Inclement Weather Center

Each year, from November 1 through March 31, the City of Columbia contracts with United Way of the Midlands to run the Inclement Weather Center (IWC). The Inclement Weather Center provides meals and shelter on nights when the temperature drops to 40 degrees or below. United Way works with Community Impact Partners Transitions and Salvation Army of the Midlands to provide staff, volunteers, and meal service. Signs indicating whether the center is opened or closed are posted outside of Transitions, City Hall, and the Richland Library.

Address: 191 Calhoun Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Transportation: Guests must arrive at the IWC by Comet Bus. Evening pick-up runs from 5:45 pm-7:00 pm at Comet Central (1745 Sumter St., Columbia, SC 29201). Morning drop-off runs from 6:30 am-7:30 am at the IWC (191 Calhoun Street).

Phone: (803) 255-8158 (available 5:30 pm - 7:30 am)

Volunteer Information: View volunteer needs and sign up to volunteer through United Way's Volunteer Center