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Cold weather shelters are opening Wednesday night

Posted at 9:37 AM, Jan 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-18 16:44:43-05


The following cold weather emergency shelter locations will be open beginning at 7:00 PM, Wednesday, 1/17/2018; and will close as necessary based on weather conditions as outlined in the Cold Weather Shelter Plan.

West County Senior Center

2916 State Rd. #15

Belle Glade

Transportation to shelters will be via Palm Tran at designated pick up locations. Transportation information can be obtained by contacting:

Palm Beach County Crisis Line

Dial 211 or toll free at (866) 882-2991

Palm Beach County Division of Emergency Management

(561) 712-6400 or (561) 712-6428


Martin County, in partnership with the American Red Cross, will open one cold weather shelter tonight, Wednesday, January 17 between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. 

Shelter Location
Gertrude Walden Child Care Center
601 SE Lake Street
Stuart, FL 34994


 The Source, a local Christian outreach ministry for the homeless and needy, will remain open to provide cold night shelter in Vero Beach for the night of:
Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Source is located at: 1015 Commerce Avenue in Vero Beach. Guests can arrive anytime today. The facility will remain open until 6:00 p.m. Friday, January 19. Regular operating hours will resume on Saturday. Donations would be sincerely appreciated. In addition to monetary donations, the facility is specifically in need of eggs, milk, and orange juice.


Okeechobee County in partnership with the Okeechobee Chapter of the American Red Cross will open a cold weather shelter at 7:00 PM tonight, Wednesday January 17, 2018.

Lockdown of the shelter will be at 10 PM.

The shelter will be located at the Douglas Brown Community Center, 826 Northeast 16th Avenue, Okeechobee FL 34972.

(Story updated to clarify Okeechobee Co. shelter will open Wednesday night)

County government supplied the shelter information on this page.