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Activation of the Pinellas County Cold Weather Shelters

St. Petersburg, Fla. (March 15, 2017) – The cold night shelters for the homeless open tonight, March 15. The shelters open between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Shelter guests are provided a hot evening meal, a warm and safe place to spend the night, and breakfast the following morning.

Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church in Clearwater opens at 5 p.m. First United Methodist Church of Tarpon Springs will open at 9:30 p.m., and will accept guests all night and close the following morning at approximately 6 a.m.

Shelters may open on additional nights. For more information, contact Cliff Smith at (727) 893-7627 (office) or (727) 698-1809 (cell). For additional information, visit the County News Page or click to view the flyer, Cold Night Shelters Open.   

2017 Cold Night Shelters
Adult Men and Women

Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church
- Primary Shelter
110 S. Ft. Harrison Ave., Clearwater, FL  33756  
Church Phone: (727) 446-3001  
Capacity:  110  
Note: This shelter opens at 5 p.m.

St. Cecelia Catholic Church - Back-up Shelter  
820 Jasmine Way, Clearwater, FL  33756  
Church Phone:  (727) 447-3494  
Note: This shelter functions as a back-up shelter when Peace Memorial is full.
This shelter MAY NOT OPEN if Peace Memorial does not reach full capacity.

St. Petersburg 
Northwest Presbyterian Church 
6330 54th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, FL  33709 
Church Phone: (727) 544-4551  
Capacity: 75

The Turning Point 
1810 Fifth Ave N., St. Petersburg, FL 33713
Phone: (727) 823-7811
Capacity 25

Salvation Army
1400 Fourth St. S.,  
St. Petersburg, FL  33701   
Phone: (727) 822-4954        
Capacity: 50   

Pinellas Park
Boys and Girls Club of the Suncoast in Pinellas Park

7790 61st St. N., Pinellas Park, FL  33781  
Phone: (727) 547-5437  
Capacity:  150

Tarpon Springs 
First United Methodist Church of Tarpon Springs  
501 E. Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs, FL  34689  
Phone: (727) 937-3271  
Capacity: 40  
Note: This shelter opens at 9:30 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.

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