Warming Centers open in Columbia in response to cold

3 years 10 months 1 week ago Thursday, November 13 2014 Nov 13, 2014 Thursday, November 13, 2014 2:36:00 PM CST November 13, 2014 in News
By: Lowell Thomas, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - Warming Centers are opening in Columbia as the temperature continues to fall.

The Warming Centers are designated buildings used to protect people from the extreme cold. The centers are available to the general public during the buildings' normal business hours.

The list of Warming Centers includes:

ARC (Activity and Recreation Center) at 1707 West Ash Street - 573.874.7700

Armory Sports and Community Center at 701 East Ash Street - 573.874.7466

Boone County Government Center at 801 East Walnut - 573.886.4305

Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health & Human Services at 1005 West Worley - 573.874.7488

Columbia Public Library at 100 West Broadway - 573.443.3161

Salvation Army at 1108 West Ash Street - 573.442.3229

Salvation Army Harbor House at 602 North Ann - 573.442.1984

St. Francis House at 901 Rangeline - 573.875.4913

Official shelters provide sleeping accommodations. These locations may or may not include meals.

Columbia's official shelters include:

New Life Evangelistic Center (for men) at 901 Wilkes Blvd - 573.875.0603

Rainbow House (for children/youth) at 1611 Towne Dr. - 573.474.3558

Salvation Army Harbor House at 602 North Ann - 573.442.1984

St. Francis House (for men) at 901 Rangeline - 573.875.4913

True North (for victims of domestic violence) - 573.875.1369

Welcome Home (for veterans) at 1206 Rangeline - 573.443.8001

The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Service coordinates the network of buildings used for shelter and warming centers. 

 

 

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