Opening Doors Northwest Florida

Cold Weather Shelters

Special consideration for all shelters

to open on nights the temperature drops below 40°F

Reported: 1/11/2023

Escambia County (Pensacola)

Waterfront Rescue Mission

350 Herman Street

  • Men only
  • They are suspending the $10 fee and breathalyze requirement
  • Warming center open Thursday to Sunday, all day

ReEntry Alliance of Pensacola - REAP Lodges

1310 North S Street

  • Women and Children only
  • Additional space on cots

ReEntry Alliance of Pensacola - Max-Well Respite Center

2200 North Palafox St. 

  • Men with children and Couples. 
  • REAP will not turn anyone away, as they have overflow at their main office at 1000 W Blount Street

Santa Rosa County (Milton)

Ferris Hill Baptist Church

6848 Chaffin Street

  • Men and Women
  • Check-in from 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • No one will be admitted after 8:30pm, unless brought in by law enforcement
  • The shelter closes at 7am each morning
  • Open through March, whenever the temperature drops below 40 degrees
  • Only service animals (with verification of rabies vaccination) are permitted to stay with guests
  • Phone: 850-623-3500