St. Louis County warming shelters provide safety in bitter winter

St. Louis County officials remind those in need that the county’s warming shelters are open to anyone who needs access to a warm place to stay during the bitter cold winter months.

St. Vincent Community Center at 7335 St. Charles Rock Road in North County is open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and the Affton White-Rodgers Community Center at 9801 Mackenzie Rd. in South County is open from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

In addition, St. Louis County and the Salvation Army have partnered together to provide a 24-hour warming shelter services this winter.

Their shelter on Page Ave. near Overland is open 24 hours, seven days a week until March 16. The shelter can serve up to 48 people. The visitors to the shelter will have access to a warm place to stay, meals to eat, laundry facilities and case management to help them find homes.

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger said the bitter cold could be deadly and that it was important to make sure everyone has access to a warm a safe location.

“We have teamed up with the Salvation Army to provide professional services to our most vulnerable residents this winter,” Stenger said. “Aside from providing relief from the cold, anyone using the shelter will have access to the Salvation Army’s array of services including meals, laundry facilities and case management to help those in need find housing.”

For more information regarding St. Louis County’s homeless services, you can check out their website.

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