Polk County, FL Homeless Shelters

Polk County, FL list of housing resources we have uncovered: Homeless Shelters, Supportive Housing, Halfway Housing, Transitional Housing, Day Shelters, Low Income Housing, Residential Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers.

Shelter Listings is dedicated to serving the homeless and low-income.  We have listed out the shelters and low cost housing services we have in Polk, FL below. This list has homeless shelters, halfway houses, affordable housing, etc. The database consists of over 3,000 listings and includes emergency shelters, homeless shelters, day shelters, transitional housing, shared housing, residential drug alcohol rehabilitation programs and permanent affordable housing. 

The Foundation

Polo Park Blvd
(863) 354-0916

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The Transition House Bartow Wrc For Men

550 N. Restwood Avenue
Bartow, FL - 33830
Residential re-entry program for men

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Lighthouse Ministries - Jay And Eloise Troxel Family Life Center (for Women And Children)

215 E. Magnolia St. (mailing Address)
Lakeland, FL - 33801
Transitional housing

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Talbot House Ministries Of Lakeland

814 N Kentucky Ave
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

10 W Sessoms Avenue
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+)

530 South Florida Ave.
Lakeland, FL - 33801

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Wilson House Recovery Halfway House

PO Box 2461
Lakeland, FL - 33806
(863) 859-7503
ong-term, 12-18 month, mens residential program.

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Lakeland Housing Authority Lakeland

430 Hartsell Avenue
Lakeland, FL - 33815
(863) 687-2911
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Winter Haven Housing Authority

2653 Ave C SW
Winter Haven, FL - 33880
(863) 294-7369
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Homeless Coalition Of Polk County

107 Morningside Dr C
Lakeland, FL - 33803
(863) 687-8386
Homeless Coalition

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Salvation Army Emergency Shelter And Feeding Program

830 N Massachusetts Ave
Lakeland, FL - 33801
(863) 682-8179
emergency shelter and food program.

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Lake Wales Care Center Lake Wales

140 East Park Ave
Lake Wales, FL - 33853
(863) 676-6678
Transitional housing, basic needs assistance

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The Auburndale Bridge Transitional Housing For Women

602 Melton Ave.
Auburndale, FL - 33823

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Haines City Housing Office Haines City

502 East Hinson Avenue
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

300 Lynchburg Road
Lake Alfred, FL - 33850
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs

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Lighthouse Ministries - Men's Gospel Rescue Mission (for Men)

117 East Magnolia Street
Lakeland, FL - 33815
(863) 687-4076

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Presbyterian Homes And Housing Foundation Of Florida - Lakeview Presbyterian Homes (lakeview Place)

515 E. Orange St.
Lakeland, FL - 33801

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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 toward 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. 

Financial Help For the Needy

If you are needy and looking for financial help, check out FinancialHelpResources.com.

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.

Transitional housing

is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessnessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficience to move toward independent living on their own. Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information.