Emergency Shelter

Over 1,000 people live on the streets of St. Louis City each day.

These people may be homeless for different reasons: unemployment, physical or mental illness, or poverty. One thing they have in common though is that they have no permanent home to call their own. Many organizations exist in St. Louis to help this population, but most are targeted toward homeless families, or homeless women and children. Though homeless single adult men are often perceived as the most volatile of the homeless population, most are not. Nevertheless, they are underserved.


711 Allen Avenue  |  Saint Louis, MO 63104

Peter & Paul Community Services offers a year-round emergency shelter for homeless single adult men. The shelter provides beds, food, showers, laundry, lockers, and a safe, caring alternative to living on the street.

About our Soulard Shelter:

  • Typically provides a bed to 60 men per night
  • More than 50% of residents are employed
  • 30% of residents are mentally ill
  • 30% of residents have substance abuse problems
  • 15% of residents are veterans

COVID-19 forced changes to our normal operation:

  • We have been holding steady at 20 clients for 9 months
  • On 5/3/2021, our COVID-19 advisors who are Washington University infectious disease doctors advised us that we could safely begin efforts to increase capacity up to 30, or 50 percent capacity. We are experiencing a staff shortage. As we hire and train new staff, we will cautiously increase capacity to 30 men.

Soulard Shelter staff members also direct residents to community resources available to them, including:

  • Health and mental health services
  • Developmental disability services
  • Veterans Services
Allen Shelter

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