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DC Homeless Shelters to Remain Open During Storm

Friday, October 2, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC - Due to the heavy rains and potential flooding expected in the area over the next several days, the District of Columbia Department of Human Services (DHS) will keep low barrier emergency shelters open 24 hours a day beginning at 7 pm on Friday, October 2 until 7 am on Monday, October 5. The low barrier shelters include:

 Low-barrier Women’s Shelters

  • Harriet Tubman Shelter:  DC General Building 9, 1900 Massachusetts Avenue, SE       
  • John Young Shelter:  117 D Street, NW 
  • Nativity Shelter: 6010 Georgia Avenue, NW      
  • Open Door Shelter:  425 2nd Street, NW  (at E Street)

 Low-barrier Men’s Shelters

  • 801 East Shelter:  801 Making Life Better Lane, SE
  • Adams Place Shelter:  2210 Adams Place, NE 
  • New York Avenue Shelter:  1355-57 New York Avenue, NE 

Also, in addition to regular week day hours, the Day Center at 2210 Adams Place, NE Adams Place, NE will be open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Saturday and Sunday for people experiencing homelessness in the District.  Transportation to the Day Center and low-barrier shelters are available by calling the DC Shelter Hotline at 1-800-535-7252.

If you or someone you know needs shelter or transportation to shelter, call the DC Shelter Hotline at 1-800-535-7252. For more information on storm preparedness, visit http://ready.dc.gov/

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Friday, October 2 – Monday, October 5, 2015