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Summer Energy Crisis Response
by the Community Action Partnership of Riverside County
Cool Centers Do you want to escape the heat?
A Cool Center is where you can go!

Community Action Partnership of Riverside County is coordinating Cool Centers to provide drop-in sites for vulnerable individuals, seniors, the disabled, and others in need of temporary relief from the heat. Cool Centers will open to the public, in affected areas, when the Riverside County Department of Public Health issues a “Heat Warning”. Watch or listen for the “Heat Warning” on your television, radio, and local newspaper.

  • Drink plenty of water. Avoid alcohol and caffeine.
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat, or use an umbrella for shade.
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose clothing.
  • Slow down—rest in the shade or a cool place when possible.
  • Never leave a child, elderly, disabled person, or animal alone in a vehicle..
  • Check on your friends and neighbors who are elderly or have medical conditions or at higher risk for problems when it is very hot
  • If you do not have an air conditioner, use a fan, make sure your windows are open and visit a cool center.
  • Take a cool shower or bath.
  • When it is hotter than 90˚ visit a friend that has air conditioning in their home or someplace cool like a mall, a library or a senior center.
  • Turn on your air conditioner

You are also at risk if you have certain medical conditions, take medication for high blood pressure, have a mental health condition, have been using drugs or alcohol, or have had a previous heat-related illness.

For Cool Center locations, hours and tips on how to protect yourself from heat related illnesses, please call:

  • Summer Energy Crisis Hotline
    1 (888) 636-8676
    TTY (951) 955-5126
    Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Or call 2-1-1 24 hours / day

Moreno Valley's Cool Centers:

Moreno Valley Conference & Recreation Center

14075 Frederick St
@ Alessandro Blvd.
951 - 413-3280
Monday - Thursday:
7:30am to 9:00pm
Moreno Valley Library

25480 Alessandro Blvd.
@ Kitching St.
951 - 413 - 3880
Monday – Thursday: 9:00am to 8:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Moreno Valley Senior

Center 25075 Fir Ave
@ Perris Blvd.
951 - 413-3430
Monday – Thursday:
8:00am - 4:00pm
Towngate Community Center

13100 Arbor Park Ln
@ Eucalyptus Ave.
951 – 413 - 1101
Monday – Thursday:
8:00am - 4:00pm