Okaloosa, Walton and Santa Rosa Counties will be opening cold weather shelters Wednesday, according to press releases from their respective agencies.

“The National Weather Service predicts a temperature of below 40 degrees in Walton County,” according to a press release from Walton County Emergency Management. ”Freezing temperatures are possible late tonight through tomorrow morning, Thursday November 14, 2019.“

Okaloosa County shelter

North End:

Crestview area Homeless Shelter “Helping Hands House”

120 Duggan Ave.


850- 398-5670

Open from 6 p.m. - 8 a.m.

South End:

One Hopeful Place will NOT function as a cold weather shelter unless the forecast reaches 40 degrees.

Walton County shelter

Defuniak Springs Community Center

361 North 10th Street

Defuniak Springs, 32433

Santa Rosa County

Ferris Hill Baptist Church

6848 Chaffin Street


Open from 6:30 p.m. - 7 a.m.

Those who would like to stay at the shelter must arrive between 6:30- 8:30 p.m. No one will be admitted after 8:30 p.m. unless brought in by law enforcement.