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Polk County, FL Homeless Shelters, Supportive Housing, Halfway Housing, Transitional Housing, Day Shelters

Shelter Listings is dedicated to serving the homeless and low-income.  We have listed out the shelters and services we have in Polk County, FL below. This list has homeless shelters, halfway houses, affordable housing, etc. The database consists of over 4,000 listings and includes emergency shelters, homeless shelters, day shelters, transitional housing, shared housing, residential drug alcohol rehabilitation programs and permanent affordable housing.  


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The Transition House Bartow WRC for Men
Bartow, FL 33830
407-892-5700
Residential re-entry program for men
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Lighthouse Ministries - Jay And Eloise Troxel Family Life Center (for Women And Children)
Lakeland, FL 33801
863-687-4076
Transitional housing
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Talbot House Ministries Of Lakeland
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 687-8475
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization, emergency shelter and food
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Lake Wales Housing Authority Lake Wales
Lake Wales, FL 33853
(863) 676-7414
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing
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Lakeland Presbyterian Apartments (for Seniors Ages 62+)
Lakeland, FL 33801
863-688-4608

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Wilson House Recovery Halfway House
Lakeland, FL 33806
(863) 859-7503
ong-term, 12-18 month, mens residential program.
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Lakeland Housing Authority Lakeland
Lakeland, FL 33815
(863) 687-2911
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing
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Winter Haven Housing Authority
Winter Haven, FL 33880
(863) 294-7369
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing
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Homeless Coalition of Polk County
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 687-8386
Homeless Coalition
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Salvation Army Emergency Shelter and Feeding Program
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 682-8179
emergency shelter and food program.
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Lake Wales Care Center Lake Wales
Lake Wales, FL 33853
(863) 676-6678
Transitional housing, basic needs assistance
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The Auburndale Bridge Transitional Housing For Women
Auburndale, FL 33823
863-967-8190

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Polk County Housing & Neighborhood Development Bartow
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 534-5240
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing
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Haines City Housing Office Haines City
Haines City, FL 33844
(863) 421-3680
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing
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The Agriculture And Labor Program, Inc. Lake Alfred
Lake Alfred, FL 33850
863-956-3491-22
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs
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Lighthouse Ministries - Men's Gospel Rescue Mission (for Men)
Lakeland, FL 33815
(863) 687-4076

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Presbyterian Homes And Housing Foundation Of Florida - Lakeview Presbyterian Homes (lakeview Place)
Lakeland, FL 33801
863-687-3401

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Types of Shelters and Services we provide


We provide many categories of shelter for those in need and in need of services. They include:

Day Shelters supplement homeless and low-income people when the shelter their staying in only offers shelter on an overnight basis. Case management is often provided and sometimes there are laundry and shower facilities.  Meals and basic hygiene may also be offered.  Almost all day shelters provide their services free of charge. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows clients to stay during the day is also classified under this category.

Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless & low-income. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day.  Meals and other supportive services are often offered.  3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.

Halfway Housing helps transition individuals and families from shelters or homelessness to permanent housing. Length of stay is usually anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.  Residents are often required to pay at least 30% of their income toward program fees.  Sometimes the money they pay in fees is returned to them when they leave. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows their clients to stay more then 6 months is also classified under this category.

Permanent Affordable Housing is a long-term solution for housing. Residents are often allowed to stay as long as they remain in the low-income bracket but is sometimes limited 3 - 5 years.  Residents pay no more then 30% of their income towards rent. Emergency shelters, homeless shelters and transitional housing programs that allow their clients to stay without a maximum stay is also classified under this category.

Drug And Alcohol Rehab programs are intended to treat alcohol and/or drug dependency.  The cost of participating in one of these programs and the method of treatment range significantly. The database operated on this website only includes residential rehab programs (not outpatient programs). We also provide Access to Recovery (ATR) Grant programs for substance abuse treatment. 



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Supportive Housing Programs that provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living; or who need access to case management, housing support, vocational, employment and other services to transition to independent living.

Shared Housing Programs helps bring low income persons together and helps prevent homelessness by providing affordable housing options. This service is good for families, disabled persons, and others wanted more companionship. ShelterListings.org finds these shared housing locations and lists them throughout our website.

Rooming House or Boarding House A rooming house is a building in which renters occupy single rooms and share kitchens, bathrooms, and common areas. The location may be a converted single family home, a converted hotel, or a purpose built structure. Rooming houses may have as few as three rooms for rent, or more than a hundred. The same goes for boarding houses. We list these types of residences throughout ShelterListings.org.