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Cold weather shelters open in the Tampa Bay area

Posted at 11:29 AM, Feb 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-27 13:10:00-05

Some Tampa Bay area counties are opening up cold weather shelters due to near-freezing temperatures.

The shelters will be open Wednesday night for the homeless and those who live in homes without adequate heat.

Seven-Day Forecast in the Tampa Bay area

Here is a list of the cold weather shelters active for each county:


Hyde Park United Methodist Church, 500 W. Platt St. in Tampa
Opens at 6 p.m. for adults
Phone: (813) 347-8333

Amazing Love Ministries
3304 E. Columbus Drive in Tampa
Opens at 6 p.m. for adults

Salvation Army, 1514 N. Florida Ave. in Tampa
Opens at 6 p.m. for adults
After-hours phone: (813) 226-0055

Jackson Springs Recreation Center, 8620 Jackson Springs Road in Town 'N Country
Opens at 6 p.m. for adults and their pets
Phone: (813) 554-5004

Wimauma Senior Center, 5714 North St. in Wimauma
Opens at 6 p.m. for adults
Phone: (813) 671-7672

Metropolitan Ministries, 2106 N. Florida Ave. in Tampa
This location is where families go for motel vouchers before 5 p.m.
After-hours phone: (813) 209-1077

A limited quantity of pet supplies will be available at the pet-friendly shelter. All pets must be leashed, and pet owners are strongly encouraged to bring their own crates, food, blankets, and any medication for their pets.

If an organization is interested in hosting a cold weather shelter or volunteering at a shelter this season, please contact Julie Watkinson, Community Relations Coordinator, at (813) 276-2677 for more information.

All cold weather shelters are also accepting donations, such as hats, gloves, scarves, socks, disinfectant wipes and spray, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, disposable cups, coffee, creamer, paper plates, paper towels, plastic utensils, sugar, bottled water, and breakfast/protein bars.


Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church
110 S. Ft. Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 446-3001
Capacity: 90
Note: This shelter opens at 5 p.m.

St. Petersburg
Northwest Presbyterian Church
6330 54th Avenue N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33706
(727) 544-4551
Capacity: 75

The Turning Point
1810 5th Avenue N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
(727) 823-7811
Capacity: 25

Salvation Army
1400 4th Street S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
(727) 822-4954
Capacity: 50

Trinity Lutheran Church
401 5th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 822-3307
Capacity: 30

Pinellas Park
Boy and Girls Club of the Suncoast in Pinellas Park
7709 61st Street N.
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
(727) 547-5437
Capacity: 150

Tarpon Springs
Boys and Girls Club of Tarpon Springs
111 W. Lime Street
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
(727) 937-6837
Capacity: 40 - 50

Families with children will be placed in family shelters on cold nights. Families should call 2-1-1, Tampa Bay Cares, Inc., for information about family shelters.


Salvation Army at 1051 Albee Farm Road
Open from 8 p.m. Thursday until 8 a.m. Friday