Hillsborough County: Cold weather shelters will open tonight, Dec. 1

With limited capacity, Hillsborough County cold weather shelters will open tonight, Dec. 1, for the homeless and for 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 Tuesday night.

Important changes for this season: The congregate shelter will be at limited capacity to comply with social distancing recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control. 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 will be provided one if they do not have one. Dinner and breakfast will be served in single-service containers.

Hillsborough County is partnering with Amazing Love Ministries to provide a limited-capacity cold weather shelter for adults.

Amazing Love Ministries
3304 E. Columbus Drive in Tampa
Opens at 6 p.m. for adults
Media interviews available at this location

A limited number of single-night motel vouchers also are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration is required by calling the numbers below. Deadline to call is 5 p.m.

  • Women and families can call (813) 209-1222.
  • Men can call (813) 209-1056.
  • Single men and couples without children can call (813) 402-8871.

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