FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. — With temperatures likely to drop into the 40s again Monday night in Flagler County, a cold weather shelter is opening for those who need a place to get out of the chilly weather.

The Sheltering Tree will open at 5 p.m. Monday at the Rock Transformation Center, formerly Church on the Rock. The shelter is for the homeless and anyone who is without heat. It will close at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

“Flagler County has experienced a few cold fronts during January, and we continue to urge those who lack adequate housing or adequate heat for their residences to come to the cold-weather shelter,” said Health and Human Services Director Joseph Hegedus. “The Sheltering Tree and the Rock Transformation Center will provide cots and meals. We — Flagler County — will be providing transportation to the shelter for those who need it.”

  • The shelter is located at 2200 N. State St. The cold-weather shelter will open at 5:30 p.m. each evening and will close at 8 a.m. the following day.

  • Transportation is available for those who need it throughout Flagler County. There are two routes that follow the schedules below. Both will arrive at Church on the Rocks at 5 p.m.

    • On the east side of the county:

      • Dollar General at Publix Town Center on Market Avenue, 3:30 p.m.

      • Near the McDonald’s at Old Kings Road, South and State Road 100 at the dirt road on the east side, 4 p.m.

      • Dollar Tree by Carraba’s in the parking lot, 4:30 p.m.

      • Palm Coast Main Branch Library, northwest corner of Palm Coast Parkway and Belle Terre Parkway, 4:45 p.m.

    • On the west side of the county:

      • Dollar General at County Road 305 and Canal Avenue in Daytona North, 4 p.m.

      • Bunnell Free Clinic, 703 Moody Blvd., 4:30 p.m.

      • First United Methodist Church in Bunnell, 205 N. Pine St., 4:30 p.m.

The Sheltering Tree is under the umbrella of the Flagler County Family Assistance Center and is a non-denominational civic organization that was created in 2011 to provide cold-weather sheltering in Flagler County. For more information, call 386-437-3258.