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 2013-2014 season, NCHP served over 250 guests.


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, 2014 and ends on March 31, 2015. The program operates every night during this time frame, regardless of inclement weather and on all holidays.


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

  1. Volunteer your time or resources – we can still use help from evening assistants.  Follow the links to read the NCHP Volunteer OpportunitiesVolunteer Frequently Asked Questions, and the NCHP Training Packet.
  2. Contribute items from the Hypothermia Prevention Wish List.

Questions about the Hypothermia Prevention program? Read our FAQs or contact Susan Alger at 571-323-1383 or Nate King at 571-323-9569.