TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Tampa Bay counties are opening cold weather shelters ahead of freezing temperatures this weekend.

Emergency officials are asking residents to have a plan in place if they aren’t prepared for dangerous frigid temperatures.

Here is where you can seek shelter from the cold:

Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County cold weather shelters will be open for three nights over the weekend. All shelters will take in guests from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Amazing Love Ministries  
3304 E. Columbus Dr., Tampa, FL 33602 

Church of God of Prophecy Hyde Park  
107 S. Oregon Ave., Tampa, FL 33606 

Greater New Hope Church Anointed Ministries (Prayer Retreat Center)  
2104 Mud Lake Rd., Plant City, FL 33566 

Homeless Helping Homeless  
801 E. Saint Clair St., Tampa, FL 33602       

Homeless Helping Homeless  
3008 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa, FL 33602 

Hyde Park United Methodist Church (preferred media location) 
500 W. Platt St., Tampa, FL 33606 

New Life Church in Tampa (pet friendly) 
8216 N. 13th St. Tampa, FL 33604 
Tampa Bay Mission of Hope  
212 St. Cloud Ave. Building A, Valrico, FL 33594  

Pinellas County

Shelter guests are accepted until the shelter is full. All sites provide a warm and safe place to sleep, and many sites will also serve a meal. Families should call 211, Tampa Bay Cares, Inc. for information about family shelters.

Tarpon Springs

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


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

Pinellas Park

  • Boys & Girls Club of the Suncoast
    • Address: 7790 61st Street North, Pinellas Park
    • Hours: 6 p.m. – 6 a.m.

St. Petersburg

  • Northwest Presbyterian Church
    • Address: 6330 54th Ave. North, St. Petersburg
    • Hours: 6 p.m. – 6 a.m.
  • WestCare Turning Point
    • Address: 1810 5th Ave. North, St Petersburg
    • Hours: 6 p.m. – 6 a.m.
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg
    • Address: 100 Mirror Lake Drive North, St Petersburg
    • Hours: 6 p.m. – 6 a.m.
    • Please Note: This location requires the use of stairs.
  • Salvation Army
    • Address: 1400 4th Street South, St Petersburg
    • Hours: 6 p.m. – 7:30 a.m.

Citrus County

A cold weather shelter will be available at Nature Coast Church, located at 5113 South Suncoast Blvd. in Homosassa. The shelter is open from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Connections building at the Citrus County Family Resource Center (3848 East Parsons Point Road, Hernando) will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for anyone needing a warm place to stay during the day.

Hernando County

Hernando County Emergency Management and Jericho Road Ministries will open two shelters in Brooksville on Friday.

  • Men’s shelter
    • 1090 Mondon Hill Road
    • Brooksville, FL 34605
    • (352) 799-2912 ext.103
  • Women’s shelter (Mary’s House)
    • 1163 Howell Avenue
    • Brooksville, FL 34601
    • (352) 799-2912 ext.109

Pasco County

Pasco County residents who need a place to spend the night must call ahead to confirm space is available. The shelter will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Anyone needing warm place for the night can head to the Mike Fasano Regional Hurricane Shelter, located at 11611 Denton Avenue in Hudson. The shelter will be open at 6 p.m. each evening and close the following morning at 8 a.m.

Transportation to the shelter and meals are not provided.

Manatee County

Salvation Army’s Bradenton location, 1204 14th Street West, will offer space and bedding for 50 additional people. Doors will open at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

Sarasota County

Residents can take shelter at The Salvation Army’s Center for Hope, located at 1400 10th Street, Friday through Sunday, beginning at 5 p.m.

100 Church in North Port (14525 Tamiami Trail) will also open at 5 p.m. on these days.

Polk County

To check shelter availability, call the county’s Citizens Information Line at (863) 401-2234.

Highlands County

A cold weather shelter will open at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center, 4509 George Blvd., in Sebring on Friday and Saturday. The shelter will be open from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

The county said if no one arrives at the shelter within three hours of opening, the shelter will close for the night. Anyone staying in the shelter will have to supply their own bedding and food.

Hardee County

County residents in need of assistance are asked to contact the Hardee Help Center.

  • Apply for blankets or space heaters during office hours, Monday – Friday, 8:30AM – 3:00pm at 713 East Bay Street, Wauchula.
  • Call 863-773-0034 for more information during those times.
  • Call to ask about extended hours that may be activated during cold weather forecasts.

The county said help is available for the elderly, families with small children, residents vulnerable to cold weather exposure due to Hurricane Ian/Nicole damage, or chronically homeless persons.