ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – St. Louis City officials will again keep open a downtown emergency shelter on Friday night as temperatures remain extremely low.
The city set-up the shelter at the 12th and Park Rec Center, located at 1410 South Tucker Blvd., earlier this year due to the unusually large number of homeless people seeking someplace warm for the night.
After 86 people took advantage of the shelter Thursday night, the city will again keep it open as temperatures are expected to dip below 20 degrees.
This marks the fifth night this year the city has operated the overflow shelter to make room for homeless men, women and children when other shelters are expected to be at capacity.
There are 75 beds available, but nobody will be turned away.
The City provides this overflow shelter as part of a cooperative project, supported by the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and the St. Louis Crisis Nursery.