City of St. Louis Winter Shelter and Outreach Operations in effect through January 7, 2017

Increased Outreach and Shelter Beds Available

January 3, 2017 | 2 min reading time

This article is 7 years old. It was published on January 3, 2017.

The City of St. Louis is launching winter emergency outreach and shelter in the New Year.  Freezing temperatures are forecasted for tonight (January 3, 2017) through Saturday (January 7, 2017).  Area nonprofits, volunteer groups and various departments withing the City of St. Louis will increase outreach efforts and additional shelter bed space will be made available to accommodate unsheltered homeless men, women, and children.
Individuals or families seeking shelter should please contact the following agencies:

  • St. Louis Housing Helpline:  (314) 802-5444
  • United Way: 211
  • Biddle Housing Opportunities Center:  (314) 612-1675, 1313 N. Tucker Street, St. Louis, MO  63101

Staff and volunteers from Biddle Housing Opportunities Center, St. Patrick Center, Peter & Paul Community Services, Gateway 180, BJC Behavioral, Places for People, St. Louis City Continuum of Care, St. Louis County Continuum of Care, St. Louis Housing Helpline - United Way 211, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, St. Louis Winter Outreach Shelters, St. Louis Winter Outreach Teams, and VA Street Outreach are working together to ensure that individuals and families experiencing homelessness are safe, healthy and out of the dangerous elements this winter. 

For assistance in shelter coordination, please contact Edwin Muhammad at (314) 657-1718 or

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