What to Do if You See Someone in Need of Shelter During Freezing Weather

  1. If you're in D.C.
    Call the emergency DC Shelter Hotline at (800) 535-7252 or 311 if you or someone else needs shelter. Officials from the United Planning Organization will provide transportation to the appropriate shelter.
  2. Two warming centers will also be open:
    Sherwood Recreation Center: 640 10th St. NE (women only) and Emery Recreation Center: 5801 Georgia Ave. NW (co-ed)
  3. A full list of D.C. shelter sites is available here: http://dhs.dc.gov/node/1135097
  4. If you're in MARYLAND...
  5. Prince George’s County: The shelter hotline number is 1-888-731-0999.
    A complete list of warming centers can be found here: http://wapo.st/1S2cTF1
  6. Montgomery County: The county crisis hotline number is 240-777-4000.
  7. If you're in VIRGINIA...
  8. Arlington County: Emergency winter shelter is open overnight and can be reached at 703-228-7395.
    It’s located at 2049 N. 15th St.
  9. Fairfax County: Non-emergency number at 703-691-2131.
    A full list of shelters: http://wapo.st/1RRt4Xs
  10. Alexandria: Winter hypothermia emergency shelter can be reached at 703-548-7500, ext. 231.
    For additional shelter services, call 703-746-5700.