Emergency shelters like those operated by the WO are open to all, whereas city shelters require pre-registration, St. Louis residency and an ID. With those requirements, many homeless people are denied access to shelters.
The WO is looking for volunteers to transport homeless people from the street to a shelter, or to pass out blankets to those who do not want to go to a shelter. They also need volunteers to work at the shelters on nights of extreme cold. You can get involved here.
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