TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — As the temperatures drop into the 40s this week, Hillsborough and Hernando county leaders have decided to open cold weather shelters.

The shelters will open at 6 p.m. and are available to the homeless and individuals in homes lacking adequate heating who cannot find accommodations.

In Hillsborough County, cold weather shelters are located at:

  • Hyde Park United Methodist Church, 500 West Platt Street in Tampa
  • New Life Church (pet friendly), 8216 North 13th Street in Tampa
  • Tampa Bay Mission of Hope, 212 South St. Cloud Avenue, Building A in Valrico
  • Legacy Church, 3416 North 15th Street in Tampa

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said Metropolitan Ministries is supplying a limited number of single-night motel vouchers on a first-come, first-served basis for families with minor children. Families with young children should call 813-209-1176 to register.

In Hernando County, cold weather shelters are located at:

  • Men’s Shelter
    • 11014 N Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34601
    • Phone: (352) 799-2912
  • Women’s Shelter (Mary’s House)
    • 1163 Howell Avenue, Brooksville, FL 34601
    • Phone: (352) 799-2912