Saint Louis University

Xavier Winter Inn

In response to the gospel teaching to shelter the homeless, we extend hospitality, fellowship, and shelter to the homeless on cold winter nights



Xavier Winter Inn opened in response to the gospel teaching to shelter the homeless. We extend hospitality, fellowship, and shelter to homeless individuals on cold winter nights.

Xavier Winter Inn is part of a collaboration between several congregations and the St. Louis Winter Outreach Group to provide overflow emergency shelter for homeless men and women during the winter months when temperatures drop below 20 degrees. We host overnight visitors in the lower level of the parish center two nights a week when the temperature drops to 20 degrees or below.

Through the generous support of the Parish, the University, Parish Volunteers, SLU Volunteers, and the community, Xavier Winter Inn is possible.

How to support

  • Donate Monetarily: Send donations directly to the parish center labeled "Xavier Winter Inn'
  • Donate In-kind gifts: For information on in-kind gifts, please contacat Christine at

How to stay as a guest
To stay a guest at Xavier Winter Inn, you must be screened by a Winter Outreach Group Team Member and arrive at our shelter with a team member. We do not take walk-ins or referrals from any other person or agency. Winter Outreach Group Team Members meet with guests at Centenary Church, or "The Bridge," downtown on days when the temporature will drop below 20 degrees. The Bridge is located at 1610 Olive St. 

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