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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 9, 2024            

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City of Milwaukee Health Department Closing for Snow                                   

MILWAUKEE – Given the projected winter weather conditions and accumulating snowfall in Milwaukee, starting at 3:30 p.m., all City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) locations will be closed for the remainder of the day. This early closure and early dismissal of staff include MHD operations at the Zeidler Municipal Building, Keenan Sexual Health Clinic, Southside Health Center, and Northwest Health Center. At this time, all MHD locations will reopen Wednesday for normal operations. MHD will continue to monitor the weather and will adjust, if necessary.
 

As a reminder, individuals in need of public space to stay warm overnight can visit one of the following warming shelters in Milwaukee:

  • Guest House Milwaukee (Men only)

1216 N 13th Street
Walk-ins only, 7-10 p.m. intake, can stay from 7 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

  • MRM/Joy House/Door of Hope (Men, Women, Families)

819 N 18th Street
Call ahead for shelter space: (414) 344-2211

  • St Ben’s (Men and Women)

930 W. State Street
Walk-ins only, 8-10 p.m. intake, can stay from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

  • Repairers of the Breach (Men and Women) 1335 W.

Vilet Street
Walk-ins only, 8-10 p.m. intake, can stay from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

  • Milwaukee County Hillview (Men and Women)

1615 S. 22nd Street
Walk-ins only, 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Individuals needing public space to stay warm during the day can visit 211’s list of locations.

In preparation for inclement weather, Milwaukee residents are encouraged to be prepared, be safe, and stay informed. More information on best practices can be found at milwaukee.gov/coldweathersafety

More information on winter weather safety, including snow removal information from the Milwaukee Department of Public Works, is available at Milwaukee.gov/ColdWeather.

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