Salvation Army shelter full but will accommodate in an emergency

Published: Jan. 5, 2022 at 11:03 PM CST
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QUINCY (WGEM) - If you, someone you know, or even someone you see outside, needs a place to go in this cold, you can always go to an emergency shelter.

The Salvation Army Emergency Shelter in Quincy is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Right now, it is full, which is the case on most nights, according to regional social services director Heidi Welty.

It’s a situation made more difficult by COVID because Welty said they cannot double-space rooms which means decreased capacity.

However, Welty stresses this, if you have nowhere else to go, they will figure something out for you.

“If you’re homeless, and you’re having a homeless circumstance, please come to the shelter so we can provide assistance to you,” Welty said. “If you are homeless, sleeping in a car or out in the inclement weather, make sure you come here, come to the door, let us provide a cot or provide assistance to you to try to alleviate your situation.”

You can call the The Salvation Army Emergency Shelter at (217) 222-8655.

Meanwhile, The Kroc Center is open as a warming center Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.

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