ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A wind chill brought in colder weather for the Tampa Bay region this week.
As temperatures drop, cold weather shelters have been made available for those who may be in need of a warm place to stay overnight.
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Cold weather shelters will be available in the following counties at the following locations:
Individuals needing shelter are asked to contact Jericho Road Ministries for help.
Men can seek shelter at 1090 Mondon Hill Rd. in Brooksville, phone number: (352) 799-2912 ext.103.
Women can seek shelter at Mary's House located 1163 Howell Ave. in Brooksville, phone number: (352) 799-2912 ext.109.
Hernando County Office of Public Information is also asking for cold weather donations, including jackets, hats, gloves, blankets, and sleeping bags. They will be accepted from Wednesday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The office is located at 18900 Cortez Blvd. in Brooksville and can be reached at (352) 754-4083.
Two shelters are allowing pets, including: Brandon Community Center and Jackson Springs Recreation Center. Limited pet supplies will be available and all pets must be leashed. Pet owners have been encouraged to bring their own crates, pet food, blankets, and pet medications. For more information on Hillsborough County cold weather shelters, check out their website.
Brandon Community Center, 510 E. in Brandon, which will open at 6 p.m. for individuals, families, and their pets. Phone number: (813) 635-8179
Jackson Springs Recreation Center, 8620 Jackson Springs Road in Town 'N Country, which will open at 6 p.m. for individuals, families, and their pets. Phone number: (813) 554-5004
The following shelters will also be made available in the county for individuals and their families, with few exceptions which are listed below:
- Hands of Hope Outreach at New Hope @ the Cornerstone, 310 N. Collins St. in Plant City
Opens at 6 p.m.
Phone: (813) 323-4013
- Wimauma Senior Center, 5714 North St. in Wimauma
Opens at 6 p.m.
Phone: (813) 671-7672
- Metropolitan Ministries, 2106 N. Florida Ave. in Tampa
This location is where families go for motel vouchers before 5 p.m.
After hours phone: (813) 209-1077
- Salvation Army, 1514 N. Florida Ave. in Tampa
Open now for adults
After hours phone: (813) 221-4440
Cold weather shelters will be made available Tuesday through Saturday night. The shelters will open around 6 p.m. every night and close the following morning at 7 a.m. Families are asked to call the United Way to set up their cold weather arrangements.
Joining Hands Mission, 3333 U.S. Hwy 19 N., Suite 1 in Holiday, Phone number: (727) 215-8084
Restored Hope has limited services and individuals are asked to call (352) 437- 4815 before 6:00 p.m. daily.
Samaritan Project of Zephyrhills has limited services and individuals are asked to call (813) 810-8670 before 9:00 p.m. daily. No pets are allowed.
Cold weather shelters in Pinellas County will be made available Wednesday through Friday night around 6 to 6:30 p.m. until around 6 a.m. the following day, unless otherwise indicated. The shelters may remain open Saturday night as well if it remains cold. Families with children are asked to call 2-1-1 to make arrangements for family shelters.
The Boys and Girls Club in Pinellas Park, 7790 61st St. N., Phone number: (727) 547-5437
Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 110 S. Ft. Harrison Ave. in Clearwater, Church Phone: (727) 446-3001. This shelter will be made available at 5 p.m.
Northwest Presbyterian Church, 6330 54th Ave. N. in St. Petersburg, Church Phone: (727) 544-4551
The Turning Point, 1810 5th Ave. N. in St. Petersburg, Phone number: (727) 823-7811
Salvation Army, 1400 4th St. S. in St. Petersburg, Phone number: (727) 822-4954
My Place in Recovery, 1655 16th St. S. in St. Petersburg
First United Methodist Church of Tarpon Springs, 501 E. Tarpon Ave., (727) 937-3271
Salvation Army of West Polk Community of Hope, 2620 Kathleen Rd. in Lakeland, Phone number: (863) 940-9696
Talbot House Ministries in Lakeland, 814 N. Kentucky Ave., Phone number: (863) 687-8475
Lighthouse Ministries in Lakeland, 215 E. Magnolia St., Phone number: (863) 687-4076
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