Cold weather shelters opening across Tampa Bay area this weekend

(WFLA) – Tampa Bay area counties are opening cold weather shelters on Saturday for anyone needing a warm place to spend the night.

These shelters will open in Hillsborough County:

Brandon Community Center: 510 East Sadie Street in Brandon

  • Opens at 6 p.m.
  • Pets welcome
  • Phone: (813) 635-8179

Jackson Springs Recreation Center: 8620 Jackson Springs Road in Town ‘N Country

  • Opens at 6 p.m.
  • Pets welcome
  • Phone: (813) 554-5004

Hands of Hope Outreach at New Hope at the Cornerstone: 310 North Collins Street in Plant City

  • Opens at 6 p.m.
  • Phone: (813) 323-4013

Wimauma Senior Center: 5714 North Street in Wimauma

  • Opens at 6 p.m.
  • Phone: (813) 671-7672

Metropolitan Ministries: 2106 North Florida Avenue in Tampa

  • Families can go here for motel vouchers before 5 p.m.
  • After hours phone: (813) 209-1077

Salvation Army: 1514 North Florida Avenue in Tampa

  • Open now for adults
  • After hours phone: (813) 226-0055

The following shelters will open at 6 p.m. Saturday and will close at 7 a.m. Sunday in Pasco County:

In West Pasco:

  • Families: Call The United Way at 2-1-1
  • Individuals: Joining Hands Mission, 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. Saturday. (Limited service)
  • Samaritan Project of Zephyrhills: Call 813-810-8670 before 9:00 p.m. Saturday. (Limited service, no pets)

Pinellas County shelters will open between 6 and 6:30 p.m. (Peace Memorial opens at 5 p.m.), accept guests all night long, and will close the following morning at approximately 6 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Shelter guests are provided a hot evening meal, a warm place to spend the night and breakfast the following morning.

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

Pinellas County shelters include:

  • Clearwater
    Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church
    110 S. Ft. Harrison Avenue
    Clearwater, FL  33756
    Church Phone: (727) 446-3001
    Capacity:  110
  • St. Petersburg
    Northwest Presbyterian Church
    6330 54th Ave. North
    St. Petersburg, FL  33706
    Church Phone: (727) 544-4551
    Capacity: 75
  • St. Petersburg
    The Turning Point
    1810 5th Avenue N
    St. Petersburg, FL  33713
    Phone:  (727) 823-7811
    Capacity: 25
  • St. Petersburg
    Salvation Army
    1400 4th Street South
    St. Petersburg, FL  33701
    Phone: (727) 822-4954
    Capacity: 50
  • St. Petersburg
    My Place in Recovery
    1655 16th Street South
    St. Petersburg, FL  33705
    Capacity: 20
  • Tarpon Springs
    First United Methodist Church of Tarpon Springs
    501 E. Tarpon Avenue
    Tarpon Springs, FL  34689
    Phone:  (727) 937-3271
    Capacity:  40
  • Pinellas Park
    Boys and Girls Club of the Suncoast in Pinellas Park
    7790 61st Street N
    Pinellas Park, FL  33781
    Phone (727) 547-5437
    Capacity:  150                          

The following shelters will be open in Hernando County:

  • Men’s shelter: 1090 Mondon Hill Road, Brooksville, FL 34605, 352-799-2912 ext.103
  • Women’s shelter: 1163 Howell Avenue, Brooksville, FL 34601, 352-799-2912 ext.109

Shelters in Sarasota County:

North County

Salvation Army – Center of Hope: 1400 10th Street, Sarasota

  • The front porch will open at 4 p.m., intake is expected to begin at 6:30 p.m.
  • The front porch reopens at 4:30 a.m. and stays open until the welcome center opens at 5 a.m.

South County:

New Hope Community Church: 5600 South Biscayne Drive in North Port

  • Opens at 8 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday

Grace United Methodist Church: 400 East Field Avenue in Venice

  • Opens at 5 p.m. Sunday only

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