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Warming shelters open in Elkhart County

Annacaroline Caruso/WVPE

Wind chill values are expected to be as low as -10 degrees through most of Wednesday. In response, several warming shelters have opened throughout Elkhart County to combat the cold.


Elkhart Central Fire Station (500 E. St.)

  • 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Guidance Ministries (216 N. 2nd St.)

  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday 

Faith Mission (801 Benham Ave.)

  • Overnight shelter opens at 6 p.m.


Goshen Public Library (601 S. 5th St.)

  • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Wednesday is an e-learning day for all Elkhart Community Schools students due to the weather. All ECS buildings are closed for the day.

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Gemma DiCarlo came to Indiana by way of Athens, Georgia. She graduated from the University of Georgia in 2020 with a degree in Journalism and certificates in New Media and Sustainability. She has radio experience from her time as associate producer of Athens News Matters, the flagship public affairs program at WUGA-FM.