Glendale Opens 10 Heat Relief Centers

Glendale Opens 10 Heat Relief Centers
Posted on 05/01/2023

Glendale Opens 10 Heat Relief Centers
This marks the 16thconsecutive year of partnership with Heat Relief Network

With temperatures forecasted to hit triple digits soon, the city of Glendale is opening 10 heat relief sites around the city effective May 1.

The 10 heat relief sites are:

  • Foothills Library - 19055 N. 57th Ave., Glendale, 85308

  • Foothills Recreation & Aquatic Center – 5600 W. Union Hills Dr., Glendale, 85308

  • Glendale Adult Center – 5970 W. Brown St., Glendale, 85302

  • Glendale Cemetery – 7844 N. 61st Ave., Glendale, 85301

  • Glendale Community Action Program (CAP) Office – 5850 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale 85301

  • Glendale Municipal Courts building – 5711 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale, 85301

  • Heroes Regional Park Library - 6075 N. 83rd Ave., Glendale, 85303

  • Main Library - 5959 W. Brown St., Glendale, 85302

  • Public Housing Office – 6842 N. 61st Ave., Glendale, 85301

  • Velma Teague Library 0 7010 N. 58th Ave., Glendale, 85301

The city is proud to partner with the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) to support the Heat Relief Network for the 16th consecutive year. 

“The city of Glendale’s motto is to improve the lives of the people we serve every day,” said Glendale Mayor Jerry P. Weiers. “This program assists those who are homeless, homebound or anyone in need of water or a cool place to escape the summer heat. This is another way we live that motto.”

There is also an Emergency Heat Relief Station at the Salvation Army Glendale Corps, located at 6010 W. Northern Avenue. Hydration stations, cooling stations and water donation sites throughout the county can be found on the interactive heat relief map, provided by MAG. Last summer alone, over 13,000 bottles of water were distributed at our Glendale locations. The Heat Relief Network lasts through Saturday, September 30.

“This network brings awareness to the dangers of heat exhaustion and heat stroke that we face here in the Valley of the Sun,” said Community Engagement Program Manager Michelle Yates. “It also encourages us to work together collaboratively to protect our community.”

MAG consists of Valley municipalities, nonprofit organizations, faith-based communities and area businesses that assist those in our vulnerable populations. These include older adults, economically challenged residents, individuals & families who are experiencing homelessness, as well as individuals with disabilities. 

The city of Glendale also offers several additional excessive heat-related programs, which include a Glendale emergency home repair program and utility assistance. Utility assistance is offered through the CAP office for qualifying residents. The emergency home repair program helps low-to-moderate income households in need of repairs such as an AC unit or evaporative cooler repair. The city partners with Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona to offer this program.