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Cooling Center

During the summer months, Siena Francis House will serve as a “Cooling Center”, which will provide a cool place for those with no housing. Water, sunscreen and lip balm will be available to those that check in to the Cooling Center. A member of the case management team will be onsite to inform individuals about the availability of shelter beds and develop an emergency safety plan to provide accommodations during emergency situations such as extreme weather.

Anytime extreme temperatures are forecasted during the summer months, Siena Fracis House Cooling Center will be open from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm. Anyone seeking shelter from extreme heat is welcome.


Location:                    1401 N. 18th St. Omaha, NE 68102 – Siena Fracis House Services Center

Time:                          11:00 am – 4:00 pm (on days open, according to forecast)

Phone:                        402-341-1821 and press 0 for the operator to reach the cooling center staff during cooling center operational hours.

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 additional information regarding the 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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