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Cold Shelter

Unfortunately, the Prince of Peace Winter Shelter has been paused for the 2023/2024 season.


However, Prince of Peace is providing a FREE shuttle bus every morning from the cold shelter in Queensgate to OTR every morning.

Barren tree branches in the winter

Frequently Asked Questions


  • The reason for this pause is twofold.


     First, the lack of a secure location large enough to provide a safe environment, and secondly, health issues with church personnel leadership.

  • We ask that all adults experiencing homelessness to take advantage of the cold shelter located inside the Shelter House located at 411 Gest Street, Cincinnati, OH 45203


    The cold shelter on Gest Street is open every night at 7pm and lets out at 6am the next morning.

  • In addition, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church will continue to offer FREE meals for those experiencing homelessness throughout the week, including Wednesday 6pm devotion & meal, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11am to 2pm and Saturday breakfast at 7:30am and Sunday morning breakfast at 6:30am.

    Saint Francis Seraph Ministries, which is located inside the Saint Anthony Center offers a FREE breakfast Monday through Friday. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (which is located across the street from the Saint Anthony Center) offers a FREE breakfast Saturday and Sunday mornings. In addition, the Mary Magdalen House (the “shower house”) is also located at the Saint Anthony Center.

    Further, Our Daily Bread, that serves a FREE lunch Monday through Friday is located only 2 blocks from the Saint Anthony Center.

Your contributions go a long way in supporting the mission and ministries of our community.

If you would like to support this ministry, your donation will help us keep the shuttle bus running for the entire winter, to provide transportation for those who are in need from the Queensgate shelter to Over-the-Rhine.

Support this Ministry

A mural of Ezzard Charles seemingly looks up at the Prince of Peace steeple as the sun sets in Cincinnati, OH

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Join us for service every Sunday, in person or online, at 10:00 AM EST.

1528 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

(513) 621-7265

P.O. Box 881
​Cincinnati, OH 45201

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