Sol House provides transitions for homeless Columbia youths

Friday, June 5, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT; updated 11:23 a.m. CDT, Friday, June 5, 2009

COLUMBIA — The temperature dropped to 16 degrees the first night Tyler Caldwell slept outside at a Springfield truck stop. The second night was a bit warmer — 24 degrees. By the third day, the 18-year-old knew he needed help. A phone book and pay phone led him to a social worker that led him to Boys & Girls Town of Missouri, which finally led him to Sol House.