This article is 4 years old. It was published on December 9, 2018.
Winter Shelter and Outreach Operations in effect Sunday
Increased Outreach and Shelter Beds Available
ST. LOUIS – Winter shelter and outreach operations are in effect for the City of St. Louis on December 9th. If inclement weather persists, winter shelter and operations may be extended.
Exposure to cold can cause frostbite or hypothermia and can become life threatening. A wind chill of -20° F with light winds will cause frostbite in just 30 minutes. Hypothermia is a condition brought on when the body temperature drops to less than 95°F, and it can kill. If you see an individual who is struggling with the cold temperatures, please call 911 to receive immediate medical attention.
Individuals or families who may need shelter should go to Calvary Church located at 2822 Dr Martin Luther King Dr, St. Louis, MO 63108.
For further assistance please call United Way 211 or 911.
St. Louis Winter Outreach workers will patrol for individuals needing shelter to be transported to Calvary Church.
Nonprofit, faith communities, volunteer groups and city departments are working around the clock to ensure that homeless men, women, and children are safe and out of the dangerously cold temperatures. Caring for the most vulnerable takes enormous time and effort, please reach out to the following organizations if you would like to volunteer or to give a financial or in-kind donation - St. Louis Winter Outreach Shelters, St. Louis Winter Outreach Teams, Biddle Housing Opportunities Center/Homefull, St. Patrick Center, Peter & Paul Community Services, Gateway 180 and St. Louis City Continuum of Care. Thank you to all who are working together to ensure that individuals and families experiencing homelessness are safe this winter.