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Cold night shelters to open this weekend

2/15/2013 4:14:44 PM

Contact: Mary Burrell, Operations Manager, Pinellas County, (727) 453-3065

Immediate Release

Feb. 15, 2013

Media Contact

Mary Burrell

Operations Manager

(727) 453-3065

Cold Night Shelters to Open This Weekend

The Pinellas County cold night shelters for the homeless will be open on Saturday, Feb. 16 and Sunday, Feb. 17.

The shelters open at approximately 6 p.m., accept guests all night long, and close the following morning at approximately 6 a.m. Shelter guests are provided a hot evening meal, a warm safe place to spend the night and breakfast the following morning.

Adult Men and Women

Clearwater Primary Shelter:

Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church

110 S. Ft. Harrison Ave.

Clearwater, FL 33756

Church Phone: (727) 442-3677

Capacity: 75

Clearwater Back-up Shelter:

St. Cecelia Catholic Church

820 Jasmine Way

Clearwater, FL 33756

Church Phone: (727) 447-3494

Capacity: 40

Pinellas Park

Boys & Girls Club of the Suncoast in Pinellas Park

7790 61st St. N.

Pinellas Park, FL 33781

Phone: (727) 574-5437

Capacity: 250

NOTE: Transportation to and from this shelter and downtown St. Petersburg St. Vincent DePaul will be provided by Boley, Inc.

St. Petersburg

Northwest Presbyterian Church

6330 54th Ave. N.

St. Petersburg, FL 33706

Church Phone: (727) 544-4551

Capacity: 75

Salvation Army

1400 4th St. S.

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: (727) 822-4954

Capacity: 25

The Turning Point

1810 5th Ave. N.

St. Petersburg, FL 33713

Phone: (727) 823-7811

Capacity: 25

Tarpon Springs

St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church

812 E. Tarpon Ave.

Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Phone: (727) 479-2914

Capacity: 45

Families with children will be placed in motels on cold nights. Call one of the following family coordinators to make arrangements:


Chris Bowers (727) 251-6691

Dan Mettee (727) 798-0035

St Petersburg/Pinellas Park:

Jim Leiby (727) 433-2115

Tarpon Springs:

Mary Delasin (727) 479-2914

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