HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — Several cold weather shelters opened Tuesday night in Hillsborough County and Citrus County for those who need a warm place to stay. 

Temperatures expected to dip into the upper 30s and low 40s overnight in the Bay area. 

Anyone who needs a ride to the shelters can call the Hillsborough County Sunshine Line at 813-272-7272 between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to arrange a ride. 

Four shelters will be open:

Hyde Park United Methodist Church, 500 W. Platt St., in Tampa

  • Location available at 6:30 p.m. for adults
  • Phone: (813) 253-5388

Wimauma Senior Center, 5714 North St. in Wimauma

  • Opens at 6 p.m. for adults
  • Phone: (813) 671-7672

Salvation Army, 1514 N. Florida Ave. in Tampa

  • Location available for adults
  • After-hours phone: (813) 226-0055

Jackson Springs Recreation Center, 8620 Jackson Springs Road in Town 'N Country

  • Opens at 6 p.m. for adults and their pets
  • Phone: (813) 554-5004

Metropolitan Ministries, 2106 N. Florida Ave. in Tampa

  • This location is where families can get motel vouchers
  • After-hours phone: (813) 209-1077

A limited number of pet supplies will be available at the pet-friendly shelter. All pets must be leashed, and pet owners are strongly encouraged to bring their own crates, food, blankets, and any medication for their pets.


Salvation Army, 712 S. School Avenue in Lecanto

  • Opens at 7 p.m. for adults 
  • Phone: 352-513-4960

Anyone seeking a cold weather shelter can go to any Citrus County bust stop at the last pickup time and the driver will drop off the person at the Salvation Army at no cost. The person will be picked up at the Salvation Army the next morning and taken back to the same area.