PINELLAS COUNTY - Cold night shelters throughout the county are prepared to open this winter as needed to offer overnight shelter whenever temperatures plunge.
The shelters are activated anytime the temperature is predicted to drop to 40 degrees or below in the county. The shelters open at about 6 p.m., accept guests all night long, and close the following morning. Shelter guests are provided a hot evening meal, a warm safe place to spend the night and breakfast the following morning.
Shelter locations include the following:
First United Methodist Church of Tarpon Springs 501 E. Tarpon Ave. Tarpon Springs, 937-3271
Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church 110 S. Ft. Harrison Ave. Clearwater, 446-3001
Northwest Presbyterian Church 6330 54th Ave. N. St. Petersburg, 544-4551
The Turning Point 1801 5th Ave. N. St. Petersburg, 823-7811
Solid Rock Christian Recovery Center 4224 28th St. N. St. Petersburg, 521-6306
Garden of Peace Lutheran Church 6161 22nd Ave. N. St. Petersburg, 384-9221
Call Michael Amedi, cold night shelter coordinator, at 543-2600 or Cliff Smith, assistant director of Human Services, at 464-8448.