WEATHER ALERT: County Activates Cold Night Shelters

Frozen grass as a result of cold weather pattern. Courtesy Wikimedia
Frozen grass as a result of cold weather pattern. Courtesy Wikimedia
Pinellas County officials announced Tuesday that local cold weather shelters will be open through the night, as temperatures continue to drop in Florida.

The following is a news release issued by the county of Pinellas Tuesday morning: 

The cold night shelters for the homeless will remain open tonight (Tuesday, January 7, 2014).


The shelters open at approximately 6 p.m., accept guests all night long, and close the following morning at approximately 6 a.m.  Shelter guests are provided a hot evening meal, a warm safe place to spend the night, and breakfast the following morning. 

We will advise you should they open on additional nights. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact either Cliff Smith (727) 698-1809 or (727) 893-7627 or Sarah Snyder at (727) 424-1355 or (727) 528-5762.  Thank you.


2013-2014 Cold Night Shelters


Adult Men and Women


Primary Shelter       


Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church

110 S. Ft. Harrison Avenue

Clearwater, FL  33756

Church Phone: 442-3677

Capacity:  75



Back-up Shelter      


St Cecelia Catholic Church

820 Jasmine Way

Clearwater, FL   33756

Church Phone: 447-3494

Capacity: 45



Pinellas Park


Boys & Girls Club of the Suncoast in Pinellas Park

7790 61st Street North

Pinellas Park, FL 33781

Phone: 574-5437

Capacity: 150


NOTE: Transportation to and from this shelter and downtown St Petersburg will be provided by Boley, Inc.





St. Petersburg


Northwest Presbyterian Church

6330 54th Ave. North

St. Petersburg, FL  33706

Church Phone: 544-4551   

Capacity: 75


Salvation Army

1400 4th Street South

St. Petersburg, FL  33701   

Phone: 822-4954        

Capacity: 25


The Turning Point

1810 5th Ave. North

St Petersburg, FL 33713

Phones: 823-7811

Capacity: 25



Tarpon Springs

St Timothy’s Lutheran Church

812 E. Tarpon Avenue

Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Capacity: 25             





Families will be placed in motels on cold nights.  Call Sarah Snyder or Cliff Smith to make arrangements for a family:


Sarah Snyder:  (727) 424-1355 (c) or (727) 528-5762 (o) Cliff Smith (727) 698-1809 (c) or (727) 893-7627 (o)



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