One cold weather shelter for the homeless or heatless will open Wednesday, Feb. 12 in Santa Rosa County:


      Ferris Hill Baptist Church located at 6848 Chaffin Street in Milton


Those who would like to stay at the shelter must arrive between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. No one will be admitted after 8:30 p.m. unless brought in by law enforcement.  The shelter closes at 7 a.m. the following morning.  


Cold weather shelters open each night when the temperature is forecast to drop below 40 degrees, December through March.  The shelters are for people who are homeless or heatless, can care for themselves, and are not at risk to themselves or others.  No one will be admitted to the shelter that is under the influence of drugs or alcohol and are unable to walk unaided or are disoriented.