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Tampa Bay shelters open tonight

Many of Pinellas County's cold-weather shelters will remain open tonight for those who need them.

The shelters generally begin accepting guests between 6 and 6:30 p.m. and are open until 6 a.m. Guests will receive dinner, a place to sleep and breakfast the following morning.

With temperatures currently forecast to drop into the 30s over the next several nights, the shelters may also be open beyond tonight. Officials will review the forecast today before a determination is made.

Shelters for adults:

Clearwater: St. Cecelia Catholic Church, 820 Jasmine Way.

Pinellas Park: Boys & Girls Club of the Suncoast, 7790 61st St. N.

St. Petersburg: Salvation Army, 1400 Fourth St. S; the Turning Point, 1801 Fifth Ave. N.

Tarpon Springs: St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 812 E Tarpon Ave.

Shelters open to families with children:

Clearwater: First United Methodist Church of Clearwater, 411 Turner St.; Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church (backup shelter), 110 S Fort Harrison Ave.

St. Petersburg: American Church of the Beatitudes, 2812 Eighth St. N; Northside Baptist Church, 6000 38th Ave. N; Northwest Presbyterian Church, 6330 54th Ave. N.

Tampa Bay shelters open tonight 01/03/10 [Last modified: Monday, January 4, 2010 8:50am]

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