Tampa Bay area cold weather shelters open Friday and Saturday nights

Pinellas County list of cold weather shelters Jan 2022

Cold weather shelter information provided by Pinellas County

Pinellas: Cold night shelters activating

Cold night shelters in Pinellas County will be open on Friday, Jan. 28 and Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, the Homeless Leadership Alliance announced today. The shelters will open between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Shelter guests are accepted from when the shelters open each night until the shelter is full. All sites provide a warm and safe place to sleep, and many sites also serve a meal. Shelters are activated when the National Weather Service expects the “feels like” temperature to hit 40 or below across the county between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. Guests will be advised if the shelter will be open on additional nights as conditions warrant.

The following cold weather shelters are available to adult men and women:

Tarpon Springs

  • Boys and Girls Club of Tarpon Springs
    • Address: 111 W Lime Street, Tarpon Springs, FL  34689
    • Hours: 6:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.


  • The Refuge Outreach Church
    • Address: 606 Alden Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33755
    • Hours: 6:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.
  • First United Methodist Church of Clearwater
    • Address: 411 Turner Street, Clearwater, FL 33756
    • Hours: 6:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.

Pinellas Park

  • Boys & Girls Club of the Suncoast in Pinellas Park
    • Address: 7790 61st Street North, Pinellas Park, FL 33781
    • Hours: 6:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.
    • Please Note: Transportation will be provided from St. Pete First United Methodist Church (212 3rd St. N, St. Petersburg) and St. Vincent de Paul (384 15th St. N, St. Petersburg) beginning at 5:00 p.m.

St. Petersburg

  • Northwest Presbyterian Church
    • Address: 6330 54th Ave. North, St. Petersburg, FL  33709
    • Hours: 6:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.
  • Salvation Army
    • Address: 1400 4th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL  33701    
    • Hours: 7:00 p.m. – 5:30 a.m.
  • The Turning Point
    • Address: 1810 5th Ave. North, St Petersburg, FL 33713
    • Hours: 6:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.

Families with children will be placed in family shelters on cold nights (if space is available). Families should call 2-1-1, Tampa Bay Cares, Inc., for information about family shelters.

Cold weather shelter information provided by Hillsborough County

With limited capacity, Hillsborough County’s cold weather shelters program will be activated this weekend on Friday night, Jan. 28, Saturday night, Jan. 29, and Sunday night, Jan. 30, for the homeless and those who live in homes without adequate heat. The National Weather Service expects local temperatures to dip to or below 40 degrees with wind chill in Hillsborough County.

The availability of motel vouchers will be limited because of a busy event weekend.

Important changes for this season: Congregate shelters will be at limited capacity and will comply with social distancing recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each resident who chooses to take advantage of cold weather shelters will be screened upon entry. Residents and volunteers will be required to wear a face covering while inside the shelter, and one will be provided if they do not have one. Meals will be served in single-serve containers.

Hillsborough County is partnering with The Portico and Amazing Love Ministries to provide limited-capacity cold weather shelters for adults.

The Portico

1001 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33602
Opens at 6 p.m. for adults

Amazing Love Ministries

3304 E. Columbus Dr., Tampa, FL 33605
Opens at 6 p.m. for adults

Metropolitan Ministries and Tampa Crossroads are supplying a limited number of single-night motel vouchers on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration is required by calling the numbers below. Phone lines turn on at 9 a.m., and the deadline to call is 5 p.m.

Individuals and families can call (813) 209-1176.

Individuals and couples without children can call (813) 702-0850.

Cold weather shelter information provided by Pasco County

  • Pasco County to Provide Cold Weather Sheltering
  • Saturday & Sunday evenings

As extremely cold air moves into our area, Pasco County is coordinating with the Coalition for the Homeless of Pasco County to provide Cold Weather Sheltering on both sides of the county Saturday, January 29 and Sunday, January 30, 2022, for anyone needing a warm place to spend the night.

To make sheltering arrangements for either night, you must call the Coalition for the Homeless of Pasco County at (727) 842-8605, Extension 6, as follows:

  • Friday, January 28 – until 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 29 – from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

The extreme cold expected this weekend could be dangerous to anyone who will be outside for long periods of time. Children, the elderly, and pets are especially vulnerable to the cold, and extra care should be taken to protect them.

We will update this information from other counties as it becomes available

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