Warming Centers Open in Columbia

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COLUMBIA - As the weather gets colder, Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services reminds residents in Columbia there are places to go to warm-up.

There are nine warming centers in the Columbia area and six over-night shelters available for use. Both provide use of facilities, water fountains, and protection from winter weather. 

The nine warming centers include:

  • ARC (Activity and Recreation Center) at 1707 West Ash Street
  • Armory Sports and Community Center at 701 East Ash Street
  • Boone County Government Center at 801 East Walnut Street
  • Columbia/Boone Cty Dept of Public Health & Human Services at 1005 West Worley Street
  • Columbia Public Library at 100 West Broadway
  • Missouri United Methodist Church at 204 South 9th Street
  • Salvation Army at 1108 West Ash Street
  • Salvation Army Harbor House at 602 North Ann Street
  • St. Francis House at 901 Rangeline Street

The six shelters include:

  • New Life Evangelistic Center (for men) at 901 Wilkes Boulevard
  • Rainbow House (for children/youth) at 1611 Towne Drive
  • Salvation Army Harbor House at 602 North Ann Street
  • St. Francis House (for men) at 901 Rangeline Street
  • True North (for victims of domestic violence)
  • Welcome Home (for veterens) at 1206 Rangeline Street

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