) will be providing access to their lobby for air conditioning, hydration and phone charging from 8am – 6pm daily. IWCC is activated for Sunday, August 27, 2023. During IWCC Activation, ASC will be open on Sundays from 12 pm to 8 pm.  Any and all are welcome to use the lobby.

  • Austin Street will be increasing their bed count to ensure the most vulnerable are able to gain access to a shelter bed. They will be waiving the requirement of having an ID.
  • In-kind Donations needed include: Blankets, Towels, feminine products, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush and toothpaste. A full list can be found at
  • All donations can be dropped off at 1717 Jeffries Street, Dallas TX 75229 daily from 9am – 5pm.

The following Salvation Army Dallas locations have Cooling Stations open for those that need to seek refuge from the heat. Snacks and bottled water are available. Additionally, the locations will distribute bottled water and box fans (beginning mid-July) through their food pantries.

  • The Salvation Army Carr P. Collins Social Service Center—5302 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas; open 7 days a week
  • The Salvation Army Pleasant Grove Corps Community Center—8341 Elam Road, Dallas; open M-F 9:00-5:00
  • The Salvation Army Oak Cliff Corps Community Center—1617 W. Jefferson Boulevard, Dallas; open M-F 9:00-5:00
  • Details can also be found here:

Union Gospel Mission Dallas is extending check-in times to 7:00PM daily at Calvert Place Men’s Shelter located at 3211 Irving Blvd. The chapel area has been converted into a pop-up cooling area. The shelter needs bottled water, Gatorade and donations for the purchase of a commercial outdoor misting system. For more information about UGM, please visit

Our Calling is open on Monday through Saturday and will remain open if the heat index reaches 105 degrees. The facility will be open until 5:00 PM or until the heat index drops below 105. The heat index is determined using for zip code 75215. The facility is closed on Sundays and holidays. There is a great need for bottled water. For more information, please visit

Staff from The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center, located at 1818 Corsicana St., are patrolling the immediate area and offering water to individuals. During these engagements, staff is encouraging unsheltered homeless citizens to go to The Bridge’s campus to shower, cool down, and take advantage of all services. For more information at about The Bridge, visit

Cooling Supplies

Though we strongly encourage all unsheltered neighbors to seek shelter during this type of weather, we must acknowledge that there are those who will refuse. In order to offer our unsheltered neighbors, the best chance of survival, our Street Outreach teams will be handing out ice cold water and offering services.

Donation and Volunteer Opportunities

For donation and volunteer opportunities, please email us or click here.