• Cold-night shelters open in Central Florida

    By: WFTV Web Staff


    Several cold weather shelters will be opening across Central Florida as temperatures drop dramatically at night.

    Most of the shelters will open Wednesday.

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    Brevard County:

    North Brevard Coalition of Human Services
    Disabled Veterans Chapter 109
    435 N. Singleton Ave.
    Titusville, Florida 32796
    Telephone: 321-269-0109
    Shelter opens at 5:30 p.m. and closes the following day at 8 a.m. Dinner and breakfast will be served.

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    Central Brevard Sharing Center
    113 Aurora St.
    Cocoa, Florida 32922
    Telephone: 321-631-0306
    Shelter opens at 6 p.m. and closes the following day at 7 a.m. Dinner and breakfast will be served.

    His Place Ministries
    1842 South Harbor City Blvd.
    Melbourne, FL 32901
    Tel: 321-674-9009
    Shelter opens at 8 p.m. and closes the following day 7 a.m. Dinner and breakfast will be served.

    Riverside Presbyterian Church at 3400 N. Atlantic in Cocoa Beach will be open Thursday and Friday.



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    Flagler County:

    The Sheltering Tree at 205 N. Pine Street in Bunnell is open. A hot meal will be served at 6 p.m. People should call 386-437-3258 ext. 105 if they have questions.

    Cots are provided, breakfast is served in the morning, and a change of clothes is provided to those who want it. There is no shower.

    First United Methodist in Bunnell at 205 N. Pine St. will open at 5:30 p.m. beginning Wednesday.

    Orange County:

    The Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida put out a call for winter clothing to help the homeless deal with the cold weather. 

    The organization was asking for jackets, men's underwear, sweatpants and blankets, which can be dropped off weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Center for Women and Families, 639 W. Central Blvd., in Orlando.

    The shelter will not turn anyone away Wednesday through Friday. The shelter opens at 7 p.m.

    Orlando Rescue Mission
    410 West Central Boulevard
    Orlando, FL
    Shelter opens at 9 p.m. Wednesday

    Polk County:

    Citrus Connection will provide transportation for those who want to seek shelter from the cold in Lakeland.

    Citrus Connection will provide free transportation on the final runs of the day on Route 22XL from Bartow to the Lakeland Terminal (leaving Polk County Courthouse at 5:12 p.m.), Route 12 from the Winter Haven Terminal to the Lakeland Terminal (leaving Winter Haven at 6:15 p.m.) and Route 47 from Duff Road to the Salvation Army of West Polk in Lakeland (departing Northside Village at 6:38 p.m.).

    A single one-way pass will be provided as well to assist those with a return trip aboard the buses tomorrow.

    The Talbot House at 814 N. Kentucky Ave. and Lighthouse Ministries at 215 E. Magnolia St. in Lakeland are accepting those who need to shelter themselves from the arctic blast of winter weather. The Salvation Army of West Polk is preparing to assist as well.

    Seminole County:

    Rescue Outreach Mission
    1701 Historic Goldsboro Blvd.
    Sanford, FL
    Hot meals served at 5:30 p.m.
    Shelter registration from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
    Shelter closes at 7 a.m.
    Contact Seminole County Emergency Management at 407-665-5102 for more information.

    Volusia County:

    Several churches will become cold weather shelters beginning Wednesday.

    People can meet at North Street Facility at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, and from there, people will be taken to various churches.

    St. Peter Catholic Church in DeLand will remain open Thursday and Friday beginning at 8 p.m.

    Deltona Lakes Baptist Church at 2886 Elkcam Boulevard will open at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and will provide shelter through Friday afternoon. For more information, contact 386-789-2400.

    Votran will coordinate any transportation needs.

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    This story will be updated with more information about shelters when it becomes available.

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