Soulard 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

We offer 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.

  • 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 are operating with a reduced capacity (maximum 30) for social distancing
  • We are experiencing a staff shortage. As we hire and train new staff, we will cautiously increase capacity to 30 men. Washington University infectious disease doctors advised that we could safely increase capacity up to 30, or 50 percent capacity.

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

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

Intake Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 11 am-6 pm

Wednesday, Friday, 10 am-4:30 pm

This is NOT a drop in day shelter open to the public. These are expanded hours for current shelter clients and clients who have been referred and need to complete intake paperwork, by appointment.

Allen Shelter

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