The Washington Post

Helping homeless during cold front

The brutal cold that arrived this week should remain for several days, according to the Capital Weather Gang. The forecast calls for freezing temperatures through the weekend, with potential sleet, freezing rain and snow on Friday.

If you see a homeless person or anyone else in need of shelter, or if you need shelter yourself, call one of these numbers:

• D.C. Hypothermia Shelter hotline: 1-800-535-7252.

• Montgomery County Crisis Center: 240-777-4000. (Find additional numbers here.)

• Prince George’s County Homeless hotline: 1-888-731-0999 or 301-864-7095.

• Alexandria Winter Hypothermia Shelter: 703-548-7500.

• Arlington County Emergency Winter Shelter: 703-228-7395.

• Fairfax County non-emergency line: 703-691-2131. (Find a list of shelters here.)

• Falls Church shelter: 703-854-1400.

Mark Berman is a reporter on the National staff. He runs Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and stories from around the country.



Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments
Most Read



Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Your Three. Video curated for you.

To keep reading, please enter your email address.

You’ll also receive from The Washington Post:
  • A free 6-week digital subscription
  • Our daily newsletter in your inbox

Please enter a valid email address

I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please indicate agreement.

Thank you.

Check your inbox. We’ve sent an email explaining how to set up an account and activate your free digital subscription.