Places to turn to when the heat is extreme.
The Phoenix Heat Relief Network provides hydration, respite and wellness checks during the summer months. During this time, temperatures consistently rise above 100°F during the day. The National Weather Services issues extreme heat advisories during the hottest of these days or when nighttime temperatures remain excessively high. The Phoenix Heat Relief Network adds additional community resources to the ongoing efforts of agencies assisting people who are homeless, elderly or disabled when they are most needed. The network forms each May and operates through September.
- A bottle of water
- A place to find refuge and cool off for a while
- Lightweight clothes and hats to wear, sunscreen
The Heat Relief Network provides:
- Water donation points (Map and Directory)
- Hydration Station and Heat Refuge Locations (Map and Directory)
- Wellness checks for elderly or disabled individuals by faith and community organizations
- A fact sheet on how heat can affect your health and safety
Visit the Homeless Services page for related services and programs.
Help the Phoenix Heat Relief Network!
Individuals, businesses, churches or organizations can help by collecting donations of bottled water for those that are on the street during the hot summer months.
Tax-deductible bottled water donations may be delivered to any of the city's three Family Services Centers:
Travis L. Williams
4732 S. Central Ave.
John F. Long
3454 N. 51st Ave.
914 W. Hatcher Road
The centers are open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Please call 602-534-5463 to arrange a large donations or to volunteer your site as a hydration station or heat refuge. Acknowledgement of any donation is available.