Activation of Cold Weather Shelters – Friday, January 25, 2019

The National Weather Service is forecasting temperatures including wind chill in Hillsborough County to dip below the activation threshold this evening. Therefore, Hillsborough County cold weather shelters will open Friday, January 25, 2019 for the homeless and for those who live in homes without adequate heat.

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

Hyde Park United Methodist Church, 500 W. Platt St. in Tampa
Opens at 6 p.m. for adults
Phone: (813) 347-8333
Media interviews available at this location only

Amazing Love Ministries
3304 E. Columbus Dr. in Tampa
Opens at 6 p.m. for adults

Covenant Family Church, 6321 U.S. 301 S. in Riverview
Opens at 6 p.m. for adults
Phone: (813) 716-3996

Jackson Springs Recreation Center, 8620 Jackson Springs Road in Town ‘N Country
Opens at 6 p.m. for adults and their pets
Phone: (813) 554-5004

Wimauma Senior Center, 5714 North St. in Wimauma
Opens at 6 p.m. for adults
Phone: (813) 671-7672

Metropolitan Ministries, 2106 N. Florida Ave. in Tampa
Gym opens today at 6 p.m. for families and single women. Guests should enter off Tampa Street on the south side of the building.
After-hours phone: (813) 209-1077

Salvation Army, 1514 N. Florida Ave. in Tampa
Open all day for adults
After-hours phone: (813) 226-0055

A limited number of pet supplies will be available at the pet-friendly shelter. All pets must be leashed, and pet owners are strongly encouraged to bring their own crates, food, blankets, and any medication for their pets.

Hosting A Cold Weather Shelter
If an organization is interested in hosting a cold weather shelter or volunteering at a shelter this season, please contact Julie Watkinson, Community Relations Coordinator, at (813) 276-2677 for more information.

All cold weather shelters are also accepting donations, such as:

• Hats
• Gloves
• Scarves
• Socks
• Disinfectant wipes and spray
• Toothbrushes
• Toothpaste
• Deodorant
• Disposable cups
• Coffee
• Creamer
• Paper plates
• Paper towels
• Plastic utensils
• Sugar
• Bottled water and
• Breakfast/protein bars.

Hillsborough County operates the Cold Weather Shelters.  All questions about Cold Weather Shelters should be directed to Hillsborough County.