Mass Care

County Town Location/Type Address Status Notes
Cumberland Cape Elizabeth Thomas Memorial Library
Cooling Center
6 Dyer Road OPEN M,W,F,Sa - 10am-5pm Tu,Th - 10am-7pm
Cumberland Cumberland Cumberland Central Fire Station
Cooling Center
366 Tuttle Rd, Cumberland, ME OPEN Open until temperatures lower For more information call: 829-5421
Cumberland Falmouth Family Ice Center
Cooling Center
20 Hat Trick Dr OPEN Mon-Fri 4am - 12am
Cumberland Falmouth Falmouth Memorial Library
Cooling Center
5 Lunt Rd OPEN M-Sat 9:30am - 5pm Masks required.
Cumberland Freeport Community Library Community Room
Cooling Center
10 Library Drive OPEN 11am - 6pm
Cumberland Harpswell Harpswell Town Office
Cooling Center
263 Mountain Rd OPEN 8:30 AM through 4:30 PM Mask use may be required depending on the number of people. FMI: 207-833-5771
Cumberland Naples Naples Town Office
Cooling Center
15 Village Green Lane OPEN Monday 8 AM - 12 PM Tues-Fri 8 AM - 3:30 PM
Cumberland Scarborough Scarborough Public Library
Cooling Center
48 Gorham Rd OPEN M 9-5, Tu-Th 9-7, Fri 9-5, Sat 9-1 FMI: 207-883-4723
Cumberland South Portland South Portland Main Library
Cooling Center
482 Broadway Street OPEN Thursday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Fri 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sat 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Cumberland South Portland South Portland City Hall
Cooling Center
25 Cottage Road OPEN Council Chambers 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Monday

A Warming Center is a facility that has been opened for short term operations due to a specific emergency or event. They are normally opened when temperatures or a combination of precipitation, wind chill, wind and temperatures have or may become dangerous. Their paramount purpose is the prevention of death and injury related to exposure to the elements. Warming centers can help stranded motorists, or residents that have lost critical services. Some warming centers may provide limited food, showers, charging stations and places to rest.

Cooling Center is a facility that has been opened for short term operations due to a specific emergency or event. They are normally opened when hot temperatures may become dangerous. 

A General Population shelter (aka Emergency shelter) is a place for people to live temporarily when they cannot live in their current residence. The main difference between a warming center and emergency shelter is that an emergency shelter typically specializes in people fleeing a specific type of situation, such as natural or man-made disasters. Another difference from a warming center is that people staying in emergency shelters are provided places to sleep and/or eat for an extended period. If the shelter is run by the Red Cross facilities are ADA compliant and non-acute medical care and disaster mental health services are available.