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During the summer months, Siena Francis House will serve as a “Cooling Center”, which provides a cool respite for those with no housing. Water, sun screen, lip balm and lunch is also available to those who check in to the Cooling Center.

The Siena Francis House’s Cooling Center will be open from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm on any day when a heat advisory is issued and/or the heat index is projected to be at or above 100 degrees in the Omaha metro area.

Location: 1401 N. 18th St. Omaha, NE 68102 – our “Services Center”

Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm (on days when the Cooling Center is operational, dependent on weather forecast)

Phone: To reach the Cooling Center staff, during operational hours, call 402-341-1821 and press 0 for the operator.

Eligibility: Persons experiencing a housing crisis and not checked into any emergency shelter or other housing program

Food: Lunch will be provided between 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Transportation: Siena Francis House’s Cooling Center is located two blocks from two Metro Area Transit’s bus stops. Limited transportation may be available for individuals with transportation barriers.

For addition Siena Francis House’s Cooling Center, including operational status and transportation, please call 402-341-1821 and select 0 for the operator.


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