Alachua County has consolidated down to one emergency shelter. The general population, those with pets, and those with special needs are sheltered at the Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center (1028 N.E 14th Street, Gainesville).
For those considering using the emergency shelters, please remember that shelters are a last resort.
General population shelters do not provide cots or beds. Bring any needed bedding. When packing to go to a shelter, please bring special dietary foods, baby food, diapers (and other child necessities), prescription medications, a small cooler of ice if refrigeration is needed as the shelter cannot be responsible for your medications. Also bring spare clothing, personal care items (hygiene, toiletries, etc.), spare eyeglasses/contacts, and identification.
For more information call 311.