Many cold weather shelters to open in Tampa Bay area

TAMPA BAY, Fla. (WFLA) – Cold weather shelters will be open Thursday night in many Tampa Bay area counties. We will continue to update this list as new information is released.

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The following shelters will be open in Pinellas County:

The Pinellas County cold night shelters for the homeless will be open on the following dates: Wednesday, Jan. 3 and Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. There is a possibility the shelters may open on Friday evening as well if it remains cold.

The shelters open between 6 and 6:30 p.m. (Peace Memorial opens at 5 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. A follow up message will be forwarded should the cold night shelters open on additional nights.

2018 Cold Night Shelters (Adult Men and Women)

Clearwater

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

St. Petersburg

  • Northwest Presbyterian Church, 6330 54th Ave. N., St. Petersburg 33706,  Church Phone: (727) 544-4551, Capacity: 75
  • The Turning Point, 1810 5th Ave. N., St. Petersburg 33713, Phone: (727) 823-7811, Capacity: 25
  • Salvation Army, 1400 4th St. S., St. Petersburg 33701, Phone: (727) 822-4954, Capacity: 50
  • My Place in Recovery, 1655 16th St. S., St. Petersburg, 33705, No phone number available, Capacity: 20

Pinellas Park

  • Boys and Girls Club of the Suncoast in Pinellas Park, 7790 61st St. N., Pinellas Park, 33781, Phone (727) 547-5437,Capacity:  150

Tarpon Springs

  • First United Methodist Church of Tarpon Springs, 501 E. Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs, 34689, Phone: (727) 937-3271, Capacity: 40

FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN

Families will be placed in family shelters on cold nights.  Families should call 2-1-1 to make these arrangements.

The following shelters will be open in Hillsborough County:

  • Brandon Community Center, 510 E. Sadie St. in Brandon
    Opens at 6 p.m. for individuals, families and pets.
    Phone: (813) 635-8179
  • Jackson Springs Recreation Center, 8620 Jackson Springs Road in Town ‘N Country
    Opens at 6 p.m. for individuals, families and pets.
    Phone: (813) 554-5004
  • Hands of Hope Outreach at New Hope @ the Cornerstone, 310 N. Collins St. in Plant City
    Opens at 6 p.m. for individuals and families
    Phone: (813) 323-4013
  • Wimauma Senior Center, 5714 North St. in Wimauma
    Opens at 6 p.m. for individuals and families
    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
  • Salvation Army, 1514 N. Florida Ave. in Tampa
    Open now for adults
    After hours phone: (813) 221-4440

Those who need transportation to a cold weather shelter should call 813-272-7272 before 5:30 and 8 p.m. to arrange a ride.

Officials recommend calling for a ride only if you are stranded in cold weather or live in a home without adequate heat and are physically unable to get to a shelter.

The following shelters will open in Pasco County at 6 p.m.:

  • In West Pasco:
    Families: Call The United Way at 2-1-1
    Individuals: Joining Hands Missions, 3333 U.S. Hwy 19 N, Suite 1, Holiday, 727-215-8084
  • In East Pasco:
    Restored Hope: Call 352-437-4815 before 6:00 p.m. (Limited service)
    Samaritan Project of Zephyrhills: Call 813-810-8670 before 9:00 p.m. (Limited service, no pets)

These shelters will be open from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. through Jan. 6.

The following shelters will open in Citrus County at 7 p.m.:

  • Salvation Army, 712 S. School Avenue, Lecanto
    Opens at 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
    After hours phone: (352) 513-4985

The regular transit bus system is not active today because of the holiday. A bus will be provided to take people from “Connections” in Inverness to The Salvation Army. That bus should pick up between 6:30-6:45 PM. A return bus will be provided at the shelter close the following morning.

The following shelters will open in 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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