According to Pinellas County, shelters will open Monday and Tuesday nights for the area’s homeless to get out of the cold. Temperatures in some areas are expected to drop into the 30s.
Most of the shelters between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and provide individuals with a hot meal for both dinner and breakfast. The shelters close for the day at 6 a.m.
Shelters for adults include:
- Northwest Presbyterian Church
6330 54th Ave. N
St. Petersburg, FL 33706
Church Phone: (727) 544-4551
- Salvation Army
1400 4th St. S
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: (727) 822-4954
- The Turning Point
1810 5th Ave. N
St Petersburg, FL 33713
Phones: (727) 823-7811
- Boys & Girls Club of the Suncoast
7790 61st St. N
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
Phone: (727) 574-5437
NOTE: Transportation to and from this shelter and downtown St Petersburg will be provided by Boley, Inc. Scheduled pickups from Williams Park and St. Vincent de Paul begin between 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
- Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church
110 S Ft. Harrison Ave.
Clearwater, FL 33756
Church Phone: (727) 446-3001
(Note: This shelter opens at 5 p.m.)
FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN
Families will be placed in family shelters on cold nights. Families should call 2-1-1 to make these arrangements.
More information is on the county’s website.
St. Pete sees the highest concentration of homeless around Williams Park and St. Vincent DePaul off Fifth Avenue North. The city also has a homeless outreach team consisting of law enforcement and a social worker that visits areas where homeless are known to congregate to help them connect to services.