Help Those in Need: Hypothermia Hotlines Around the Area

The cold has returned, and with it come concerns about the region's most vulnerable population. Jurisdictions around the area are ready to help the homeless get out of the cold when temperatures dip below freezing.

If you see someone in need, call one of the hotlines below to get help:


Hypothermia Shelter Hotline: 202-399-7093

D.C.'s Hypothermia Shelter Hotline provides transportation to emergency shelters, and distributes items such as blankets, gloves and jackets.

For more, click here.


Montgomery County:

  • Community Crisis Center: 240-777-4000
  • Shelter Services: 240-777-3289
  • Non-Emergency Police: 301-279-8000
  • For more, click here.

Prince George's County:

  • Homeless hotline: 888-731-0999
  • Non-Emergency Police: 301-352-1200
  • For more, click here.



  • Carpenter's Shelter: 703-548-7500
  • Non-Emergency Police: 703-746-4444
  • For more, click here.

Arlington County:

  • Arlington Street People's Assistance Network (A-SPAN): 703-228-7803
  • Non-Emergency Police: 703-558-2222
  • Department of Health and Human Services: 703-228-1350
  • For more, click here.

Fairfax County:

  • Office to Prevent and End Homelessness: 703-324-9492
  • Non-Emergency Police: 703-691-2131
  • You can also call the shelters listed here directly.

Falls Church:

  • Winter Homeless Shelter (217 Gordon Road): 703-854-1400
  • Non-Emergency Police: 703-248-5053
  • For more, click here.

Note: This article was updated in December 2017 to include the most recent information.

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