Columbia to open warming center for extreme cold Thursday night

Columbia will continue to experience dangerously cold temperatures all day Thursday.

The city says they have opened a warming center at Wabash Bus Station on Tenth Street downtown. It will be open from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Several other warming centers are available in the city.

Columbia’s warming centers include:

  • ARC (Activity and Recreation Center), 1701 W. Ash St.
  • Boone County Government Center, 801 E. Walnut St.
  • Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services, 1005 W. Worley St.
  • Columbia Public Library, 100 W. Broadway
  • Salvation Army, 1108 W. Ash St.
  • Salvation Army Harbor House, 602 N. Ann St.
  • St. Francis House, 901 Range Line St.

Official shelters provide sleeping accommodations and they may or may not include meals. Shelter availability may vary.

Columbia’s official shelters include:

  • Room at the Inn, visit for dates and locations
  • Salvation Army Harbor House (men, women and families), 602 N. Ann St.
  • Rainbow House (for children/youth), 1611 Towne Dr.
  • True North (for domestic violence), please call 573.875.1370
  • Welcome Home (for veterans), 2120 Business Loop 70 E.
  • St. Francis House (for men), 901 Range Line St. – must be vaccinated to stay overnight

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