- Overnight women's shelter open from 7pm-8am
- Averages 25 women a night
- Provided a safe space for more than 615 women since opening in October 2011
- Snacks are served for dinner and breakfast
- Two volunteers are on duty each night to provide oversight
- Various churches host for two-six months at a time
How to Help:
1. Donate: we are always in need of the following items:
- Large size soap, spray deodorant, and lotion
- Toothbrushes, toothbrush covers, and toothpaste
- Socks and underwear
- Bottled water and coffee
- Sanitary products and Depends
2. Volunteer: Click to fill out an application and agreement & liability form.
- Full night shift - spend the night (7pm - 8am)
- Smaller shift - for a few hours during the night
- School bus driver (class B license with air brake and passenger endorsement)
*If volunteering is not for you, there are still other ways to contribute. Contact Romona Baker for other ways.
Night Volunteer Information:
- Serve every week or two - 7 PM to 8 AM or partial shift. Choose your schedule. We will train you
- Serve in pairs, taking turns staying awake. There is a lit area with Wifi that you can work in while you need to be awake
- At least one woman volunteer each night. Meet another volunteer assigned for that evening, or sign up with a friend or your spouse.
- Meet your partner for the night. Prepare the facility by putting out snacks, preparing coffee, etc.
- Have each woman check in as they arrive. They will pick up their cot and bedding
- Host the women as they relax and go to bed. Split the night with your partner to get three to four hours of sleep
- In the morning make coffee and set out a continental breakfast. Help the women as they put away cots and bedding, encourage them to clean the area, be sure everything is put away and lock door
- Background check required for volunteers
Admittance into Safe to Sleep MUST be approved by One Door.
One Door exists to prevent and end homelessness through coordination of resources and navigation of services.
If you are at risk of becoming homeless or currently without a safe, stable place to stay, call 417 225-7499 or visit us at 300 E. Central St. in the Affordable Housing Office. One of the One Door service coordinators will meet with you to help identify options that may meet your individual needs.
Hosted and operating under the Kitchen, Inc.’s 501(c)3 nonprofit umbrella, One Door offers a coordinated approach to preventing and ending homelessness in Greene, Christian, and Webster counties in Southwest Missouri.
In the News:
One Door has moved to new offices at:
300 E. Central St. in the Affordable Housing Office.
The telephone number is the same: 417.225.7499
627 N. Glenstone
P.O. Box 3947
Springfield, MO 65808
417-862-3586 ext 225