Pinellas Co. To Open Cold Shelters

Pinellas County, Fla. (Newsradio WFLA) - Pinellas County will open cold night shelters for the homeless Sunday night, it said in a news release.

Temperatures are predicted to be in the low 40s with strong wind gusts and “feels like” temperatures in the 30s. The shelters will accept guests all night and close the following morning at approximately 6:00 a.m. Shelter guests will be provided a hot evening meal, a warm, safe place to sleep overnight and breakfast the following morning.

This activation is predicted to last one night as temperatures are expected to warm up on Monday, Jan. 21. However there will be further notice should they open on additional nights. For more information, contact Lauren Wolf at (813) 951-5632.

Shelters for adult men and women will open Sunday by 6:30 unless stated otherwise at the locations listed below:


  • Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church: (110 S. Ft. Harrison Ave.)
  • Location opens at 5 p.m.
  • Church Phone: (727) 446-3001
  • Capacity: 90

St. Petersburg

  • Northwest Presbyterian Church: (6330 54th Ave. N.)
  • Church Phone: (727) 544-4551
  • Capacity: 75
  • The Turning Point (1810 5th Ave. N.)
  • Phone: (727) 823-7811
  • Capacity 25
  • Salvation Army (1400 4th Street S.)
  • Phone: (727) 822-4954
  • Capacity: 50
  • My Place in Recovery (1655 16th St. S.)
  • Capacity: 20

Pinellas Park

  • Boys and Girls Club of the Suncoast (7790 61st St. N.)
  • Phone (727) 547-5437
  • Capacity: 150

Tarpon Springs

  • Boys and Girls Club of Tarpon Springs (111 W. Lime St.)
  • Phone: (727) 937-6837
  • Capacity: 40-50

Families will be placed in family shelters. Citizens needing those accommodations should call 2-1-1, Tampa Bay Cares, Inc. for information.

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