The last few nights have been chilly. At least by Florida’s standards. But it’s not chilly enough to open cold-weather shelters.
The National Weather Service forecasts temperatures in Southwest Florida will get down to the 60s at night this week. That’s not bad, if you have a place to live.
HelloSWFL called churches and shelters to see if they were offering any services right now but most of them said no. It’s just not cold enough yet.
Lee County said once temperatures hit below 40 degrees for a period of time, they work with the Salvation Army to expand services for cold weather. Collier County opens cold weather shelters once it hits below freezing for a few hours.
There are other shelter locations that open up, too, when temperatures get cold enough:
- St. Matthews House
- Immokalee Friendship House
- The Homeless Coalition in Port Charlotte
- Lucy’s Love & Light Ministries