Winter Outreach And Emergency Shelters Process

St. Louis City Winter Outreach And Emergency Shelters Activation Process and List of Outreach Organizations


Winter outreach and shelter operations go into effect for the City of St. Louis when:

  • nightly temperatures are forecasted to fall below 20 degrees, or
  • temperature is predicted to be 25 degrees with precipitation (sleet, snow)

Outreach Alerts

Outreach Team

Forecasts of freezing temperatures for the St. Louis metropolitan area is a main concern for the City of St. Louis, winter outreach and shelter operations.

Through partnerships with nonprofit agencies, volunteer groups and various departments within the City, winter operations efforts include increased outreach activities and additional shelter bed availability to accommodate unsheltered homeless men, women, and children.  Organizations who participate in outreach:


Help for Individuals and Families

Individuals or families seeking shelter should please contact the following agencies:

  • Call St. Louis Housing Helpline: (314) 802-5444
  • Call United Way: 211
  • If an Emergency Call 911

Previous Winter Outreach Alerts

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