Cold weather shelters opening across Tampa Bay area this week

This week, cold weather shelters for the homeless and those living in homes without enough heat but unable to locate other housing will open throughout the Tampa Bay area.

In Hillsborough County, the National Weather Service predicts that local temperatures will drop to 40 degrees or lower on Monday night due to wind chill. The following groups and Hillsborough County are collaborating to offer adult cold weather shelters with a limited capacity.

Hillsborough County Shelters

  • Amazing Love Ministries
    • 3304 E. Columbus Dr., Tampa, FL 33602
  • Church of God of Prophecy Hyde Park
    • 107 S. Oregon Ave., Tampa, FL 33606
  • Greater New Hope Church Anointed Ministries (Prayer Retreat Center)
    • 2104 Mud Lake Rd., Plant City, FL 33566
  • Hyde Park United Methodist Church
    • 500 W. Platt St., Tampa, FL 33606
  • Legacy Church
    • 3416 N. 15th St., Tampa, FL 33605
  • New Life Church (hosted by Unbroken Dreams, Inc., is pet friendly)
    • 8216 N. 13th St., Tampa, FL 33604
  • Tampa Bay Mission of Hope
    • 212 S. St. Cloud Ave. Building A, Valrico, FL 33594

All shelters will take in guests from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. unless they reach capacity prior to that time.
Organizations interested in hosting a cold weather shelter in Hillsborough County this season can contact Community Relations Coordinator Julie Watkinson at [email protected] for more information.

For families with children, Metropolitan Ministries is offering a limited amount of single-night lodging vouchers on a first-come, first-served basis. It is necessary to register in advance by phoning (813) 209-1176. The last day to call is 5 p.m., and phone lines open at 9 a.m.

The Homeless Leadership Alliance announced on Tuesday night that Pinellas County cold weather shelters will be open. Until the shelter is filled, people are welcome to stay there. Every location offers a cozy and secure place to sleep, and many also offer food.

When the National Weather Service predicts that the “feels like” temperature will drop to 40 degrees or lower throughout the county between 6 p.m., shelters are opened. and six in the morning.

Pinellas County cold weather shelters

Tarpon Springs

  • Boys and Girls Club of the Suncoast
    • 111 W Lime Street
    • 6 p.m. – 6 a.m.


  • First United Methodist Church of Clearwater
    • 411 Turner Street
    • 6 p.m. – 6 a.m.

Pinellas Park

  • Boys & Girls Club
    • 7790 61st Street North
    • 6 p.m. – 6 a.m.

St. Petersburg

  • Northwest Presbyterian Church
    • 6330 54th Ave. North
    • 6 p.m. – 6 a.m.
  • WestCare Turning Point
    • 1810 5th Ave. North
    • 6 p.m. – 6 a.m.
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg
    • 100 Mirror Lake Drive North
    • 6 p.m. – 6 a.m.
    • Please Note: This location requires the use of stairs.
  • Salvation Army
    • 1400 4th Street South
    • 6 p.m. – 7:30 a.m.
  • Allendale United Methodist Church
    • 3803 Haines Rd. N
    • 6 p.m. – 6 a.m.

On chilly evenings, families with children will be housed in family shelters (if room is available). Families seeking information about family shelters in Pinellas County can contact Tampa Bay Cares, Inc. at 2-1-1.

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