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Cold weather shelters to open in Polk County

11:15 AM, Jan 16, 2014   |    comments
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Polk County, Florida -- The American Red Cross is opening cold weather shelters beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 16. 

Shelters include:

  • St. Joseph Catholic Church - 535 Ave. M Northwest, Winter Haven
  • First Presbyterian Church - 16 N 3rd Street, Lake Wales
  • The Salvation Army in Lakeland, only provides shelter for families with children. Dinner will be provided for families who check in by 5 p.m. This shelter will accept families into the night. Morning check-out is 7:30 a.m. The Salvation Army Center of Hope is located at 830 N. Massachusetts Ave. in Lakeland.
  • Talbot House in Lakeland, located in Lakeland at 814 N. Kentucky Ave. For questions about this shelter please call 863-687-8475.
  • Lighthouse Ministries in Lakeland provides shelter to MEN ONLY. Lighthouse Ministries is located at 117 E. Magnolia Street in Lakeland.

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