What’s happening? Every year the cold winter weather poses a threat to our most vulnerable residents. In response, Fairfax County has issued the Hypothermia Prevention Program. This program has provided warm food, shelter, clothing, and other supportive services for the homeless during the winter months since 2005.
What else should I know? Fairfax County’s Hypothermia Prevention Program will open every day, countywide, starting on December 1st until March 31st. The County has multiple emergency shelters for individuals and families who are homeless, and you can find the full list of shelters here. We have a "no-turnaway" policy; no one needs to sleep in the cold.
What can I do to help? The most important thing you can do is make sure you spread awareness to other community members and those in need. We have informational flyers in English and Spanish.
If you see someone who is unsheltered and at risk of hypothermia you can call the FCPD non-emergency phone number at (703) 691-2131.
If it is an emergency, please dial 911.
For more information, please visit the Hypothermia Prevention Program.