Cold weather shelters open as temps continue to drop

Hillsborough County

Brandon Community Center
510 E. Sadie St.
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

Pinellas County

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.

Tarpon Springs
St Timothy's Lutheran Church
812 E. Tarpon Avenue
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

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

Clearwater-Back-up Shelter
St Cecelia Catholic Church
820 Jasmine Way
Clearwater, FL   33756
Church Phone: 447-3494

Pinellas Park
Boys & Girls Club of the Suncoast in Pinellas Park
7790 61st Street North
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
Phone: 574-5437
**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          

Salvation Army
1400 4th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL  33701   
Phone: 822-4954       

The Turning Point
1810 5th Ave. North
St Petersburg, FL 33713
Phones: 823-7811


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)


The American Red Cross is opening cold weather shelters beginning at 6 p.m. this evening. If no arrivals by 11:59 p.m., the shelter will close.

St. Joseph Catholic Church - 535 Ave. M Northwest, Winter Haven

First Presbyterian Church - 16 N 3rd Street, Lake Wales

The Salvation Army in Lakeland, only provides shelter for families with children. Any family (single mother with children, single father with children, married couples with children) will be accommodated in the shelter with cots. Dinner will be provided for families who check in by 5 p.m. This shelter will accept families into the night. Morning check-out is 7:30 a.m. The Salvation Army Center of Hope is located at 830 N. Massachusetts Ave. in Lakeland. For questions about this shelter please call 863-682-8179 ext. 226.

Talbot House in Lakeland, in partnership with the Salvation Army, also provides cold night accommodations to singles (men and women). The Talbot House is located in Lakeland at 814 N. Kentucky Ave. For questions about this shelter please call 863-687-8475.

Lighthouse Ministries in Lakeland provides shelter to MEN ONLY.  Lighthouse Ministries is located at 117 E. Magnolia Street in Lakeland. For questions about this shelter please call 863-687-4076.


* Cold Weather Shelters will be opened at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, 1/22/2014 and Thursday, 1/23/2014.

Community Congregational Church
6533 Circle Drive
New Port Richey  727-597-0428
**No Families
Contact The Samaritan Project

The Holy Ground Shelter
8835 Denton Avenue
**Families Accepted        
Contact  Restored Hope

Pasco County Transportation provides service to cold weather shelters via routes 14, 21, 30 free of charge during normal operating hours. Riders should tell the driver when boarding they are en route to a cold weather shelter.

In addition, Windmoor Healthcare is offering free cab service to anyone in need of a lift to the various cold weather shelters in Pasco once the temperature falls below 40. To utilize this free service, please call Windmoor Healthcare at 727-548-5733.

Hernando County

Men's Shelter
1090 Mondon Hill Road
Brooksville, FL 34605                                      
Phone: (352) 799-2912 ext.103  

Women's Shelter
1163 Howell Avenue
Brooksville, FL  34601
Phone: (352) 799-2912 ext.109

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