Winter Shelter

After five years of makeshift quarters, the City of Cincinnati’s homeless shelter system now has a permanent home for the Winter Shelter and the capacity to serve everyone in need during the coldest months of the winter. Funded by the City of Cincinnati and operated by Shelterhouse (formerly the Drop Inn Center), The Barron and Rebecca Barron Center is the new permanent home for the city’s Winter Shelter. The Barron Center is located at 411 Gest Street.

The Winter Shelter will be open from December 15 through the end of February, serving an additional 100+ homeless adults per night as demand for shelter is highest during the winter months.

In addition to the Winter Shelter, churches and other groups also open their doors to homeless people to ensure everyone has a safe, warm place to sleep. This winter, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, which previously allowed Shelterhouse to make use of its building as a location for the Winter Shelter, will be allowing people to once again sleep in their building when the weather is at its worst.

If you would like to donate to the Winter Shelter, please send a check made payable to Strategies to End Homelessness to:

Strategies to End Homelessness
Attn: Winter Shelter
2368 Victory Parkway, Suite 600
Cincinnati, OH 45206


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