Purpose

To establish a mutual aid program to work in solidarity with the most vulnerable members of our society, to prevent the spread of the Corona virus, and to serve our community.

Volunteer Opportunities

CoMo Crisis Shelter always needs volunteers, our current needs are:

Donations

We are supported entirely by voluntary contributions. Donations are not tax deductible. Mail a check made out to: AAAAChange, llc 10 E Leslie Lane Columbia, MO 65202 Electronic Contributions can be made at:

Contact

(573)443-0365 info@comocirisisshelter.com

About CoMo Crisis Shelter

CoMo Crisis Shelter came into being when we first had community spread of the Corona Virus in Columbia, MO. Feeling that the most vulnerable among us, the unhoused, had nowhere to shelter in place and could potentially become carriers of Covid-19, a small group of like minded individuals took action. Our first response, initiated on March 21, 2020 was to rent a block of 30 rooms in a local motel. We were overrun with the response and turned away at least 100 people. Our staffing plans fell through when local agencies and other entities went into lock-down due to the virus. We quickly learned that running a shelter for the unhoused from within a social services hotel was untenable. Shifting gears, we closed the shelter on April 3 and immediately replaced it with a tent city (Safe Camp) concept. Even though we had the land owner’s permission, the public backlash was instant, and fierce. Public sentiment and pressure from the city forced us to shutdown the tent city within a matter of days. Since then we have opened The Gail Plemmons Memorial Car Camp and Crisis Triage Center (Car Camp). Car Camp serves multiple purposes: a safe place for those living in their cars to sleep, a drop-off and distribution site for community resources, and a place for those seeking aid and comfort to visit. We continue to search for a new location for Safe Camp and perform health monitoring and supply deliveries to homeless camps across the city. We are a volunteer organization and completely supported by voluntary donations from individuals and groups.
Car Camp
The Gail Plemmons Memorial Car Camp and Crisis Triage Center serves as a drop off and distribution point for community resources, a safe place to sleep for those living in their vehicle, and a place for anyone seeking aid and comfort to visit. Car Camp is located at: 2105 Paris Road Columbia, MO 65202
Health Monitoring
We regularly visit homeless camps to distribute food and supplies and perform basic health monitoring, If we find someone with symptoms of Covid-19 we have access to a doctor who can perform tests. If anyone tests positive, we will isolate them in a hotel.
© 2020 AAAAChange, llc
CoMo Crisis Shelter
Safe Camp
We have re-opened Safe Camp at an undisclosed inner city location. The size of the camp is limited to 10-15 tent sites by its location, we are still searching for a larger spot.
Working in solidarity with the most vulnerable members of our community during the COVID-19 crisis!
Health Monitoring Health Monitoring PayPal PayPal Camp Cleanup Camp Cleanup Camp Cleanups
We perform cleanups of current and former homeless camps on the second Saturday of each month.
Water Delivery
We are performing daily bottled water delivery to 4 locations where the unhoused congregate.
Car Camp Car Camp

Purpose

To establish a mutual aid program to work in solidarity with the most vulnerable members of our society, to prevent the spread of the Corona virus, and to serve our community.

Volunteer Opportunities

CoMo Crisis Shelter always needs volunteers, our current needs are:

Donations

We are supported entirely by voluntary contributions. Donations are not tax deductible. Mail a check made out to: AAAAChange, llc 10 E Leslie Lane Columbia, MO 65202 Electronic Contributions can be made at:

Contact

(573)443-0365 info@comocirisisshelter.com

About CoMo Crisis Shelter

CoMo Crisis Shelter came into being when we first had community spread of the Corona Virus in Columbia, MO. Feeling that the most vulnerable among us, the unhoused, had nowhere to shelter in place and could potentially become carriers of Covid- 19, a small group of like minded individuals took action. Our first response, initiated on March 21, 2020 was to rent a block of 30 rooms in a local motel. We were overrun with the response and turned away at least 100 people. Our staffing plans fell through when local agencies and other entities went into lock-down due to the virus. We quickly learned that running a shelter for the unhoused from within a social services hotel was untenable. Shifting gears, we closed the shelter on April 3 and immediately replaced it with a tent city (Safe Camp) concept. Even though we had the land owner’s permission, the public backlash was instant, and fierce. Public sentiment and pressure from the city forced us to shutdown the tent city within a matter of days. Since then we have opened The Gail Plemmons Memorial Car Camp and Crisis Triage Center (Car Camp). Car Camp serves multiple purposes: a safe place for those living in their cars to sleep, a drop-off and distribution site for community resources, and a place for those seeking aid and comfort to visit. We continue to search for a new location for Safe Camp and perform health monitoring and supply deliveries to homeless camps across the city. We are a volunteer organization and completely supported by voluntary donations from individuals and groups.
Car Camp
The Gail Plemmons Memorial Car Camp and Crisis Triage Center serves as a drop off and distribution point for community resources, a safe place to sleep for those living in their vehicle, and a place for anyone seeking aid and comfort to visit. Car Camp is located at: 2105 Paris Road Columbia, MO 65202
Health Monitoring
We regularly visit homeless camps to distribute food and supplies and perform basic health monitoring, If we find someone with symptoms of Covid-19 we have access to a doctor who can perform tests. If anyone tests positive, we will isolate them in a hotel.
Safe Camp
We have re-opened Safe Camp at an undisclosed inner city location. The size of the camp is limited to 10-15 tent sites by its location, we are still searching for a larger spot.
CoMo Crisis Shelter
Working in solidarity with the most vulnerable members of our community during the COVID-19 crisis!
PayPal PayPal Health Monitoring Health Monitoring
© 2020 AAAAChange, llc
Camp Cleanups
We perform cleanups of current and former homeless camps on the second Saturday of each month.
Camp Cleanup Camp Cleanup Water Delivery
We are performing daily bottled water delivery to 4 locations where the unhoused congregate.
Car Camp Car Camp