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The Cold Emergency Alert Has Been Activated

Friday, February 13, 2015

The District will operate under a Cold Emergency meaning that additional services and supports are  available to  help people who are experiencing homelessness. Added warming sites are listed with start and ending times below. All standard Winter Plan shelters are also in operation. Please note: start and end times indicated below may be modified  based on weather conditions.

Action Location Population Start Time End Time Status
Warming Site Sherwood Recreation Center
(640 10th Street, NE)
Co-ed 9 pm 7 am To be open
Warming Site Emery Recreation Center
(5801 Georgia Avenue, NW)
Co-ed 9 pm 7 am To be open
Warming Site Greenleaf Recreation Center
(201 N Street, SW)
Women 9 pm 7 am To be open
Alert Night Shelter Banneker Recreation Center
(2500 Georgia Avenue, NW)
Men 9 pm 7 am To be open
Alert Night Shelter Columbia Heights Recreation Center
(1480 Girard Street, NW)
Men 9 pm 7 am To be open
Alert Night Shelter Kennedy Recreation Center
(1401 7th Street, NW)
Men 9 pm 7 am To be open
Alert Night Shelter New Covenant Baptist Church
(1301 W Street, SE)
Women 7 pm 7 am To be open
Alert Night Shelter Community of Christ Church
(3526 Massachusetts Avenue, NW)
Women 7 pm 7 am To be open
Alert Night Shelter Sacred Heart Church
(16th Street and Park Road, NW)
Men 7 pm 7 am To be open
Overflow Shelter Benning Park Community Center
(Southern Avenue and Fable Street, SE)
Co-ed TBD 7 am On standby
Overflow Shelter Greenleaf Recreation Center
(201 N Street, SW)
Co-ed TBD 7 am On standby
  • Warming Sites are open when HSEMA activates the Cold Emergency Alert.
  • Alert Night Shelters are opened every night throughout the season when HSEMA activates the Hypothermia Alert.
  • Overflow Shelters are opened as needed on a Hypothermia Alert night when Alert Night Shelters have reached capacity. Contact the UPO Shelter Hotline for transport or referral to Overflow Shelters that have been opened.

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