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Heat Emergency: A heat emergency is in effect for the District of Columbia.
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24-hour Shelter Hotline

Department of Human Services (DHS) maintains a 24-hour shelter hotline to facilitate access to information on available programs and services.

The number to the shelter hotline is: 1-800-535-7252

The District of Columbia is committed to protecting the homeless from extreme weather injury by meeting the demand for shelter during hypothermia (not enoughheat) and hyperthermia (too much heat) seasons.

Hypothermia/Hyperthermia Alerts