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Posted on: January 30, 2023

Moss Rose Community Center to open as warming center today through Friday

Warming Center opening

City partners with group to provide relief from cold

KILLEEN, Texas (Jan. 30, 2023) – The City of Killeen has partnered with the Killeen Housing Authority and other community partners to provide an increased services warming center for those in need from noon today, Monday, Jan. 30, through the morning of Friday, Feb. 3.


The Moss Rose Community Center (1103 E Ave. E) will open at noon today to serve lunch and will stay open continuously to provide shelter to those in need until 9 a.m. on Thursday. It will open again at 6 p.m. on Thursday and close Friday at 9 a.m. If no one is utilizing the service at 11:30 p.m., then the warming center will close each night.


While a meal will be provided, the center still does not offer full sheltering services. City warming centers are set up to offer temporary relief from the cold and do not offer full sheltering services, as no beds or showers are provided. 


Here are the dates and times again:





Monday, January 30th

12 p.m.

Stays open

Tuesday, January 31st


Stays open

Wednesday, February 1st


9 a.m. on Thursday

Thursday, February 2nd

6 p.m.

9 a.m. on Friday

Friday, February 3rd

6 p.m.

9 a.m. on Saturday


The city of Killeen policy is to open a warming center if the forecasted temperature or wind chill factor is forecasted to fall to or below 32 degrees. The current National Weather Service forecast has the wind chill factor at or below 32 degrees through Thursday morning. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the area starting at noon today. Killeen will have a low amount of impact, but some icing may occur (.25 - .50 inch) and WS Young Bridge and other bridges may close during this time. There is a potential for rain, freezing rain and sleet.


To provide a safe environment for community members who use this service, all donations must follow these guidelines:


  • Call ahead to (254) 327-1164 (ext. 13) to see what is needed
  • Food is required to be in original packaging, not past posted expiration date and not require heating
  • Blankets must be brand new, odor free and in original packaging


Unfortunately, the Moss Rose Center can NOT accept the following:


  • New or used (including gently-used) toys, clothing, stuffed animals, bedding, or candy
  • Gift-wrapped items
  • New or used medical supplies or equipment


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