Shelter Information

Special Needs Shelter Eligibility:

  • People with minor health/medical conditions that require professional observation, assessment and maintenance.
  • People with contagious health conditions that require precautions or isolation that cannot be managed in a general shelter environment.
  • People with chronic conditions who require assistance with activities of daily living but do not require hospitalization.
  • People with the need for medications and/or vital sign monitoring and are unable to do so without professional assistance.

Health Medical Admission Criteria

A person may be eligible for admission to a special needs shelter if they suffer from a health or medical condition which requires:

  • Daily or more frequent dressing changes
  • Daily or more frequent monitoring of vital signs
  • Daily assessment of an unstable condition, e.g. diabetes
  • Assistance with management of an ostomy; continuous peritoneal dialysis,
  • Indwelling catheter
  • Aid with the activities of daily living because of restricted mobility
  • A health care professional to administer medication by injection
  • Administration of frequent doses of intense medications for terminal illness
  • Professional assistance in the use of hi-tech or mechanized medical equipment.
  • Dependence on electrically energized equipment to sustain life
  • Oxygen dependence
  • Custodial care
  • Or is in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy

This is a voluntary registration program and does not guarantee or imply a guarantee of personal safety.  You should register for special needs if you have no other alternative only. You Must bring your own food and personal items.

We have no “pet friendly” shelters. Service animals (with certifications) are allowed at special needs.


Shelters in Bradford County

School

Capacity
Hurrican
& Host

Phone

Fax

Bradford High School
581 N. Temple Ave, Starke

0
2,784

966-6075

966-6020

Bradford Middle School
527 N. Orange St., Starke

270
1,705

966-6705

966-6714

Starke Elementary School
1000 Weldon Street Bldg #4

1,340
1,789

966-6047

966-6868

Lawtey Community School
North Park St. & US Hwy. 301

173
1,310

782-3639

782-1558

Brooker Elem School
18551 Charlotte Ave (SR 18),

0
250

485-1812

485-2036

Hampton Elem School
SR 221 and CR 18

124
376

468-1212

468-1659

Southside Elem School
823 Stanbury St., Starke

131
131

966-6061

964-8881

Pet Shelter
Starke Elementary School 
1000 Weldon Street
Not yet determined capacity 966-6047 966-6868

Supplemental Shelters in Bradford County as needed

School

Phone

Fax

First Baptist Church
163 W Jefferson St
Starke, Florida

904-964-6562
904-964-6166

 

Madison Street Baptist Church
900 W Madison Street
Starke, Florida

904-964-7557
904-364-6877

 

Hope Baptist Church
3900 SE SR 100 E
Starke, Florida

352-473-4188

 

*Pet Shelter is for special needs and general population occupants only

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT NOT ALL SHELTERS WILL BE OPEN FOR ALL EVENTS. THE DECISION TO OPEN A SHELTER WILL BE BASED ON COMMUNITY NEEDS AND MAGNITUDE OF DISASTER OR TYPE OF EVENT. WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE OPENING OF ANY SHELTER VIA THIS WEBSITE, WEAG RADIO, AND CABLE TV.

Contact Information

Lieutenant Brad Witt
Emergency Management Director
945-B N. Temple Ave.
Starke, FL 32091
Office: 904.966.6910
Fax: 904.966.6160

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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