City of St. Louis Winter Outreach and Shelter Operations in Effect

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

January 11, 2018 | 2 min reading time

This article is 4 years old. It was published on January 11, 2018.

ST. LOUIS – Winter shelter and outreach operations will be in effect for the City of St. Louis starting Thursday, January 11th through Tuesday, January 16th.

Freezing temperatures with a mixture of ice and snow are predicted in the forecast. If the inclement weather persists, winter shelter and operations will be extended.

Nonprofits, faith communities, volunteer groups and various departments within the City of St. Louis are coordinating efforts to ensure individuals and families in need of shelter have access.

Exposure to cold can cause frostbite or hypothermia and become life threatening. A wind chill of -20° F with light winds will cause frostbite in just 30 minutes. Hyperthermia is a condition brought on when the body temperature drops to less than 95°F, and it can kill.  If you see an individual who is struggling with the cold temperatures, please call 911 to receive immediate medical attention.  

Individuals or families seeking shelter should contact the following agencies:

  • Call St. Louis Housing Helpline: (314) 802-5444

  • Call United Way: 211

  • Go to Biddle Housing Opportunities Center: (314) 612-1675

1313 N. Tucker St., St. Louis, MO 63101

Nonprofit, faith communities, volunteer groups and city departments are working around the clock to ensure that homeless men, women, and children are safe and out of the dangerously cold temperatures. Caring for the most vulnerable takes enormous time and effort, please reach out to the following organizations if you would like to volunteer or to give a financial or in-kind donation - St. Louis Winter Outreach Shelters, St. Louis Winter Outreach Teams, Biddle Housing Opportunities Center, St. Patrick Center, Peter & Paul Community Services, Gateway 180, St. Louis City Continuum of Care, Transformation Christian Church, Destiny Church, St. Peter AME Church and Apostles Church. Thank you to all who are working together to ensure that individuals and families experiencing homelessness are safe this winter.

Elderly, disabled or low-income City residents seeking utility assistance can visit

  • Contact Information:

  • Department:
    Office of the Mayor
    Department of Human Services
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