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Crisis Cold Weather Shelter Information

Shelter openings and daytime warming centers are announced daily. Download the Shelter SGF app from Google Play or the App Store to receive alerts about shelter openings and homeless outreach services. You can also join the Shelter Updates Facebook Page or call (417) 605-3007 for daily updates.

One Door

Veterans can contact Home At Last directly at (417) 225-7410.

Youth can reach Rare Breed staff at (417) 865-6400.

If you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, please call or visit One Door to connect with shelter and housing assistance. For most programs, The Kitchen requires a referral from One Door to provide services. Contact One Door with the information below.

1518 E. Dale St.
(417) 225-7499

Hours: Monday-Friday
Walks in Welcome: 9am-12pm
By Appointment: 1pm-3pm

Overnight Crisis Cold Weather Shelters open nightly based on temperature. There are multiple shelters available for adults (ages 18+), including shelters for people with pets, couples, and people who are gender non-conforming. IDs and background checks are NOT required at shelters.

Shelter openings are announced daily. Download the Shelter SGF app from Google Play or the App Store to receive alerts about shelter openings and other homeless outreach services. You can also join the Shelter Updates Facebook Page or call (417) 605-3007 for daily updates.

Grace United Methodist Church (600 S Jefferson Ave) will provide dinner each day at 5:30pm. Sign up for shelter will happen at Grace United Methodist after dinner, and transportation to shelter will be provided at that time.

Breakfast: Monday-Saturday at 8:30 AM

  • Veterans Coming Home Center, 806 N Jefferson Ave

Lunch: Every Day at 12:00 PM

  • Salvation Army Harbor House, 636 N Boonville Ave
  • Veterans Coming Home Center, 806 N Jefferson Ave

Dinner: Every Day at 5:30 PM

  • Grace United Methodist, 600 S Jefferson Ave

Warming sites may change throughout the season. Download the Shelter SGF app from Google Play or the App Store to receive alerts about shelter openings and homeless outreach services. You can also join the Shelter Updates Facebook Page or call (417) 605-3007 for daily updates.

Why Go to One Door?

If you’re homeless or at risk of homelessness and looking for help, chances are someone has told you to go to One Door. But why? What does One Door do? And what doesn’t it do?

Why do we have One Door?

Community Partnership’s One Door program exists because the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) says it has to exist. According to HUD rules, every county that receives certain types of federal funds for housing and homelessness programs needs to have a local Coordinated Entry System (CES) that meets a whole slew of compliance requirements, including a clear and streamlined access point to the entire system. One Door is that access point–the mouth of the funnel, the starting line, one piece of the puzzle.

The One Door team meets with hundreds of people every month, completing required intake assessments and collecting info, determining specific needs, and connecting to any local resources that can help. After the assessment, people are put on a Prioritization List for housing programs operated by partners like The Kitchen, Inc., Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri, Great Circle, and others.

Another HUD rule? Most housing programs can only take referrals from that Prioritization List, and if you want to be on it, you must go through the Coordinated Entry System. This is a good thing, ensuring a level playing field and making sure people get access to as many programs as possible as quickly and easily as possible.

What else does One Door do?

  • Help with getting ID
  • Work with private donors to find money for everything from steel-toe work boots and bus passes to one-time rent or utilities deposit assistance
  • Operate a Shelter Diversion program
  • Help navigate the process of accessing emergency shelters and transitional housing programs
  • Assist with Greyhound tickets if you have stable housing elsewhere and want to relocate
  • Provide connections to and information about physical and mental health services
  • Work with outreach teams
  • Leverage positive relationships with partners to fill gaps, advocate, and identify additional resources

What One Door Cannot Do?

One Door is a small team that does amazing work every single day, but remember: It’s just one piece of the puzzle. The hard reality is there are things One Door can’t and doesn’t do:
  • Guarantee emergency shelter options for everyone in every situation or provide immediate permanent housing
  • Speed up the housing process, which can be a long journey requiring patience and active engagement
  • Force people to engage in services they’re not interested in or ready for
  • Directly provide services typical of case managers, property managers, or real estate agents (when possible we refer to other partners who do provide these services)
  • Operate outside of HUD and other related rules and regulations

For more information on accessing One Door at the O’Reilly Center for Hope, please call 417-225-7499 or connect online at cpozarks.org/contact.