Heat Emergencies

Cooling Centers

Extreme heat can pose major health risks, especially to the elderly.

When the temperature rises, stay hydrated and cool at PHA's Cooling Centers.


  • Abbottsford Community Center
  • Fairhill Apart. Community Center
  • Germantown House
  • Gladys B. Jacobs Community Center
  • Greater Grays Ferry Senior Center
  • Harrison Plaza Community Center
  • Holmecrest Community Center
  • John F. Street Community Center
  • Johnson Homes Community Center
  • Katie B. Jackson Community Center
  • Mt. Olivet Community Center
  • Nellie Reynolds Gardens
  • Norris Apart. Community Center
  • Wilson Park Community Center
Cooling Centers are open to residents and community members Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. when the City of Philadelphia declares an Excessive Heat Warning.

Other Locations
You can also visit the City of Philadelphia's Cooling Centers. An interactive map is available on the Office of Emergency Management's website. A text listing of the City's Cooling Centers is also online.

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How to Avoid Heat Stress
It's important for everyone--especially seniors--to have good weather sense. These tips to avoid heat stress will help.