Jul 12 2017

St. Louis County Executive Announces First 24 Hour Cooling Shelter


St. Louis County and the Salvation Army have partnered to provide expanded cooling shelter services this summer.

The shelter, located at 10740 Page with a 63132 zip code, will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week between July 12th and September 15th. The facility can accommodate up to 48 individuals.

“St. Louis County and The Salvation Army are providing professional services to our most vulnerable residents this summer,” County Executive Steve Stenger said. “Aside from providing relief from the heat, 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 on St. Louis County’s homeless services, please visit:
http://www.stlouisco.com/HealthandWellness/HumanServices/CountyHomelessPrograms

The County Executive has also allocated $150,000 in federal grant money this summer to Cooldownstlouis.org to establish a utility assistance fund.

For information on utility assistance, visit the Cool Down St. Louis website:
http://cooldownstlouis.org/