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Hillsborough Cold Weather Shelters To Open Wednesday Night

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HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – Hillsborough County’s cold weather shelters program will be activated again tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 29, for the homeless and those who live in homes without adequate heat who are unable to find other accommodations.

The National Weather Service expects local temperatures to dip to or below 40 degrees with wind chill in Hillsborough County on Wednesday night. 

Shelter organizers are expecting high demand with limited capacity, so residents who need a warm place to stay are encouraged to use all resources like friends and family as a first option. 

Hillsborough County is partnering with the following organizations to provide a limited-capacity cold weather shelter for adults. All shelters will take in guests from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. unless they reach capacity prior to that time.  

Hyde Park United Methodist Church (Preferred Media Location
500 W. Platt St., Tampa, FL 33606 

Tampa Bay Mission of Hope  
212 S. St. Cloud Ave. Building A, Valrico, FL 33594  

New Life Church (Pet Friendly
8216 N. 13th St., Tampa, FL 33604 
Legacy Church (New Location
3416 N. 15th St., Tampa, FL 33605 

Metropolitan Ministries is supplying a limited number of single-night motel vouchers on a first-come, first-served basis for families with minor children.

All congregate shelters are reserved for adults only. Pre-registration is required by calling the number below. Phone lines turn on at 9 a.m., and the deadline to call is 5 p.m. Families with minor children should call (813) 209-1176.   

Organizations interested in hosting a cold weather shelter this season can contact Julie Watkinson, Community Relations Coordinator, at WatkinsonJ@HCFLGov.net for more information. 

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