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A list of cold weather shelters open tonight

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Pinellas County

The cold night shelters for the homeless will be open :

Thursday Night, January 23, 2014

Friday Night, January 24, 2014

The shelters open at approximately 6 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. We will advise you should they open on additional nights.

2014 Cold Night Shelters

Adult Men and Women Clearwater Primary Shelter

Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church 110 S. Ft. Harrison Avenue Clearwater, FL 33756 Church Phone: 442-3677 Capacity: 75

Clearwater Back-up Shelter

St Cecelia Catholic Church 820 Jasmine Way Clearwater, FL 33756 Church Phone: 447-3494 Capacity: 45

Pinellas Park

Boys & Girls Club of the Suncoast in Pinellas Park 7790 61st Street North Pinellas Park, FL 33781 Phone: 574-5437 Capacity: 150

NOTE: Transportation to and from this shelter and downtown St Petersburg will be provided by Boley, Inc.

St. Petersburg

Northwest Presbyterian Church 6330 54th Ave. North St. Petersburg, FL 33706 Church Phone: 544-4551
Capacity: 75

Salvation Army 1400 4th Street South St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: 822-4954
Capacity: 25

The Turning Point 1810 5th Ave. North St Petersburg, FL 33713 Phones: 823-7811 Capacity: 25

Tarpon Springs St Timothy's Lutheran Church 812 E. Tarpon Avenue Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 Capacity: 25


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)

Pasco County Cold Weather Shelters will be opened at 6:00 pm on Thursday, 1/23/2014.

The following shelters will be open:

Community Congregational Church 6533 Circle Drive New Port Richey 727-597-0428 *No Families Contact The Samaritan Project 813-810-8670

The Holy Ground Shelter 8835 Denton Avenue Hudson *Families Accepted Contact Restored Hope 716-228-1004

Families Only Families with children ONLY Contact Dan Campbell with Metropolitan Ministries 727-385-4170

For additional shelter information or for future scheduled shelter openings, please contact the United Way at 2-1-1.

Pasco County Transportation provides service to cold weather shelters via routes 14, 21, 30 free of charge during normal operating hours. Riders should tell the driver when boarding they are en route to a cold weather shelter.

In addition, Windmoor Healthcare is offering free cab service to anyone in need of a lift to the various cold weather shelters in Pasco once the temperature falls below 40oF. To utilize this free service, please call Windmoor Healthcare at 727-548-5733.

Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County Sunshine Line announced it will offer transportation to various cold weather shelters on Thursday, Jan. 23 at no cost to individuals who are homeless or live in homes without adequate heat.

Due to freezing temperatures predicted for Hillsborough County, emergency cold weather shelters will open tonight, Jan. 23. Individuals who need transportation assistance to a cold weather shelter in Hillsborough County, should call 813-276-8136 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. to arrange a ride.

Hillsborough County Open Emergency Cold Weather Shelters Thursday night

Emergency cold weather shelters will open this evening, Jan. 23 for the homeless and those who live in homes without adequate heat. The National Weather Service expects the local wind chill factor to be 31 degrees tonight.

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

Brandon Community Center, 510 E. Sadie St. in Brandon This shelter opens at 6 p.m. and is for homeless individuals and families with children in the Brandon Area. Phone: 813-635-8179

Metropolitan Ministries, 2010 N. Florida Ave. in Tampa This shelter opens at 4 p.m. and is for families. After hours phone: 813-209-1077

Salvation Army, 1514 N. Florida Ave. in Tampa This shelter opens at 4 p.m. and is only for adults. After hours phone: 813-221-4440

Jackson Springs Recreation Center, 8620 Jackson Springs Road in Town 'N Country This shelter opens at 6:30 p.m. and is for adults and families. Phone 813-554-5064

Wimauma Community Center, 5705 Hillsborough St. in Wimauma This shelter opens at 6 p.m. and is for adults and families. Phone 813-635-3500

The Brandon Community Center, Jackson Springs Recreation Center, and Wimauma Community Center are also accepting donations of shelter supplies, such as hats, gloves, scarves, blankets, disinfectant wipes, disposable cups, coffee, creamer, paper plates, plastic utensils and sugar. Those wishing to donate supplies should contact each individual shelter.

Residents who need to be outside overnight or during the early morning hours are encouraged to dress in several warm layers. Pets should not be left outside during the cold weather.

Sarasota County and Charlotte County Emergency Management have coordinated with the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and community faith-based partners to provide cold weather sheltering for those in need. The following shelters will be open today (Wednesday):

Sarasota Salvation Army - Center of Hope, 1400 Tenth St., Sarasota, FL 34236

Venice Grace United Methodist Church, 400 East Field Ave., Venice, FL 34285, will open at 5 p.m.

Englewood St. David's Episcopal Church, 401 South Broadway, Englewood, FL 34223, will open at 6 p.m.

North Port New Hope Community Church, 5600 South Biscayne Dr., North Port, FL 34287, will open at 7 p.m.

Hernando County

Residents that need to seek shelter from the cold may contact Jericho Road Ministries.

Men's Shelter: 1090 Mondon Hill Road, Brooksville, FL 34605, Phone: (352) 799-2912 ext.103

Women's Shelter: 1163 Howell Avenue, Brooksville, FL 34601, Phone: (352) 799-2912 ext.109

If transportation is needed to a cold weather shelter, you may utilize a free transportation service by calling Windmoor Healthcare at 727-548-5733.

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