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Emergency Women's Shelter Holds Open House For Potential Volunteers


The Council of Churches of the Ozarks’ Safe to Sleep program provides shelter for thirty to forty women every night. The shelter is holding an open house Monday night to find new volunteers.

KSMU spoke with the program’s Church and Community Coordinator, Romona Baker:

“I actually founded Safe to Sleep. We’ve been open now eight years, so I’ve been a volunteer with Safe to Sleep since that time. My title just kinda says what I do – I hang around and do whatever needs to be done.”

Baker says that the volunteers will also be doing whatever needs to be done – setting out sign-up sheets, preparing donated items for the women, and keeping the coffee flowing.

The open house will be held Monday night at 7 p.m. at Pathways United Methodist Church, 1232 E. Dale in Springfield. If you’d like to attend, you can sign up by emailing Jessica Luraas at or by filling out the form at the Safe to Sleep website,