With the Treasure Valley entering a second straight day of triple-digit heat and much of the summer still to come, the city of Boise announced Tuesday it would open a temporary cooling station for homeless families with children at the Pioneer Neighborhood Community Center, 500 S. Ash Street.
The center will be open through Thursday from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., though city officials said operations could extend beyond Thursday, depending on the weather forecast.
News of the cooling station's availability is being shared through several of the community's homeless service providers, such as Interfaith Sanctuary, Corpus Christi House and the City Light Home for Women and Children.
Meanwhile, operators of the Pioneer Community Center said donations of diapers, baby wipes, socks or cash for baby supplies and youth activities are welcome. The contact at the center is Paul Schoenfelder, recreation coordinator at pschoenfelder@cityofboise.