St. Louis, Mo. – St. Louis County and The Salvation Army have partnered to provide expanded warming shelter services this winter.
The shelter, housed at The Salvation Army Family Haven is located at 10740 Page Avenue with a 63132 zip code, will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week between December 19, 2016 and March 13, 2017. 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 winter,” County Executive Steve Stenger said. “No one should be left out in the cold.”
The Salvation Army staff provides meals; laundry facilities and case management services to help those in need find housing.
“The Salvation Army Midland Division knows the immediate need for families and individuals to get out of the dangerously cold temperatures,” said Lt. Colonel Dan Jennings, The Salvation Army Midland Divisional Commander. “Our Family Haven facility will operate around the clock to help those in need. We appreciate St. Louis County partnering with The Salvation Army to assist our community.”
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 86 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.