Columbia Homeless Outreach Team (CHOT)

Columbia Homeless Outreach Team (CHOT) is Columbia/Boone County’s local street outreach team.

CHOT coordinates weekly outreach to:

  • Street outreach to homeless camps, downtown Columbia, and other locations where people who are unsheltered may be staying
  • Turning Point (drop in center)
  • Room at the Inn (cold weather shelter)

The CHOT team includes staff from: Burrell Behavioral Health, Columbia Police Department, New Horizons, Phoenix Health Programs, Rainbow House’s Homeless Youth Program, and Truman VA Hospital.

If you or someone you know is experiencing unsheltered homelessness, please contact us – we can help!

Please contact Katie Burnham Wilkins, Homeless Program Coordinator, Truman VA @