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Cold weather shelters open across Tampa Bay Area

Posted at 3:29 PM, Dec 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-11 09:52:25-05

With temperatures expected to drop  into the mid to low 30's on Sunday night, some counties have opened cold weather shelters to keep people warm.

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The shelters, which will open at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10, are located at the following locations:

-West Pasco: Joining Hands Missions, 3333 U.S. Highway 19 N, Suite 1 in Holiday. This shelter is open for individuals. Families can call The United Way at 2-1-1 for assistance.

-East Pasco: Restored Hope, 13703 17th Street, who can be reached at 352-437-4815 before 6 p.m. on Sunday, or Samaritan Project of Zephyrhills, who can be reached at 813-810-8670 to help them find shelter.

All cold weather shelters will close at 7 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 11.


North County

Salvation Army - Center of Hope, 1400 10th St., Sarasota, FL 34236.


The Salvation Army will conduct its normal cold weather operation plan, which includes the front porch opening at 4 p.m., with intake expected to begin at 6:30 p.m.; the front porch will re-open at 4:30 a.m. and remain open until 5 a.m., when the welcome center opens.


South County

Grace United Methodist Church, 400 E. Field Ave., Venice, FL 34285, will open at 5 p.m. 



Individuals who need to seek shelter from the cold may contact Jericho Road Ministries for assistance:

Men’s Shelter

1090 Mondon Hill Road

Brooksville, FL 34605

Phone: (352) 799-2912 ext.103


Women’s Shelter ‘Mary’s House’

1163 Howell Avenue

Brooksville, FL 34601

Phone: (352) 799-2912 ext.109