Bay area cold weather shelter locations

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
Primary Shelter    

Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church
110 S. Ft. Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL  33756
Church Phone: 442-3677
Capacity:  75
Back-up Shelter    

St Cecelia Catholic Church
820 Jasmine Way
Clearwater, FL   33756
Church Phone: 447-3494
Capacity: 45

Pinellas Park

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.

St. Petersburg

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 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.
          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.

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
(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.

863-773-6373 or 863-832-0324


Print this article Back to Top