With limited capacity, Hillsborough County’s cold weather shelters program will be activated on Monday, Jan. 17, for the homeless and those who live in homes without adequate heat. The National Weather Service expects local temperatures to dip to or below 40 degrees with wind chill in Hillsborough County.

Hillsborough County Cold Weather Shelters To Open With Limited Capacity Saturday, March 12

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL. – With limited capacity, Hillsborough County’s cold weather shelters program will be activated Saturday night, March 12, for the homeless and those who live in homes without adequate heat.

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

Important changes for this season: Congregate shelters will be at limited capacity and will comply with social distancing recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each resident who chooses to take advantage of cold weather shelters will be screened upon entry. Residents and volunteers will be required to wear a face-covering while inside the shelter, and one will be provided if they do not have one. Meals will be served in single-serve containers.      

Hillsborough County is partnering with The Portico, Homeless Helping Homeless, and Amazing Love Ministries to provide limited-capacity cold weather shelters for adults. 

The Portico 
1001 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33602 
Opens at 6 p.m. for adults 

Homeless Helping Homeless  
801 E. St. Clair St., Tampa, FL 33602  
Opens at 6 p.m. for adults 

Amazing Love Ministries 
3304 E. Columbus Dr., Tampa, FL 33605 
Opens at 6 p.m. for adults 
This site available for media interviews.

Metropolitan Ministries is supplying a limited number of single-night motel vouchers on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration is required by calling the numbers below. Phone lines are open and the deadline to call is 5 p.m. 

Individuals and families can call (813) 209-1176. 

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