As Temperatures Dip, Local Shelter Offers Additional Shelter Services
Article by Fatimah Waseem, Reston Now
Beginning this month, all three of Fairfax County’s emergency centers that serve single adults instituted a “no turn-away policy.” Through March 31, the North County Human Services Building on 1850 Cameron Glen Drive will be open to individuals through the hypothermia prevention program.
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.
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, 2017 and ends March 31, 2018. The program operates every night during this time frame, regardless of inclement weather and on all holidays.
Help is needed to operate this center. Volunteer your time or resources or contribute items from the Hypothermia Prevention Wish List.