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News Tribune features CCCNMO partnership with Jefferson City Room at the Inn

Shelters prepare for winter to strike

Mid-Missourians who don’t have homes to hunker- down in during winter storms should be anxious for the next couple of days.

Jefferson City Room at the Inn is a collaboration — an interfaith community model shelter — that offers winter shelter.

Folks at Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri, 1015 Edmonds St., have agreed to let the organization use some of its office space as a shelter.

Stefani Thompson, the interim chairwoman for JC Room at the Inn, said the organization is prepared to provide shelter for 10 people.

Her organization is prepared to shelter people who may not qualify to stay in the Salvation Army because of their backgrounds.

“We don’t have staff or space to provide shelter all day,” Thompson said. She added that First United Methodist Church has agreed to take people to a warming shelter during the day, if necessary.

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