The Cold Weather Emergency Alert is ACTIVATED from Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 4 PM through Thursday, January 27, 2022, at 9 AM.
If you or someone you know needs shelter, call 1-800-535-7252 or 311. For more information Click here.

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Helpful numbers and contacts

Have questions about benefits? Email [email protected] or call the DHS call center at  (202) 727-5355

Reach the shelter hotline or Virginia Williams Family Resource Center: (202) 399-7093

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Office Hours 

64 New York Avenue, NE, 6th floor 
Washington, DC 20002  
Phone: (202) 671-4200 
Fax: (202) 671-4326 
TTY: 711 
Email: [email protected] 

Monday to Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. 

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