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 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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