Hypothermia Prevention Program
The hypothermia shelters operate seven days a week from December through March.
The Hypothermia Prevention Program incorporates the collaborative work of area faith communities, civic organizations, businesses, and individual volunteers.
If you see someone unsheltered who may be at risk for hypothermia, please call the police non-emergency number, 703-691-2131.
Fairfax County has six emergency shelters for individuals and families who are homeless. These shelters are operated by community nonprofit organizations under contract with the county. The shelters have additional capacity during winter months to take in people overnight who are at risk of hypothermia.
Services and Partner Agencies
Need information and/or referrals for emergency food,
shelter, clothing, transportation, health care and dental
services, job training, job search, and legal assistance?
Fairfax County Coordinated Services Planning (CSP)
703-222-0880, TTY 711
2017 Continuum of Care Program Update
The Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) Program provides significant financial resources to communities throughout the country as well as mandating procedures and policies for implementing a local housing crisis response system. Notices regarding the CoC Program competition and Fairfax County's Collaborative Application (our community's request for funds) are available here.
About the Health & Human Services System
This agency is a part of the Fairfax County Health & Human Services System (HHS). The HHS System is a network of county agencies and community partners that support the well-being of all who live, work, and play in Fairfax County.