Tampa Bay, Florida -- Cold weather from the "polar vortex" continues Tuesday with temps only reaching the upper 40's Tuesday and will drop into the low to mid-30's tonight. As a result, cold weather shelters will be open again for those who need a warm place to stay.
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Below you can find info on shelter openings in Tampa Bay which we will be updating throughout the day.
- Jericho Road Ministries Men's Shelter
1090 Mondon Hill Road
Brooksville, FL 34605
Phone: 352-799-2912 ext. 103
Call for hours and info
- Jericho Road Ministries Women's Shelter
1163 Howell Avenue
Brooksville, FL 34601
Phone: 352-799-2912 ext. 109
Call for hours and info
- Brandon Community Center
510 E. Sadie St., Brandon
Hours: Shelter opens at 6 p.m.; accepts families in Brandon area
- Jackson Springs Recreation Center
8620 Jackson Springs Rd., Town 'N Country
Hours: Shelter opens at 6:30 p.m.; accepts families
- Metropolitan Ministries
2010 N. Florida Ave., Tampa
Phone: 813-209-1077 (after hours)
Hours: Shelter opens at 4 p.m.; accepts families and provides meal vouchers
- Salvation Army
1514 N. Florida Ave., Tampa
Hours: Shelter opens at 4 p.m.; adults only
- Wimauma Community Center
5705 Hillsborough St., Wimauma
Hours: Shelter opens at 6 p.m.; accepts families
- United Way - Metropolitan Ministries will provide cold weather hotel sheltering for families with children
- Community Congregational Church
6533 Circle Drive
New Port Richey, FL
Note: No families
- The Holy Ground Shelter
8835 Denton Avenue
Note: Families accepted
For shelter in East Pasco call 813-810-8670. Families with children needing shelter tonight and tomorrow night on the west side of the county should call Dan Campbell at 727-385-4170.
Pasco County Transportation provides service to cold weather shelters via routes 14, 21, 30 free of charge. Riders should tell the driver when boarding they are en route to a cold weather shelter.
Windmoor Healthcare is offering FREE CAB SERVICE to anyone in need of a lift to the various cold weather shelters in Pasco. To utilize this FREE SERVICE, please call Windmoor at 727-548-5733.
The following shelters will open at 6 p.m.
Guests will be accepted all night long until they close the following morning at 6 a.m.
Guests are provided a hot evening meal, a warm safe place to spend the night, and breakfast the following morning. We will advise you should they open on additional nights.
Pinellas shelters are located at:
- Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church (primary shelter)
110 S. Ft. Harrison Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33756
Church Phone: 442-3677
- St Cecelia Catholic Church (backup shelter)
820 Jasmine Way, Clearwater, FL 33756
Church Phone: 447-3494
- Boys & Girls Club of the Suncoast in Pinellas Park
7790 61st Street North, Pinellas Park, FL 33781
Note: Transportation to and from this shelter and downtown St. Petersburg will be provided by Boley, Inc.
- Northwest Presbyterian Church
6330 54th Ave. North, St. Petersburg, FL 33706
Church Phone: 544-4551
- Salvation Army
1400 4th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
- The Turning Point
1810 5th Ave. North, St Petersburg, FL 33713
- St Timothy's Lutheran Church
812 E. Tarpon Avenue, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Families will be placed in motels on cold nights. Call Sarah Snyder or Cliff Smith to make arrangements for a family:
Sarah Snyder: (727) 424-1355 (c) or (727) 528-5762 (o)
Cliff Smith: (727) 698-1809 (c) or (727) 893-7627 (o)
- The Salvation Army Center of Hope
830 N. Massachusetts Ave., Lakeland
Phone: 863-682-8179 ext. 226
Note: Accepts families with children only. Dinner will be provided for families who check in by 5 p.m. Morning check-in is 7:30 a.m.
- Talbot House
814 N. Kentucky Ave., Lakeland
Note: Single men and women only
- Lighthouse Ministries
117 E. Magnolia Street, Lakeland
Note: Men only!
The following shelters will be open Monday, Jan. 6 at 6 p.m. and again on Tuesday, Jan. 7
Salvation Army - Center of Hope
1400 Tenth St., Sarasota, FL 34236
Center of Hope Church
1216 East Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285
St. David's Episcopal Church
401 South Broadway, Englewood, FL 34223
New Hope Community Church
5600 South Biscayne Dr., North Port, FL 34287
For more information, contact the Sarasota County Call Center at 941-861-5000 or visit the All Hazards web site at www.scgov.net.
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