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The Salvation Army Red Shield Lodge Emergency Shelter

We operate 24/7/365, we operate on a first come firsts serve basis. We have a capacity of 132 shelter beds, although this is broken down by several programs.

We do not have a waitlist or call ahead list, we do not take reservations. We do not charge, ever. We are not a 1 night shelter, we offer a homeless program to assist with individuals getting from the streets to their feet.

We offer Case Management, meals, shelter, job assistance, insurance assistance, Social Security Assistance. All services are if applicable.

The old practice was set up by forming a line and accepting all persons we could hold. We no longer offer 5 nights for free as we no longer require any form of payment. Our phone number is 813-549-0641.


Each homeless individual seeking shelter may come to our location, should a bed be available. Only an ID is required for occupancy. Should an individual not have an ID, we can work with them to obtain one.

We do run a Sex Offender Background Search prior to admission into our program.

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Shelters near The Salvation Army Red Shield Lodge Emergency Shelter

Metropolitan Ministries

Last Updated Ago Added Jan 13, 2021

Tampa, FL, 33602

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If you have stayed in this shelter, how was your stay?

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  1. Actually very pleasant, except for the occasional, rebel riser's, but there like flies when you're eating, just sho them they'll go.

    Answer posted on Sep 14, 2021 0
  2. Great

    Answer posted on Jan 31, 2022 0

Is this a safe shelter to stay in?

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  1. I think so

    Answer posted on Jul 12, 2021 0
  2. No

    Answer posted on Jul 15, 2021 0
  3. Yes

    Answer posted on Sep 14, 2021 0
  4. No shelter is safe, they attempt to make it safe.

    Answer posted on Nov 27, 2021 0

Do they accept pets at this shelter?

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  1. No

    Answer posted on Nov 27, 2021 0

Do you have any advice for those wanting to stay at this shelter?

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  1. Please make sure you have proper hygiene, they have plenty ; Clean Yourself !! Hair;_teeth, deodorants, etc, and your clothes

    Answer posted on Sep 14, 2021 0

How long can you stay here?

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  1. They will ask you out in 2 days

    Answer posted on Aug 31, 2021 0
  2. That's NOT true it depends on available , an whether you're following the rules

    Answer posted on Sep 14, 2021 0

1 Comment

  1. Vega
    Vega
    Oct 19, 2021Reply
    I was in need of shelter for myself and my daughter. I went to metropolitan Ministries for help, I'm disabled, unable to work, so they denied me help. How is it that someone disabled has to be "able,willing to work" in order to get help.

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