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Springfield Overflow Shelter (s.o.s.) - Emergency Shelter (during Winter Months)

1110 East Adams Street
Springfield, IL 62703

General Information:

The SOS program provides supportive services in the form of shelter and hygiene supplies to the homeless citizens of Springfield from November 1 through March 31. During these months, SOS is designated to take in guests after all other homeless shelters are beyond their capacity. Volunteers from all different titles staff the shelter during these months. - If it has been determined that other shelters are over capacity the Site is open 6:00 P.M. until 7:00 A.M. each night of the week. - Guests are asked to show identification cards and are required to follow shelter rules during thier stay. - SOS services are free. - Clients are allowed to use the shelter as long as services are needed. For more information contact Springfield Overflow Shelter or visit the Springfield Overflow Shelter website.
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Helpful Definitions For Springfield Overflow Shelter (s.o.s.) - Emergency Shelter (during Winter Months):

Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless and low income persons. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day. Meals and other supportive services are often offered. 3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.

How To Volunteer at Springfield Overflow Shelter (s.o.s.) - Emergency Shelter (during Winter Months):

Be a volunteer. Call Springfield Overflow Shelter (s.o.s.) - Emergency Shelter (during Winter Months) at 217-789-7000 for current volunteer work opportunities.

As A General Note About ShelterListings.org Listings:

ShelterListings.org does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.

In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.

Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.

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