Shelters & Emergency Services Guide

Boone County – Shelter

  • Columbia/Boone County Resource and Referral Guide
  • New Life Evangelistic Center
    901 Wilkes Blvd, Columbia, MO 65201. (573) 875-0603
    Emergency shelter for men.
  • Rainbow House
    1611 Towne Drive, Columbia, MO 65202. (573) 814-2797 or (573) 474-6600
    Emergency shelter for children, birth to age 18.
  • Safe Place
    (573) 818-8288
    Or text SAFE and your current location (address/city/state) to 69866
    Provides access to immediate help and support for all young people in crisis through a network of sites sustained by qualified agencies, trained volunteers and businesses.
    See more information and a map of area Safe Places on the Teen Blog.
  • Salvation Army Harbor House
    602 N. Ann, Columbia, MO 65201. (573) 442-1984
    Emergency shelter and transitional shelter (61 beds) for men, women and families; daily community lunch.
  • St. Francis House
    901 Rangeline, Columbia, MO 65201. (573)-875-4913
    Temporary shelter for men ages 18+. No deadline for stay (duration varies according to need). Breakfast available.
  • True North
    Shelter: (573) 875-1370 or (800) 548-2480
    Crisis line for the deaf: (800) 380-3323
    Provides a safe place for victims of domestic and sexual violence fleeing from their abuser.
  • Turning Point
    United Methodist Church at 702 Wilkes Blvd., Columbia, MO 65201. (573) 214-4077
    Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – noon, this day facility has showers, phones, temporary storage for documents, and employment resources.
  • Voluntary Action Center
    403A Vandiver Drive, Columbia, MO 65202. (573) 874-2273
    Provides financial assistance with basic and emergency needs, including food and shelter.
  • Winter Shelter – Room at the Inn
    Hours for shelter: 7 p.m. – 7 a.m. December through March.
    Overnight shelter for adults 18+. Locations vary by week. Families referred.
  • Z. Lois Bryant House
    913 Rangeline, Columbia, MO 65201. (573) 875‐7874
    Temporary shelter for women and children (duration varies according to need). Meals available.

Boone County – Food

  • Loaves and Fishes – Columbia
    Daily soup kitchen 5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
    Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church, 702 Wilkes Blvd. (573) 449-4363
  • Progressive Missionary Baptist Church
    Saturday lunch 1st, 2nd and 4th Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    702 Banks Ave. (573) 443-0611
  • St. Francis House
    Breakfast Monday – Saturday, 7:00 a.m – 8:30 a.m.
    Lunch on Sunday, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
    901 Rangeline, Columbia, MO 65201. (573)-875-4913
  • Salvation Army Harbor House
    Daily lunch 12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    602 N. Ann, Columbia, MO 65201. (573) 442-1984
  • Food Bank Central Pantry
    Call for referral to distribution points/hours/ID requirements.
    1007 Big Bear Blvd. (573) 874-7848

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Callaway County

  • Fulton Soup Kitchen
    Provides a meal Monday – Thursday, 5-6 p.m.
    John C. Harris Community Center, 350 Sycamore Street, Fulton, MO 65251
    Contact Ann or Jim Erbschloe at (573) 642-8286
  • Holts Summit Soup Kitchen
    Meal served Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5-6 p.m.
    282 South Greenway (next to the ballpark)
    Contact Mrs. Helen Manson at (573) 491-3813
  • Our House – Callaway County
    829 Jefferson Street, Fulton, MO 65251. (573) 642-6065
    Provides homeless sheltering in Fulton utilizing two houses, one for families with children and one for adults only.
  • Serve, Inc.
    4901 Co. Rd. 304, Fulton, MO. 65251. (573) 642-6388
    Provides a food pantry, transportation system, financial assistance as funds allow and thrift store.

General & Referral

  • Voluntary Action Center
    403A Vandiver Drive, Columbia, MO 65202. (573) 874-2273
    Provides financial assistance with basic and emergency needs, including food and shelter.
  • United Way
    2-1-1 or (800) 427-4626
    Assistance for everything from rental assistance to counseling.
  • Mid-Missouri Crisis Line
    (573) 445-5035 or (888) 761-4357