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Cold Weather Shelters Remaining Open In Tampa Bay Area

National Weather Service Tampa Bay
The lows in Tampa Bay Sunday night will be near freezing.

Temperatures have been dropping in the Tampa Bay area this weekend, and some counties are continuing to keep cold weather shelters open Sunday night for those in need.

Bay News 9 Meteorologist Brian Linker said we can expect a high of 55 on Sunday, turning colder and breezy tonight with a low of 39.

Monday will be windy and and sunny, but warmer with a high of 68.

The cold night shelters for the homeless will be open on the following dates, times and places:

Hillsborough County:

Hillsborough County partners with the following organizations to provide cold weather shelters:

Jackson Springs Recreation Center, 8620 Jackson Springs Road, Town 'N Country
Opens at 6 p.m. for individuals and families
Phone: (813) 554-5004

Wimauma Senior Center, 5714 North St., Wimauma
Opens at 6 p.m. for individuals and families
Phone: (813) 671-7672

Brandon Community Center, 510 E. Sadie St. in Brandon
Opens at 6 p.m. for individuals and families
Phone: (813) 635-8179

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

Pinellas County:

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.

For Adult Men and Women


Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church-Primary Shelter

110 S. Ft. Harrison Avenue

Clearwater, FL  33756

Church Phone: (727) 446-3001

Note: This shelter opens at 5 p.m.

St. Cecelia Catholic Church-Back-up Shelter

820 Jasmine Way

Clearwater, FL  33756

Church Phone:  (727) 447-3494

Note:  functions as a back-up shelter when Peace Memorial is full. This shelter may not open if Peace Memorial does not reach full capacity.

St. Petersburg

Northwest Presbyterian Church                     

6330 54th Ave. North                                    

St. Petersburg, FL  33706                              

Church Phone: (727) 544-4551  

The Turning Point

1810 5th Avenue N

St. Petersburg, FL  33713

Phone:  (727) 823-7811 

Salvation Army

1400 4th Street South

St. Petersburg, FL  33701   

Phone: (727) 822-4954        

Tarpon Springs

First United Methodist Church of Tarpon Springs

501 E. Tarpon Avenue

Tarpon Springs, FL  34689

Phone:  (727) 937-3271

Families with Children

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

Pasco County:

Cold Weather Shelters will be opened Saturday,  Jan. 7 and Sunday Jan. 8, 2017  at 6 p.m. in Pasco  County.  The shelters will close at 7 a.m. the following day.

For Families Only Contact United Way 2-1-1

Individuals Only -Men and Women

Joining Hands Missions

3333 US Hwy 19 North,  Suite 1,

Holiday, Florida

Phone: (727) 215-8084

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