Hypothermia Prevention

During the winter months of December through March, unsheltered homeless adults living around our community have a place to seek shelter from the cold weather.

Cornerstones partners with Fairfax County to operate the North County Hypothermia Prevention Program (NCHP), one of three hypothermia prevention sites in Fairfax County.  The center works to prevent weather-induced illness and loss of life among unsheltered homeless adult men and women in our community.

Unsheltered homeless people are those who, whether by choice or by lack of shelter space, live outdoors, in cars, or in other places unsuitable for human habitation.  During the 2012-2013 season, NCHP served over 250 guests.

Location

North County Human Services Building
1850 Cameron Glen Drive
Reston, VA 20190

Just ¼ mile from the Embry Rucker Community Shelter.  For more information call 703-437-1975.

NCHP begins on December 1, 2013 and ends on March 31, 2014. The program operates every night during this time frame, regardless of inclement weather and on all holidays.

Volunteer

Help is needed to operate this center. Look below for ways you can volunteer and get involved.

1. Volunteer your time or resources – we have filled our quota for catering and serving meals for the NCHP, but we can still use help from evening assistants.  Follow the links to read the NCHP Volunteer Opportunities and Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions.

2. Contribute items from the Hypothermia Prevention Wish List.

Questions about the Hypothermia Prevention program? Contact Susan Alger at 571-323-1383 or Nate King at 571-323-9569.