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Emergency Shelter

Harbor House - Salvation Army
602 N. Ann, Columbia, MO 65201
(573)442-1984    Fax: (573)449-3604
Hours: 24 hours, 365 days a year

Services: Emergency shelter, transitional shelter; cold/hot weather cots; daily community lunch
Fee: Call for information
Eligibility: Homeless; substance abuse free; children under 18 must have accompanying adult;
mentally or physically disabled persons must be able to care for themselves

Lois Bryant House (women and children)  (St Francis House Community)
Z. Lois Bryant House 913 Rangeline, Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 875-4913 OR (573) 875-7874
Hours: 8:30a.m. – 6:30p.m. ; Facilities operate 24 hours daily

Temporary shelter for women and children; no deadline for stay, duration varies according to need; meals available
Fee: None
Eligibility: Anyone who needs shelter

New Life Evangelistic Center
901 Wilkes Boulevard, Columbia, MO 65201
(573)875-0603   Fax: (573)875-0603

Hours: Shelter: 6:45p.m.-8:00a.m.; Free Store (clothing): 12-4:00 (M-Sat)
Services: Temporary emergency shelter for men; clothing; referrals, food pantry
Fee: None
Eligibility: Police check for shelter and photo ID

Rainbow House
1611 Towne Dr. Columbia, MO 65202
(573) 474-3558 OR (573) 474-6600  Fax: (573) 474-5992
Hours: Office: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (M-F); Facility: 24 hours daily

Services: Emergency shelter for abused/neglected children; care for children of families in crisis
by private agreement; respite care for children in foster homes; Regional Child Advocacy Center
provides site for team interviews of victims of child maltreatment, child SAFE exams and
advocate services for victims; Sol House transitional living program for ages 16-21; outpatient
counseling for individuals and families affected by child abuse; group counseling; child abuse
resource library
Fee: None for shelter care, sliding fee or no charge for counseling, Medicaid accepted
Eligibility: Shelter serves children (ages 0-18) and families in crisis (self-referral or Children’s
Division referral); Child Advocacy Center is available to law enforcement, DFS, juvenile office,
and prosecuting attorney; counseling is open to any individual or family affected by child abuse.

Room at the Inn
573-355-7151 or 573-0823
Hours: 6pm to 7am

Open only during colder months
Room At The Inn is a winter warming shelter operated as a collaboration between the local congregations of Columbia. We are a dedicated group of volunteers who care deeply for the people in this community, especially those in need. When the cold winter months come, the various partner congregations come together and ensure that the local homeless population has a warm, safe, and comfortable place to stay. The On-Site Managers are responsible for overseeing evening and overnight operations at the host site including supervision of both guests and volunteer staff.
Contact a manager at (573) 823-0271, 6pm-7am throughout the shelter season, to check bed availability.

Salvation Army
1108 W. Ash, Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 442-3229   Fax: (573) 449-6185
Hours: 9:00a.m.-4:30p.m. (M-F)

Services: Food pantry; clothing vouchers; disaster assistance; Christmas assistance; casework
services and referrals for transients and resident: youth activities for ages 6-18
Fee: None for most services, program service fee of 10% is asked for Harbor House residents
Eligibility: Must have need

St. Francis House Community
St. Francis House (men): 901 Rangeline; Z. Lois Bryant House (women): 913 Rangeline, Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 875-4913 OR (573) 875-7874
Hours: 8:30a.m. – 6:30p.m. ; Facilities operate 24 hours daily

Services: St. Francis House: temporary shelter for men; Lois Bryant House: temporary shelter
for women and children; no deadline for stay, duration varies according to need; meals available
Fee: None
Eligibility: Anyone who needs shelter

St. Raymond's Society
P.O. Box 105554, Jefferson City, MO 65110
(573) 893-2067

The most intensive service offered for women and children through St. Raymond's Society is The House, a transitional home for pregnant and parenting women. Residents have the opportunity to make sustainable plans by saving money on living expenses and focusing on the seven areas of self-sufficiency. With an average stay of 4 months, this home-like setting allows mothers to focus on their families' future and make lasting, positive changes. Currently, we have Houses in Jefferson City, Columbia and Rolla, MO.

True North of Columbia
P.O. Box 1367, Columbia, MO 65205
Office: (573) 875-0503  Shelter: (573) 875-1369   Hotline: (573) 875-1370
Fax: (573) 875-0518 
Open 24 hours daily

Services: Emergency and transitional shelter; 24 hour crisis hotline; crisis intervention;
counseling; support groups; domestic violence/sexual assault education; personal, court and
hospital advocacy; case management; children services to domestic violence or sexual assault
Fee: Free of charge to victims of domestic and/or sexual violence and their minor children
Eligibility: Shelter: priority to women in immediate danger, Counseling: first-come/first-served

Turning Point
Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church
702 Wilkes Blvd., Columbia, MO 65201
573-449-4363  or 573-214-4007

Monday-Friday, 8am-12pm and Mon, Weds, Fri, 5-6pm
Housed on the third floor of the church building, Turning Point is a daily basic needs provider and referral center for our neighbors living on the streets of Columbia. We offer showers, laundry facilities, a mailing address, personal storage, and many other things . Pastor Marcus Reynolds, 5th Street Christian Church, serves as the director of the Turning Point ministry.

Welcome Home Inc. (Veterans)
1206 Rangeline, Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 443-8001 OR (573) 449-9041   Fax: (573) 449-5080
Hours: Office: 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. (M-F)- Hours vary depending on the director’s schedule

Services: Food, shelter, casework, employment preparedness training, and positive peer environment for veterans
Eligibility: Any homeless veteran may apply

Warming Centers:

Columbia's warming centers include: