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Tips for Helping the Homeless as Temperatures Drop



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    As temperatures dip far below freezing this weekend, be on the lookout and ready to help homeless people who may develop hypothermia. 

    For information about homeless centers and shelters in the DMV area and how you can give back, visit these websites: Action in Community Through Service, Bethesda Cares, Catholic Charities, Central Union Mission, Cornerstones, Covenant House Washington, Facets, Messiah United Methodist Church, New Hope Housing, Northern Virginia Family Services, Salvation Army, Street Light, Thrive DC and United Planning Organization.

    In order to get shelter or additional clothing for someone in the D.C. area, call the following numbers:

         -- The District: 202-399-7093 or 311 if calling within the city

         -- Arlington County: 703-228-1010 (24 hours)

         -- Fairfax County: 703-691-2131 (police non-emergency line)

         -- Montgomery County: 311 if calling within the county

         -- Prince George's County: 888-731-0999

         -- Loudoun County: 703-771-5429 (Volunteers of America) or call the sheriff's office 

    Additionally, here is a list of warming centers in the DMV areas where homeless people may go to avoid the cold.

    These centers are in Prince George's County:

    Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex
    7007 Bock Road, Fort Washington, MD
    301-749-4160, TTY 301-203-6030, fax 301-749-4161

    Peppermill Village Community Center
    610 Hill Road, Landover, MD
    301-350-8410; TTY 301-218-6768
    Bowie Community Center
    3209 Stonybrook Drive, Bowie, MD 
    301-464-1737; TTY 301-218-6768
    Temple Hills Community Center
    5300 Temple Hills Road, Temple Hills, MD
    301-894-6616; TTY 301-203-6030
    Kentland Community Center Park
    2411 Pinebrook Ave., Landover, MD
    301-386-2278; TTY 301-445-4512
    Langley Park Community Center
    1500 Merrimac Drive, Landover, MD
    Camp Springs Community Center
    6420 Allentown Road, Camp Springs, MD
    Laurel Beltsville Senior Activity Center
    7120 Contee Road, Laurel, MD

    The City of Manassas is opening one warming shelter:

    Manassas Hope for the Homeless
    8730 Sudley Road, Manassas, VA
    Open Friday, Jan. 22 and Saturday, Jan. 23.

    In Charles County, the following buildings will also operate as warming centers this week:

    Capital Clubhouse
    3033 Waldorf Market Place, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    Department of Community Services
    8190 Port Tobacco Road, Port Tobacco, MD
    Open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Nanjemoy Community Center
    4375 Port Tobacco Road, Nanjemoy
    Open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Richard R. Clark Senior Center
    1210 Charles St., La Plata
    Open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.