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Cold shelters open across Tampa Bay

Cold weather shelter opens at 4 p.m.
Posted at 3:11 PM, Jan 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-28 14:33:40-05

TAMPA BAY, Fla — Several cold shelters have been opened ahead of the low temps expected across Tampa Bay this weekend.


County officials say shelters in Pasco County will be open on Saturday, Jan. 29 and Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022.

To make sheltering arrangements for either night, you must call the Coalition for the Homeless of Pasco County at (727) 842-8605, Extension 6, as follows:

- Friday, January 28 - until 4 p.m.

- Saturday, January 29 - from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.


County officials say shelters in Pinellas County will be open on Friday, Jan. 28 and Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, The shelters will be open between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.

"Shelter guests are accepted from when the shelters open each night until the shelter is full. All sites provide a warm and safe place to sleep, and many sites also serve a meal. Shelters are activated when the National Weather Service expects the “feels like” temperature to hit 40 or below across the county between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. Guests will be advised if the shelter will be open on additional nights as conditions warrant."

The following cold weather shelters are available to adult men and women:

Tarpon Springs

  • Boys and Girls Club of Tarpon Springs
    • Address: 111 W Lime Street, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
    • Hours: 6:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.


  • The Refuge Outreach Church
    • Address: 606 Alden Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33755
    • Hours: 6:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.
  • First United Methodist Church of Clearwater
    • Address: 411 Turner Street, Clearwater, FL 33756
    • Hours: 6:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.

Pinellas Park

  • Boys & Girls Club of the Suncoast in Pinellas Park
    • Address: 7790 61st Street North, Pinellas Park, FL 33781
    • Hours: 6:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.
    • Please Note: Transportation will be provided from St. Pete First United Methodist Church (212 3rd St. N, St. Petersburg) and St. Vincent de Paul (384 15th St. N, St. Petersburg) beginning at 5:00 p.m.

St. Petersburg

  • Northwest Presbyterian Church
    • Address: 6330 54th Ave. North, St. Petersburg, FL 33709
    • Hours: 6:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.
  • Salvation Army
    • Address: 1400 4th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
    • Hours: 7:00 p.m. – 5:30 a.m.
  • The Turning Point
    • Address: 1810 5th Ave. North, St Petersburg, FL 33713
    • Hours: 6:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.

Families with children will be placed in family shelters on cold nights (if space is available). Families should call 2-1-1, "Tampa Bay Cares" for information about family shelters.


Officials say a shelter is opening at the Northside Baptist Church this weekend. The shelter opens at 8 p.m. and closes at 9 a.m. THe church is located at 912 N 8th ave, Wauchula.

Hardee Homeless Cold weather Shelter


In south county, a cold-weather shelter will open at 100 Church, 14525 Tamiami Trail, North Port on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022 and Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022, opening at 5 p.m. both days and closing the following mornings.

"Emergency Management officials remind residents that pets should not be left outside during the cold weather. Citizens who need to be outside overnight or during the early morning hours are encouraged to dress in several warm layers and limit skin exposure to the wind. Sarasota County Fire Department officials advise citizens to use caution when heating their home, as the risk of fire and carbon monoxide poisoning increase during very cold weather due to the improper use of heating devices, so extreme caution is advised."