Tuesday, April 21 summary
The number of positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Boone County is currently 90 with 80 who have recovered at the time of publishing. Tuesday’s Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services (PHHS) Facebook Live video discussed resources and services for folks experiencing homelessness. View some of the information below and ways that residents can donate to the organizations providing assistance.
Cases in Boone County
|Total positive cases||Active||Recovered||Deaths|
<15: 1 case
15-24: 24 cases
25-44: 35 cases
45-64: 25 cases
65+: 5 cases
Travel-related: 28 cases
Contact to a confirmed case: 33 cases
Community transmission: 26 cases
Unknown: 3 case
Tuesday’s PHHS Facebook Live video discussed various resources and services for those in our community who are experiencing homelessness or other situations where they need additional resources.
Residents are encouraged to visit the give help and get help pages on CoMo.gov/Coronavirus for ways to give back and for those who need resources. Residents can also call 211 for assistance finding food, childcare, assistance paying household bills, locating mental health services or other essential services. 211 Is free, confidential and specialists are available 24/7.
Below is information about the organizations that were represented in the PHHS Facebook Live video:
True North of Columbia: True North is a comprehensive domestic and sexual violence victim service program with an emergency shelter, a 24/7 hotline, services and more. The crisis line can be reached at 573.875.1370 and the administrative office can be reached at 573.875.0503 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations can be made at truenorthofcolumbia.org/donate.
New Horizons: New Horizons offers community mental health programs, including programs for people experiencing homelessness who have a mental illness. As a member of the Columbia Homeless Outreach Team, New Horizons PATH program staff members visit folks experiencing unsheltered homelessness to make sure they are safe; provide food, water, hygiene items, and supplies; assess for symptoms of COVID-19; and link with housing, healthcare and human services. New Horizons can be reached at 573.443.0405 or InfoRequest@mo-newhorizons.com. Donations to the street outreach team can be made to Phoenix Programs at email@example.com.
Salvation Army Harbor House: Harbor House is a homeless shelter that houses men, women and families. They also provide a noon meal for those in need and have funds to help with rent and utilities for individuals who have been impacted by COVID-19. The shelter can be reached at 573.442.1984. Donations can be made at rocktheredkettlecomo.org.
Turning Point at Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church: Turning Point is a day center for folks experiencing homelessness. They offer shower and laundry facilities, provide a mailing address and connect individuals with services. They can be reached at 573.214.4077. Donations can be made at wilkesblvdumc.org/home.
Changes to City services
No additional changes at this time.
Official information from the City of Columbia and Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services (PHHS) can be found at CoMo.gov/Coronavirus. The City will also be utilizing City and PHHS official social media accounts to post updates. They can be found at @CoMoGov on Facebook and Twitter and @CoMoHealthDept on Facebook and @CoMo_HealthDept on Twitter.