Hypothermia Prevention Program
The Hypothermia Prevention Program is one of the county’s most successful public-private partnerships. We rely on our nonprofit and faith-based community partners to help us carry out the life-saving mission to give our most vulnerable neighbors a safe place stay from the cold.
The hypothermia shelters operate from November through March, with a "no turn-away" policy during freezing temperatures at all emergency homeless shelters.
- Nearly a 1,000 men and women are provided a safe, warm place to sleep during the winter season.
- More than 2,000 volunteers serve at dozens of houses of worship, including churches, synagogues and mosques.
The program is operated by four nonprofit organizations under contract with Fairfax County.
- Northern Virginia Family Services
- New Hope Housing
For a list of additional resources, check out the Human Services Resource Guide.