Mass Care

Title County Town Type Body Contact
Health Acadia Hancock Ellsworth Warming Center, Other

Healthy Acadia at 24 Church Street in Ellsworth is open as a warming center serving people from Hancock and Washington counties.  We are open 7 days a week from 4pm to 7am until April 30th.  Our overnight warming center offers a safe, warm space for housing insecure community members in Hancock and Washington counties.  Meals, snacks, and beverages are available.  The primary contact for the warming center is Nicole Sargent nicole.sargent@healthyacadia.org

or Paige Johnston at paige@healthyacadia.org

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us.

First Parish Church Cumberland Portland Emergency Shelter, Warming Center

First Parish Church is open as a Warming Shelter/Center on Wednesday 2/28/2024 7 p.m. to Thursday 2/29/2024 until 7 a.m. and Thursday 2/29/2024 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. Friday March 1, 2024 contact ben@gppsme.org


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.