Below is a list of cold weather shelters for Hillsborough, Pinellas and other parts of the Tampa Bay area:
Hillsborough County cold weather shelters will open tonight, Jan. 6 for the homeless and those who live in homes without adequate heat. The National Weather Service expects the local wind chill factor to be in the 20s beginning Monday evening as well as Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
Hillsborough County coordinates with the following organizations to provide cold weather shelters:
Brandon Community Center, 510 E. Sadie St. in Brandon This shelter opens at 6 p.m. and is for homeless individuals and families with children in the Brandon Area. Phone: 813-635-8179
Metropolitan Ministries, 2010 N. Florida Ave. in Tampa This shelter opens at 4 p.m. and is for families. After hours phone: 813-209-1077
Salvation Army, 1514 N. Florida Ave. in Tampa This shelter opens at 4 p.m. and is only for adults. After hours phone: 813-221-4440
Jackson Springs Recreation Center, 8620 Jackson Springs Road in Town 'N Country This shelter opens at 6:30 p.m. and is for adults and families. Phone 813-554-5064
Wimauma Community Center, 5705 Hillsborough St. in Wimauma This shelter opens at 6 p.m. and is for adults and families. Phone 813-635-3500
Monday and Tuesday Nights, January 6 & 7 2014
The shelters open at approximately 6 p.m., accept guests all night long, and close the following morning at approximately 6 a.m. Shelter guests are provided a hot evening meal, a warm safe place to spend the night, and breakfast the following morning. We will advise you should they open on additional nights. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact either Cliff Smith (727) 698-1809 or (727) 893-7627 or Sarah Snyder at (727) 424-1355 or (727) 528-5762. Thank you.
2013-2014 Cold Night Shelters
Adult Men and Women Clearwater Primary Shelter
Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church 110 S. Ft. Harrison Avenue Clearwater, FL 33756 Church Phone: 442-3677 Capacity: 75
Clearwater Back-up Shelter
St Cecelia Catholic Church 820 Jasmine Way Clearwater, FL 33756 Church Phone: 447-3494 Capacity: 45
Boys & Girls Club of the Suncoast in Pinellas Park 7790 61st Street North Pinellas Park, FL 33781 Phone: 574-5437 Capacity: 150
NOTE: Transportation to and from this shelter and downtown St Petersburg will be provided by Boley, Inc.
Northwest Presbyterian Church 6330 54th Ave. North St. Petersburg, FL 33706 Church Phone: 544-4551 Capacity: 75
Salvation Army 1400 4th Street South St. Petersburg, FL 33701 Phone: 822-4954 Capacity: 25
The Turning Point 1810 5th Ave. North St Petersburg, FL 33713 Phones: 823-7811 Capacity: 25
Tarpon Springs St Timothy's Lutheran Church 812 E. Tarpon Avenue Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 Capacity: 25
FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN
Families will be placed in motels on cold nights. Call Sarah Snyder or Cliff Smith to make arrangements for a family:
Sarah Snyder: (727) 424-1355 (c) or (727) 528-5762 (o) Cliff Smith (727) 698-1809 (c) or (727) 893-7627 (o)
* Cold Weather Shelters will be opened at 6:00 p.m.
The following shelters will be open Monday 1/6/2014, Tuesday 1/7/2014 1) Community Congregational Church 6533 Circle Drive New Port Richey *No Families. (727)-597-0428 2) The Holy Ground Shelter 8835 Denton Avenue Hudson *Families accepted.
For Shelter in East Pasco Call 813-810-8670
NOTE: Some shelters may offer additional specific services during severe weather.
Pasco County Transportation provides service to cold weather shelters via routes 14, 21, 30 free of charge. Riders should tell the driver when boarding they are enroute to a cold weather shelter. To utilize the service, call 727-548-5733.
HERNANDO COUNTY Residents needing to seek shelter from the cold may contact Jericho Road Ministries. Men's Shelter Women's Shelter 1090 Mondon Hill Road 1163 Howell Avenue Brooksville, FL 34605 Brooksville, FL 34601 Phone: (352) 799-2912 ext.103 Phone: (352) 799-2912 ext.109
Manatee County Shelter Salvation Army 1204 14th St W Bradenton (941) 748-5110 ext 126 Jennifer
The following shelters will be open today at 6 p.m. and again on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 6 p.m.:
Sarasota Salvation Army - Center of Hope, 1400 Tenth St., Sarasota, FL 34236
Venice Center of Hope Church, 1216 East Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285
Englewood St. David's Episcopal Church, 401 South Broadway, Englewood, FL 34223
North Port New Hope Community Church, 5600 South Biscayne Dr., North Port, FL 34287
Hardee County Emergency Management is working with First Christian Church on the opening of a cold weather
shelter. If you become aware of anyone that needs this shelter, please contact Emergency Management staff for information.