Winter Emergency Shelter Plan

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This plan was developed by representatives from the following agencies and organizations: Community Action Partnership of Greater St. Joseph; Community Missions Corp.; Family Guidance Center; InterServ; The Salvation Army; City of St. Joseph; Mosaic Life Care; Community Alliance of St. Joseph; YWCA;  and United Way of Greater St. Joseph.

The Plan:


The Emergency Cold Weather Shelters will operate in addition to regular shelter services that are available within the community including YWCA and The Salvation Army. 

*Weather conditions will be monitored beginning November 1, 2021. If the weather forecast predicts conditions that meet Code Blue criteria, the coalition will work together to set up a Code Blue shelter for the nights when conditions warrant with location, hours and staffing to be determined. If forecast predictions warrant, the end dates for both shelters may be modified. 


Click here to sign up as an overnight shelter volunteer!


Click here to sign up to prepare meals!


Questions or interested in learning more about volunteering either overnight at the Cold Weather Emergency Shelter for Women or preparing a meal for men at Juda House, Haven and Cold Weather Emergency Shelter for Men? Please contact Kylee Strough or Jodi Flurry or by calling the United Way office at 816-364-2381.