Cold weather shelters open across Tampa Bay

As extremely cold air moves through the Tampa Bay area, county officials in the area are opening up cold weather shelters throughout the week.

The National Weather Service expects local temperatures to dip as low as 40 degrees or less when calculating in the wind chill. 

Officials say the shelters are designated for the homeless or for those who live in homes without adequate heat.


Brandon Community Center, 510 E. Sadie St. in Brandon
Phone: (813) 635-8179

Jackson Springs Recreation Center, 8620 Jackson Springs Road in Town 'N Country
Phone: (813) 554-5004

Hands of Hope Outreach at New Hope @ the Cornerstone, 310 N. Collins St. in Plant City
Phone: (813) 323-4013

Wimauma Senior Center, 5714 North St. in Wimauma
Phone: (813) 671-7672

Metropolitan Ministries, 2106 N. Florida Ave. in Tampa
Phone: (813) 209-1077

- Salvation Army, 1514 N. Florida Ave. in Tampa
After hours phone: (813) 226-0055

Clearwater: Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 110 S Fort Harrison Ave., (727) 446-3001

St. Petersburg:

Northwest Presbyterian Church. 6330 54th Ave. N, (727) 544-4551

The Turning Point, 1810 Fifth Ave. N, (727) 823-7811

Salvation Army, 1400 Fourth St. S, (727) 822-4954

My Place in Recovery, 1655 16th St. S

Pinellas Park:

Boys and Girls Club of the Suncoast in Pinellas Park, 7790 61st St. N, (727) 547-5437

Tarpon Springs:

First United Methodist Church of Tarpon Springs, 501 E Tarpon Ave., (727) 937-3271


West Pasco:

Joining Hands Mission at 3333 U.S. 19 N, Suite 1 in Holiday.

Families can call the United Way at 2-1-1.

East Pasco:

Restored Hope has limited service, but people in need of assistance can call (352) 437-4815 before 6 p.m. daily.

Samaritan Project of Zephyrhills has limited service, and pets are not allowed, but people in need of assistance can call (813) 810-8670 before 9 p.m. daily.


Salvation Army’s Cold Night Shelter 
The shelter will be open from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. and is located 712 S. School Ave., Lecanto, FL 34461.


North County
Salvation Army - Center of Hope, 1400 10th St., Sarasota.

The Salvation Army will conduct its normal cold weather operation plan Tuesday through Friday, which includes the front porch opening at 4 p.m., with intake expected to begin at 6:30 p.m.; the front porch will re-open at 4:30 a.m. and remain open until 5 a.m., when the welcome center opens.
South County
Grace United Methodist Church, 400 E. Field Ave., Venice, will open at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. A hot meal will be provided.

New Hope Community Church, 5600 S. Biscayne Dr., North Port, will open at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday and 7 p.m. Thursday.


Men's Shelter
Shelter from the cold is available at Jericho Road Ministries, Homeless Shelter and Rescue Mission.


Men’s Shelter                  1090 Mondon Hill Road

                                        Brooksville FL  34605

                                        352-799-2912 Ext. 103


Women’s Shelter             1163 Howell Avenue

“Mary’s House”              Brooksville, FL  34601

                                        352-799-2912 Ext. 109