BOISE - With temperatures set to soar above 100 degrees this week, the City of Boise is opening a cooling station for homeless families.

The temporary cooling station is located at the city's Pioneer Community Center at 500 South Ash Street.

The center was set to open Monday from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., and will be open daily during the forecasted heat wave, which is expected to bring temperatures of over 100 degrees through the weekend.

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Operated by the Boise Department of Parks and Recreation, the Pioneer Community Center houses seven computers, books and games, art supplies, foosball and air hockey tables, television and a large collection of toys.

The cooling center is open weekday afternoons to allow families to get out of the heat.