Shelters & Emergency Services Guide

Boone County – Food

Boone County – Shelter

  • City of Columbia Affordable Housing Resource Guide
  • Columbia/Boone County Resource and Referral Guide
  • Flourish Homes
    A local program providing housing, case management and resources to young adults, aged 16 – 20. Contact (573) 615-6135 or for more information.
  • Rainbow House
    1611 Towne Drive, Columbia, MO 65202.  (573) 474-6600
    Emergency shelter for children, birth to age 18.
  • Room at the Inn
    1509 Ashley St., Columbia, MO 65201. (573) 825-6029 (only answered after 5 p.m.)
    Overnight shelter for adults 18+.Speak to a staff member at the door to get on the list for the night. Check in 5:30 p.m – 9 p.m. The shelter is accessible from the Go Como Transit Orange Route. A shuttle will also be provided from Wilkes Boulevard Methodist Church,  702 Wilkes Blvd nightly at 5:45 p.m.
  • Safe Families for Children – Mid Missouri
    807 North Providence Columbia, MO 65203. 573-217-0377
    This Christian nonprofit, temporarily hosts children in their homes and provides a network of support to families in crisis while they get back on their feet.
  • Safe Place
    (573) 474-6600 (The Rainbow House 24 hour on call line.)
    Or text SAFE and your current location (address/city/state) to 44357
    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.
  • Salvation Army Harbor House
    602 N. Ann St., Columbia, MO 65201. (573) 442-1984
    Emergency overnight shelter when the temperature is below 35 degrees and transitional 90-day shelter (61 beds) for men, women and families; daily community lunch.
  • St. Francis House
    901 Rangeline St., Columbia, MO 65201. (573)-875-4913
    Temporary shelter for men ages 18+. No deadline for stay (duration varies according to need). Breakfast and dinner 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. Suite 301, Columbia, MO 65201. (573) 214-4077
    Open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., this day facility has showers, phones and employment resources. Overnight warming center for adults 18+ when the temperatures is below 25 degrees, 7:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.
  • Voluntary Action Center
    403A Vandiver Drive, Columbia, MO 65202. (573) 874-2273
    Provides financial assistance with basic and emergency needs, including food and shelter.
  • Welcome Home, Inc.
    2120 Business Loop 70 E, Columbia, MO 65201. (573) 443-8001
    A Veteran-only emergency and transitional shelter.
  • Wasbash Bus Station
    126 N. 10th St., Columbia, MO 65201. (573) 874-2489
    The Wabash Bus Station lobby is open to provide riders with shelter from the weather (though it will not serve as one of the city’s designated warming/cooling centers.) The lobby is open weekdays from 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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Callaway County- Food

  • Holts Summit Soup Kitchen
    Meal served Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:45 p.m.
    282 Greenway Drive, Holts Summit, MO 65043, (573) 301-8181
    Donations can be dropped off or mailed to 11877 Spruce Drive, Holts Summit, MO 65043
  • Open Table
    Serves dinner Monday – Thursday, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
    John C. Harris Community Center, 350 Sycamore St., Fulton, MO 65251
  • Serve, Inc.
    4901 Co. Rd. 304, Fulton, MO 65251. (573) 642-6388
    Food Pantry open Monday, Wednesday and Friday,  9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
    Currently operating a drive-thru system only. See website for details. Also provides financial assistance, volunteer opportunities for all ages, door-to-door public transportation, a thrift store, supplemental school supplies and Christmas gifts for families in need.
  • Union Hill Baptist Church – Food Pantry
    460 S. Summit Dr., Holts Summit, MO 65043. (573)896-4374
    The food pantry is currently housed at Union Hill and is open in the fellowship hall of the activities building every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9:30-11:30.

Callaway County- Shelter

  • 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.

Free Clothing

  • The Community Closet
    Free clothing and home goods store open to the public.
    Open every Wednesday from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
    400 E. Sexton Street, Harrisburg, MO 65256, (660) 596-6456
  • Twice Blessed
    Clothing and hygiene items on the 1st and 3rd Thursday each month from 12:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m.
    Corner of Locust Grove Church Rd. and Henderson Rd.
  • The Wardrobe
    Volunteer run thrift store and consignment shop. On Tuesdays from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. those with a referral from a social service agency or church may receive free clothing, shoes and household goods.
    715 Park Ave., Columbia, MO 65201. (573) 442-3260

General & Referral

  • Central Missouri Community Action (CMCA)
    807 North Providence Rd. Columbia, MO 65203. (573) 443-8706
    Part of a national network of Community Action agencies dedicated to eradicating the causes and conditions of poverty.
    The CMCA Area Resource Guide is a comprehensive guide of resources available to lower-income individuals and families in need.
  • CoMo Mobile Aid
    A local organization dedicated to providing both resources and referrals to resources for marginalized communities. Their resource page contains links for resources related to food, housing, clothing, medical clinic, pet care, seasonal needs and other services available in and around Columbia.
  • Love Columbia
    1209 E. Walnut Street, Columbia, MO 65201. (573) 256-7662
    Love Columbia’s goal is to provide a single point of access to assistance from many of Columbia’s local organizations, including housing resources, food resources, employment resources, and many more. The information library, and the career clearinghouse especially, are invaluable resources to connect with helpful organizations in the community.
  • Missouri Crisis Services
    • Phone: 1-888-761-4357; Columbia: (573) 445-5035
    • Suicide prevention: 988 (call or text)
    • 24/7 Deaf Crisis Line: (321) 800-3323
      • Deaf line (phone): (573) 445-5005 (V/TTY); Toll free: (800) 380-DEAF (V/TTY)
      • Deaf line (video): (573) 303-5604
      • Text: Text HAND to 839863
  • Voluntary Action Center
    403A Vandiver Drive, Columbia, MO 65202. (573) 874-2273
    Provides financial assistance with basic and emergency needs, including food and shelter. Walk-in Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m – noon and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • United Way
    2-1-1 or (800) 427-4626
    Assistance for everything from rental assistance to counseling.

Health Services

  • Burrell Behavioral Health
    A Community Mental Health Center that offers a full continuum of care through its integrated network. It creates individualized care plans and staff collaborates with families, schools, healthcare systems and other networks to provide the appropriate care for each situation. Sliding scale payment and financial aid available.
    There are two locations:
    3401 Berrywood Dr., Columbia MO 65201. (573) 777-8300. Intake and walk-in, weekdays 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    1805 E. Walnut St., Columbia MO 65201. (573) 777-7522. Walk-in behavioral crisis center, available  24/7/365.
  • Callaway County Health Department
    Offers services from testing to nutrition to breastfeeding counseling and more.
  • Compass Health Network Clinics
    Provides access to community members of all ages for primary medical, dental, immunizations, substance abuse and mental health services, with emphasis on the medically underserved.
    3501 Berrywood Dr., Columbia MO 65201. (844) 853-8937.
  • Integrated Behavioral Health Clinic
    Free counseling and case management., (573) 882-9871
  • MedZou Clinic
    A faculty-sponsored medical clinic. Free primary health care, education and prevention to uninsured residents of Central Missouri.
    Thursdays 5 – 9 p.m.
    105 E. Ash Ste. 200, Columbia, MO. 65203. (573) 356-2499
  • For a list of mental health and substance abuse resources see our Mental Health Guide.
  • Public Health and Human Services – Columbia/Boone County
    Assists in preventing and treating diseases, provides a variety of testing and immunizations to the community, as well as health promotion and education. Through the WIC and community nutrition program, provides income-based nutrition services to pregnant women, new mothers, babies and children up to their 5th birthday.