Homeless Ministry

2nd and 4th Saturday 9:30 AM at the Church.

The Church of God at Baden has been providing assistance for homeless men and women in the St. Louis area for many years. In the early days, very few churches or ministries found it necessary to provide these services. We are very happy to report that in the past few years, many churches and groups have joined this effort. Now homeless people in the downtown area of St. Louis, receive help seven days a week.

With that in mind and with the leading of the Holy Spirit, we will be focusing our energies on Baden and other North St. Louis neighborhoods. We have expanded our range to include, Baden, O’Fallon Park, Fairground Park, Hyde Park and the area extending from Riverview on the North, Natural Bridge on the West, Broadway on the East, and ML King on the South.

While we do have a few other stops, this is the focus on our homeless run.  We supply an average of 30 people with food on a weekly basis and would like to expand our help to include much more.

Please pray about your involvement, whether through donations, attendance or both. Beginning this fall, my hopes are to meet some physical needs for these men and women. We have compiled a list of items suggested by a group of men and women of the Baden church.

Please consider donating and delivering these items.

General Needs
Hand sanitizer – small bottles
Mouth wash – small bottles
Toilet paper – rolls
Hand soap – bars
Lotion – bottles
Combs and Brushes
Toothbrush and paste
Razors & shaving cream
Cold Medicine
First aid items
Wash clothes
Bug Repellent
Pens, paper, pencils
Sewing Kits

Hats & Scarfs
Flash Lights

Again, please pray about helping to supply these needs as well as attending at least one homeless run. It is truly a life changing experience and one that will bless you as you bless others. Please bring your friends; We would love to have a scheduling problem!

Area Shelters

St. Louis, MO – The homeless hotline (314-802-5444) is maintained by the Housing Resource Center.  They can assist with finding shelter at centers serving the St. Louis metropolitan region.  Shelters include:

Christian Service Center – 125 beds for city residents, 15 for county residents. Serves all but single men.
Family Haven54 beds for city residents, for all but single men.
Metro Ministries25 beds for city residents, for single women only.
Shamrock15 beds for city residents, for single women with mental illnesses.
Our Ladies Inn11 beds for city residents; 14 for county residents, for pregnant women with or without children.
Haven of Grace10 beds for city residents, pregnant women ages 16-24, with or without children.
St. Peter & Paul50 beds for city residents, 10 for county, for single men.
Community Inn Partnership21 beds for county residents, for single women and children.
Weinman Shelter – 50 beds for county residents, for abused women with or without children.
Room At The Inn20 beds for county residents, for everyone but single men.

The following shelters do not have any residency requirements:

Karen House25 beds for women with children.
Missionaries of Charities14 beds for women with or without children, but no boys over 4.
Women’s Safe House35 beds for women who are victims of domestic violence.
St. Martha’s Hall24 beds for women who are victims of domestic violence.
Salvation Army Harbor Light Centerup to 135 beds for men that can be expanded by 100 when it’s dangerously cold.
New Life Evangelistic CenterSt. Louis, 110 beds for men; 75 for women and children with plans to expand to 115.
Sunshine Ministries44 beds for men only.