City leaders ask the publics help to keep people safe during extreme temperatures

With freezing temperatures expected Mayor asks that citizens check on their neighbors, elderly, or the sick.

January 1, 2018 | 2 min reading time

With temperatures expected to remain below freezing over the next several days, Mayor Lyda Krewson asks that citizens check on their neighbors, particularly the elderly, the sick, and people who live alone.

City leaders are also asking people to watch for any homeless persons in need of shelter. If you see someone needing shelter, please call 211, 911, or (314) 802-5444.

People seeking shelter can also go to the Biddle Housing Opportunities Center at 1212 N. 13th Street, just north of downtown. No one will be turned away.

The City’s Human Services Department, Health Department, Police Department, and Fire Department are working with private organizations, including St. Louis Winter Outreach and St. Patrick Center to make sure everyone gets inside in these extremely cold conditions.

“It is dangerously cold outside,” Krewson said. “It’s important that people look out for anyone in need of shelter. The City and its private partners have enough beds to accommodate anyone. If you see someone in need, please call 211, 911, or (314) 802-5444. This is vitall`y important.”

Human Services Director Irene Agustin said emergency personnel and private organizations are transporting anyone in danger of sleeping outside to a shelter, no questions asked.

“We are working around the clock to make sure everyone is safe, but we need help. If you see someone who needs help, please call emergency responders,” Agustin said.

  • Contact Information:
    Irene Agustin
    Director of Human Services
    Office Phone: (314) 657-1702
  • Department:
    Office of the Mayor
    Department of Human Services
  • Topic:
    Homelessness

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