LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — With temperatures expected to dip into single digits overnight Tuesday, many emergency shelters are opening their doors to the homeless.

The Department of Human Services in D.C. has emergency or low-barrier shelters that are designed to keep people safe from extreme weather conditions. The Emergency Shelter program provides beds on a first come, first served basis, to any homeless person.

“Low-barrier” shelters are those that do not have a lot of requirements to get in.

Men’s Emergency Shelters

  • New York Avenue
  • 801 East Shelter
  • Adam’s Place

Women’s Emergency Shelters

  • Nativity Shelter for Women
  • DC General Building 9 Harriet Tubman
  • John Young
  • Open Door

Men’s Emergency Shelters

  • 801 East Shelter (TRP)
  • Community for Creative Non-Violence (CCNV)
  • Emery Workbed Program
  • Homeless Assistance Center at the New York Avenue Shelter
  • La Casa Shelter (TRP)

Women’s Emergency Shelters

  • Calvary Women’s Shelter
  • Community for Creative Non-Violence (CCNV)
  • Emery Workbed Program
  • Madison-House of Ruth-Transitional
  • New Endeavors by Women

For more information, call the 24-hour Shelter Hotline at 1-(800)-535-7252.

The District’s rec centers also are used as warming centers for the homeless during the day. A full list of the city’s rec centers can be found here.

Catholic Charities keeps its hypothermia shelters open between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. when temperatures drop below freezing.

Hypothermia Shelters for Men

  • Banneker Recreation Center
  • Sacred Heart Church
  • St. Luke’s Church

Hypothermia Shelters for Women

  • New Covenant Baptist Church

For more information on the hypothermia shelters, including locations and transportation to and from each site, call the DC shelter hotline at 1-800-535-7252.

All Anne Arundel County district stations will serve as warming stations on Tuesday:

  • Police Headquarters – 8495 Veterans Highway, Millersville
  • Northern District – 939 Hammonds Lane, Baltimore
  • Eastern District -3700 Mountain Road, Pasadena
  • Southern District – 35 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater
  • Western District – 8273 Telegraph Road, Odenton
  • Prince George’s County has set up six warming centers for residents.

    • Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex, 7007 Brock Road in Fort Washington
    • Suitland Community Park School Center, 5600 Regency Lane in Forestville
    • South Bowie Community Center Park, 1717 Pittsfield Lane in Bowie
    • Seat Pleasant Activity Center, 5720 Addison Road in Seat Pleasant
    • Kentland Community Center Park, 2411 Pinebrook Ave. in Landover
    • Deerfield Run Community Center, 13000 Laurel-Bowie Road in Laurel

    Northern Virginia is making preparations for the Arctic air on its way to the region.

    Arlington County said Monday that it will temporarily keep its emergency winter shelter at 2049 15th St. N — near the Courthouse Metro station — open all day Monday and Tuesday. Usually it is open only from 4 p.m. to 9 a.m., but the county wants to make sure that people come in from the streets as temperatures are expected to dip into single digits.

    In Fairfax County, officials are reminding people that the county’s libraries and community centers also serve as warming centers for people who need to come in from the cold. And the county animal shelter is temporarily offering emergency housing for pets that do not have access to indoor shelter.


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