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Columbia Homeless Outreach Team (CHOT) 

(CHOT) is made up of representatives from the following organizations: Burrell, Phoenix, VA, Rainbow House, Turning Point, and New Horizons. CHOT has representatives at Turning Point (702 Wilkes Blvd, Ste 301) Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 AM – 10 AM. On Fridays, they visit camps, downtown, Flat Branch park and any other known locations. If you are unsheltered and would like someone to check in on you on Fridays, please contact any member of our team. CHOT can assist with food, water, supplies and getting an individual connected with services and housing. 

Harbor House - Salvation Army
602 N. Ann, Columbia, MO 65201
(573)442-1984    Fax: (573)449-3604
Hours: 24 hours, 365 days a year

Services: Emergency shelter, transitional shelter; cold/hot weather cots; daily free community lunch
Fee: Call for information
Eligibility: Homeless; substance abuse free; children under 18 must have accompanying adult;
mentally or physically disabled persons must be able to care for themselves

Rainbow House
1611 Towne Dr. Columbia, MO 65202
(573) 474-6600 ext. 2121  Fax: (573) 474-5992
Hours: Office: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (M-F); Facility: 24 hours daily

Services: Emergency shelter for abused/neglected children; care for children of families in crisis
by private agreement; respite care for children in foster homes; Regional Child Advocacy Center
provides site for team interviews of victims of child maltreatment, child SAFE exams and
advocate services for victims; Sol House transitional living program for ages 16-21; outpatient
counseling for individuals and families affected by child abuse; group counseling; child abuse
resource library
Fee: None for shelter care, sliding fee or no charge for counseling, Medicaid accepted
Eligibility: Shelter serves children (ages 0-18) and families in crisis (self-referral or Children’s
Division referral); Child Advocacy Center is available to law enforcement, DFS, juvenile office,
and prosecuting attorney; counseling is open to any individual or family affected by child abuse.

Room at the Inn

Open only during colder months
Room At The Inn is a winter warming shelter operated as a collaboration between the local congregations of Columbia. We are a dedicated group of volunteers who care deeply for the people in this community, especially those in need. When the cold winter months come, the various partner congregations come together and ensure that the local homeless population has a warm, safe, and comfortable place to stay. The On-Site Managers are responsible for overseeing evening and overnight operations at the host site including supervision of both guests and volunteer staff.

Salvation Army
1108 W. Ash, Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 442-3229   Fax: (573) 449-6185
Hours: 9:00a.m.-4:30p.m. (M-F)

Services: Food pantry; clothing vouchers; disaster assistance; Christmas assistance; casework
services and referrals for transients and resident: youth activities for ages 6-18
Fee: None for most services, program service fee of 10% is asked for Harbor House residents
Eligibility: Must have need

St. Francis House Community
St. Francis House (men): 901 Rangeline; Z. Lois Bryant House (women): 913 Rangeline, Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 875-4913 OR (573) 875-7874
Hours: 8:30a.m. – 6:30p.m. ; Facilities operate 24 hours daily

Services: St. Francis House: temporary shelter for men; Lois Bryant House: temporary shelter
for women and children; no deadline for stay, duration varies according to need; meals available
Fee: None
Eligibility: Anyone who needs shelter

St. Raymond's Society
P.O. Box 1491, Columbia, MO 65205
To refer a client: 573-353-0959

Hours: Referring agency representatives may contact St. Raymond’s Society on behalf of a client at 573-353-0959, Monday - Friday between the hours of 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Services: St. Raymond’s Society House is a transitional home for expectant and newly parenting mothers. Provides resources to mothers in need to become self-reliant and prepare them to give their child the security of a stable home. Offers additional support to pregnant and newly parenting woman who do not need housing but face other challenges, including financial assistance and baby supplies when funds allow.
Fee: Free of charge
Eligibility: Clients must be expectant or newly parenting mothers. Mothers and children five years old or younger may be eligible to live at St. Raymond’s Society House with their children. Residents of SRS House must be 18 years old or older.
Intake Procedures: Referral from another agency and application process.
Required Documentation for Services: St. Raymond’s Society application from referring agency, state ID, background check.
Geographic Area Served: Central Missouri
Population Served: Mother – Clients must be 18 or older to live at SRS House, however no age restrictions on clients living outside of SRS House

True North of Columbia
P.O. Box 1367, Columbia, MO 65205
Office: (573) 875-0503  Shelter: (573) 875-1369   Hotline: (573) 875-1370
Fax: (573) 875-0518 
Open 24 hours daily

True North serves those who are fleeing or would like to flee abusive domestic or sexual violence situations. Victims of domestic violence include those who are being abused either, physically, verbally, emotionally and/or psychologically by an intimate partner. Sexual violence victims include those who have been a victim of rape, sexual assault/harassment, human trafficking or stalking. We have a 24/7 hotline that you can call and an emergency shelter. We also provide orders of protection, case management, crisis intervention, counseling, support groups, domestic violence/sexual assault education, court and hospital advocacy, children’s services and outreach to any victim regardless of whether they are residing in our shelter or not.
Fee: All services of FREE and confidential for victims and their minor children
Eligibility: Must be experiencing domestic or sexual violence and wanting a safe way out of or a safer way to stay in the relationship.

Turning Point
Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church
702 Wilkes Blvd., Columbia, MO 65201
573-449-4363  or 573-214-4007

Monday-Friday, 8am-12pm and Mon, Weds, Fri, 5-6pm
Housed on the third floor of the church building, Turning Point is a daily basic needs provider and referral center for our neighbors living on the streets of Columbia. We offer showers, laundry facilities, sock exchange, internet access, cell phone charging, telephone access, a mailing address, personal storage, and many other things . Pastor Marcus Reynolds, 5th Street Christian Church, serves as the director of the Turning Point ministry.

Welcome Home Inc. (Veterans)
2120 Bus. Loop 70E, Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 443-8001  Resident's phone (573) 449-9041   Fax: (573) 449-5080
Hours: Office: 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. (M-F)- Hours vary depending on the director’s schedule

Services: Food, shelter, case management, Rapid Rehousing, VETS work employment services, transitional housing, crisis intervention and emergency assistance. 
Eligibility: Any homeless veteran may apply
Fee: none

Warming Centers:

Columbia's warming centers include: