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Warming centers open as temperatures drop to single digits

The Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services Department has coordinated a network of warming centers to help fight off the cold for Saturday night.

The department said the centers are open during the building’s normal business hours. The public is also welcome to access public areas within that building.

According to the department, some of the shelters may include meals and places to sleep.

Columbia’s warming centers:

Activity and Recreation Center (ARC) at 1707 W. Ash St. – 573.874.7700 Armory Sports and Community Center at 701 E. Ash St. – 573.874.7466 Boone County Government Center at 801 E. Walnut St. – 573.886.4305 Columbia/Boone County PHHS at 1005 W. Worley St. – 573.874.7488 Columbia Mall at 2300 Bernadette Drive – 573.445.8458 Columbia Public Library at 100 W. Broadway – 573.443.3161 Salvation Army at 1108 W. Ash St. – 573.442.3229 Salvation Army Harbor House at 602 N. Ann St. – 573.442.1984 St. Francis House at 901 Range Line St. – 573.875.4913

Shelters provide sleeping accommodations:

New Life Evangelistic Center (for men) at 901 Wilkes Blvd. – 573.875.0603 Rainbow House (for children/youth) at 1611 Towne Drive – 573.474.3558 Salvation Army Harbor House at 602 N. Ann St. – 573.442.1984 St. Francis House (for men) at 901 Range Line St. – 573.875.4913 True North (for victims of domestic violence) – 573.875.1369 Welcome Home (for veterans) at 2120 Business Loop 70 East. – 573.443.8001 Room at the Inn (overnights only, 7 p.m. – 7 a.m.) will begin offering shelter overnight on December 9, 2018. Locations vary, and will be held at the following places on the following dates: Through Jan. 26, 2019 at 2601 W. Broadway (Broadway Christian Church) Jan. 27 – Feb. 9, 2019 at 204 S. Ninth St. (Missouri United Methodist Church) Feb. 10 – 16, 2019 at 16 Hitt St. (First Presbyterian Church) Feb. 17 – March 3, 2019 at 112 E. Broadway (First Baptist Church)

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