A Warm Bed on a Cold Night: Fairfax County’s Hypothermia Prevention Program
As winter weather brings freezing temperatures, the risk of hypothermia and even death is a very real concern for our homeless population. Fairfax County’s Office to Prevent and End Homelessness is collaborating with local non-profits to safeguard vulnerable residents and provide shelter and services during the winter months through the Hypothermia Prevention Program. In addition, Fairfax County’s human service agencies provide supportive services with case management for homeless individuals and families.
The following sites are operated by shelter providers participating in the hypothermia prevention program. Click on the links below for further information:
Volunteers of America Chesapeake
Ventures in Community Hypothermia Outreach Program
Friends of Falls Church Homeless Shelter
The hypothermia shelters operate from November through March every year, with a "no turn-away" policy during freezing temperatures at all emergency homeless shelters.