Warming Centers and Shelters Open in Columbia

6 years 7 months 1 week ago Thursday, January 02 2014 Jan 2, 2014 Thursday, January 02, 2014 3:24:00 PM CST January 02, 2014 in News
By: Nichole Cartmell, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - Temperatures in Columbia are expected to remain below freezing Thursday evening. For those in need, the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services is offering several locations to escape the extreme cold.

The health departments says the following shelters are available during normal business hours for public use. Each center has lobbies, restrooms and drinking fountains.

  • 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

The following shelters are also open. These locations may or may not include meals.

  • 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 health department also suggests anyone outside dress warm and stay dry, avoid ice covered walkways and  limit outdoor time for children. 

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