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Here's where to find DC shelters open during cold weather emergencies

Wind chills in the teens, single digits and even below zero are forecasted Friday into Saturday morning.

WASHINGTON — With a Weather Watch Alert issued for dangerously low wind chills, the District is preparing residents for what to do if a "Cold Emergency Alert" is issued. The alert is activated in D.C. when the temperatures and wind chill drop below 15 degrees or when the temperatures along with the wind chill is 20 degrees and is accompanied by snow, rain or other possible severe weather.

READ: Find a full timeline of Thursday/Friday severe weather. 

When the District activates a cold weather or hypothermia alert, certain services are provided to keep all D.C. residents safe, including:

  • Access to emergency shelter 
  • Access to overnight warming sites
  • Transportation to facilities (call the shelter hotline at 202-399-7093 or dial 311)

Below, you'll find a list of resources to use during severe weather. 

Hypothermia/Cold Emergency Alert Night Shelters for Women

  • Adams Place Day Center at 2210 Adams Place NE
  • Community for Creative Non-violence (CCNV) at 425 2nd Street NW
  • Sherwood Recreation Center at 640 10th Street NE
  • Harriet Tubman Shelter at 1900 Massachusetts Avenue SE #27
  • St. Josephine Bahkita at 6010 Georgia Avenue NW
  • Patricia Handy Place for Women at 1009 11th Street NW

Hypothermia/Cold Emergency Alert Night Shelters for Men

  • Community for Creative Non-violence (CCNV) at 425 2nd Street NW
  • Church of Epiphany at 1317 G Street NW
  • Salvation Army at 3335 Sherman Avenue NW
  • 801 East Shelter at 2722 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE
  • Adams Place Shelter at 2210 Adams Place NE
  • New York Avenue Shelter at 1355-57 New York Avenue NE
  • Patricia Handy Legacy at 810 5th Street NW
  • Trinidad Recreation Center at 1310 Childress Street SE

Shelter for LGBTQ+

  • Living Life Alternative at 400 50th Street SE

Youth hypothermia sites (18-24)

  • Safe Haven at 4900 Quarles Street SE
  • SHINE (LGBTQ+) at 4904 Quarles Street NE
  • The Sanctuary at 511 Mellon Street SE\

Editor's Note: A previous version of this article included a few shelters that are no longer providing these services. The list above has been updated.

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