Salvation Army opens warming shelters across the state

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Governor Scott Walker has declared a State of Emergency across Wisconsin because of a propane shortage in the state and the frigid temperatures.  The Governor’s Office reports that about 250,000 Wisconsinites rely on propane as a source for heat.

To get help:

  • Call the non-emergency number of your local sheriffs’ department if you need the location of a local warming shelter or other local resources
  • Check on friends, neighbors and loved ones.
  • Conserve energy by following these simple steps:
  • Follow these steps for winterizing your home:
  • Remember to winterize vacant properties as well.  A list of winterization tips is available here:
  • Call toll free 1-866-HEATWIS (432-8947) for information about where you can purchase propane in your area, or to apply for assistance towards your propane heating bill.  You can also visit about where to apply for heating assistance.
  • If you go to a local warming shelter, turn off the water in your home and drain your pipes to ensure the pipes do not freeze.  If you are hesitant to use a shelter because you are afraid to leave a pet behind, please call your local warming shelter/human services agency as many warming shelters also offer pet shelter.
  • To donate to the Keep Wisconsin Warm Fund to help those impacted by the crisis.  You can donate online at or by calling KWWF at 608-333-0809

The following is a list of Salvation Army locations across Wisconsin and Upper Michigan that will open their doors as Warming Centers as frigid temperatures take over the area.

Fond du Lac, WI

(920) 923-8220
Call ahead for hours and location

Green Bay, WI

(920) 497-7053
Call ahead for hours and location

Hancock, MI

(906) 482-3420
Call ahead for hours and location

Janesville, WI

Janesville Corps
514 Sutherland Ave
Janesville, WI 53545
(608) 757-8300
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

La Crosse, WI

(608) 782-6126
8:30 am-4:30 pm

Madison, WI

Madison Corps
630 West Washington
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 256-2321
Day Time

Manitowoc, WI

(920) 684-7117
Open 8:30 am-5 pm

Marinette, WI

Marinette Corps
80 W Russell St
Marinette, WI 54143
(715) 735-7448
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Milwaukee, WI

Emergency Lodge
At this time our Emergency Lodge is referring all family and single female inquiries to 211. Single males who contact our Emergency Lodge will be referred to other warming centers in the area.

Milwaukee Citadel

4129 W. Villard Avenue

Milwaukee, WI  53209


9:00 am-4:00 pm Monday-Friday

Oak Creek, WI

Oak Creek Corps
8853 S Howell Ave
Oak Creek, WI 53154
(414) 762-3993
9:00 am – 4:00 pm weekdays
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Sundays

Oshkosh, WI

Oshkosh Corps
417 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 232-7660
9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Polk County, WI

Serenity Home and House of Blessings
200 Polk County Plaza
Balsam Lake, WI 54810
(715) 485-1221

Sheboygan, WI

Sheboygan Corps
710 Pennsylvania Ave
Sheboygan, WI 53081
(920) 458-3723
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

St. Croix County, WI

Grace Place Shelter
203 Church Hill Road
Somerset, WI 54025
(715) 247-2944

Stevens Point, WI

Hope Center
1600 Briggs Street
Stevens Point, WI 54481
(715) 341-2437

Waukesha, WI

Waukesha Corps
445 Madison Street
Waukesha, WI 53188
(262) 547-7367
Call ahead for hours


Wausau Corps
202 Callon St
Wausau, WI 54401
(715) 845-4272
8:00 am – 4:00 pm weekdays
Lunch served 11:30 am – 12:15 pm Monday – Saturday

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