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Shelter Information

Orange, Osceola, and Seminole County shelters have been announced–including ones that will welcome pets who have been vaccinated (see below).
For those experiencing homelessness in the City of Orlando or City of Sanford, please send persons to the emergency shelters (listed below). Shelters will add capacity to accommodate those seeking refuge from the coming storm.

City of Orlando

Men’s Shelter :

Coalition for the Homeless
18 North Terry Ave., Orlando FL 32801

Orlando Union Rescue Mission (has moved)
3300 W. Colonial Dr. Orlando, FL 32808

Salvation Army
624 Lexington Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32804
407.423.8581 Ext 26480

Women and Children:

Coalition for the Homeless
18 North Terry Ave., Orlando FL 32801

Orlando Union Rescue Mission 
Family Home
1525 W. Washington St.
Orlando, FL 32805

Salvation Army
400 West Colonial Drive, Orlando, Florida 32804
407.423.8581 Ext 26480

City of Sanford (Seminole County):

Rescue Outreach Mission
1701 Historic Goldsboro Blvd.

Tri-County Emergency Shelters

We will publish as information is made available.

Orange County are now confirmed

Orange County Government is slated to open to open 12 shelters on 8 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, which will include four pet-friendly shelters. There will also be special needs/medical shelters. Please DO NOT arrive before Sunday, Sept. 1 at any of the shelters. They will not be open beforehand.

General population shelters: (Note: *indicates a pet-friendly shelter.)

  1. Apopka High School*
  2. Cypress Creek High School
  3. Discovery Middle School
  4. Dr. Phillips High School
  5. East River High School*
  6. Edgewater High School
  7. Evans High School
  8. Freedom Middle School
  9. Lake Nona High School*
  10. Oak Ridge High School*
  11. Ocoee High School
  12. Windermere High School

Visit for a complete and up-to-date list with addresses with information on what to bring, including food, water and bedding material. Please remember, the shelters do not provide or allow cots. If you require a Special Needs/Medical shelter, please contact 311.

Osceola County Shelters are now confirmed

Updated 8/30/2019 2:30PM:

  • Osceola County’s initial Special Needs Shelter will open at 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 31 at the Osceola Council On Aging, located at 700 Generation Pt, Kissimmee, FL 34744. Individuals staying at the special needs shelter should bring their own medicine and other vital supplies.
  • General shelters will open at noon on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at the following locations. Individuals should bring their own materials to shelter in place, including personal supplies, bedding, snacks and games, as well as food for any special dietary needs.
    • Harmony High School (pet-friendly shelter) 3601 Arthur J Gallagher Blvd, St Cloud, FL 34771.
      *Pet owners are responsible for bringing their own pet supplies (food, waste products, litter, beds, crates, etc).
    • St. Cloud High School – 2000 Bulldog Ln, St Cloud, FL 34769
    • Horizon Middle School – 2020 Ham Brown Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34746
    • First Responders will be sheltered at Osceola Heritage Park, and including pets – 1875 Silver Spur Ln, Kissimmee, FL 34744
    • Sex Offenders will be sheltered at the County’s Beaumont Street Facility- 330 N Beaumont Ave. Kissimmee, FL 34741

Seminole County: (Shelters are now confirmed)

    • Crystal Lake Elementary (231 Rinehart Rd., Lake Mary)
    • Lyman High School – Pet-Friendly (855 S Ronald Reagan Blvd., Longwood)
    • Lawton Chiles Middle School (1240 Sanctuary Dr., Oviedo)
    • Midway Elementary School (2368 Brisson Ave., Sanford)
    • Bentley Elementary – Pet Friendly (2190 S Oregon Ave., Sanford)
    • Layer Elementary (4201 FL-419, Winter Springs)
    • Highlands Elementary (1600 Shepard Rd., Winter Springs)
  •  Map of Seminole County Shelters

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