Cold Weather Shelters Open In Southwest Florida

Jan 3, 2018

With near-freezing overnight temperatures forecast for the next several nights across Southwest Florida, cold weather shelters have opened in the region. 

Below is a list of available shelters by county. 

Lee County

A Lee County press released says The Salvation Army in Fort Myers will expand its sheltering capacity through Saturday morning for those needing shelter from the cold. 

Address: 2476 Edison Ave. Fort Myers, FL 33901

Collier County

A Collier County press release says St. Matthews House in Naples and Immokalee Friendship House in Immokalee will be open. Red Cross will also operate a warming center Wednesday and Thursday at the Golden Gate Community Center in Naples. 

Collier's Department of Health says that Immokalee Community Park has a shelter

St. Matthews House Address:  2001 Airport Rd S. Naples, FL 34112
Immokalee Friendship House Address: 602 W Main St. Immokalee, FL 34142

Immokalee Community Park Address: 321 N 1st St. Immokalee, FL 34142


Charlotte County

A Charlotte County press release says The Homeless Coalition in Port Charlotte will open a cold weather shelter at its location on Kenesaw Street.  The shelter will be open to those needing refuge from the cold from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. Wednesday night and Thursday night.  The American Red Cross will be supporting the shelter with blankets and cots.

Address: 1476 Kenesaw St. Port Charlotte, FL 33948

Sarasota County

Sarasota County's website says two cold weather shelters will be open at The Salvation Army Center of Hope and at the Grace United Methodist Church.

Salvation Army Address: 1400 10th St. Sarasota, FL 34236
Grace United Address 400 E. Field Ave., Venice, FL 34285