Hypothermia Assistance


Hypothermia alerts are activated when the National Weather Service forecasted temperature including wind chill is or will be 32 degrees Fahrenheit or below; or when the temperature is forecasted to be 40° Fahrenheit or below and the forecasted chance of precipitation is fifty percent or greater. Transportation to shelter is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. See someone outside in need of shelter or a welfare check, call the Shelter Hotline at 202-399-7093 or dial 311. If there is an immediate risk to safety call 911. Families needing shelter may also visit the Virginia Williams Family Resource Center at 920 Rhode Island Ave. NE, Mondays through Thursdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and Fridays between 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The Center is closed on Federal holidays.