Hypothermia Risk for Those without Shelter

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Hypothermia Risk for Those without Shelter

Who to call if you are concerned about someone sleeping outside in severe weather:

During Business Hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.): Housing and Human Services, 703-248-5005 (TTY 711)
After Hours: Police Department Non-Emergency, 703-248-5053

Through March 31, 2018, additional shelter resources are available to those who are homeless. Hypothermia Shelters have a no “turn away” policy and give the homeless an opportunity to protect themselves from severe weather. For additional information, please visit the website.

Additional Info…


Below is information about shelters in the City of Falls Church as well as those in the Northern Virginia area.

Winter Homeless Shelter
Friends of Falls Church Homeless Shelter is open November 15 through March 31 only, providing relief from harsh winter weather. The shelter opens at 6 p.m. each day and closes at 8 a.m. The shelter is located at:
217 Gordon Road
Falls Church, VA 22046

Those seeking services should call the shelter at 703-854-1400.

Emergency Shelter Program
The City of Falls Church contracts with Fairfax County, which has six emergency shelters for individuals and families who are homeless. These shelters are operated by community nonprofit organizations under contract with Fairfax County. The shelters have additional capacity during the winter months to take in people overnight who are at risk of hypothermia.

For detailed information on the six shelters, or to contact the shelters, visit Fairfax County’s website. The six shelters are:
Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter (Falls Church, Fairfax County)
Eleanor U. Kennedy Shelter (Richmond Highway – Fort Belvoir)
Embry Rucker Community Shelter (Reston)
Katherine K. Hanley Family Shelter (Fairfax)
Mondloch House (Richmond Highway-Alexandria)
Shelter House (Falls Church, Fairfax County)
Hypothermia Risk
If you see someone at night who is unsheltered and you think could be at risk of hypothermia, call the Police Department’s non-emergency phone line at 703-248-5053.