Here’s what to do if you are in need of shelter, or see someone in need of a warm place to stay.
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.
Two warming centers will also be open:
- Sherwood Recreation Center: 640 10th St. NE (women only)
- Emery Recreation Center: 5801 Georgia Ave. NW (co-ed)
For a full list of shelter sites click here.
In Prince George’s County, the shelter hotline number is 1-888-731-0999. A list of warming centers open in the county can be found here.
In Montgomery County, the county crisis hotline number is 240-777-4000.
Arlington County’s emergency winter shelter is open overnight and can be reached at 703-228-7395. It’s located at 2020-A 14th St. N.
Fairfax has a number of emergency shelters throughout the county. If you or someone is in need, call the county’s non-emergency number at 703-691-2131. A full list of shelters can be found here.
Alexandria’s winter hypothermia emergency shelter can be reached at 703-548-7500, ext. 231. For additional shelter services, call 703-746-5700.