City of Columbia Winter Homeless Shelters are Now Open

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS)- As of November 1, 2010, The City of Columbia Winter Homeless Shelter is now in operation.

Hours are from 6:00pm to 8:00am from today until March 31, 2011.

Individuals MUST call 211 or 803 733-5408 between 10:30am and 3:00pm to reserve a bed.  Name and date of birth must be provided.  A reservation is required for transport to the shelter from the pick-up locations.  No walk-ups allowed.

pick-up Locations include:

CMRTA transfer station at 1727 Sumter Street and New Ebenezer Baptist Church at 1236 Gregg Street.

The shelter itself is located at 191 Calhoun Street.

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