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Hypothermia Watch Partner Program

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Hypothermia Watch Partner Program

The Hypothermia Watch Partner Program provides emergency shelter between November 1st and March 31st each year, and is also available during Hypothermia Alerts that are based on the National Weather Service forecasts.

The hypothermia season begins November 1 and ends March 31. Hypothermia is a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when a person's internal body temperature is less than 95 degrees Fahrenheit; Normal body temperature is about 98.6degrees Fahrenheit. When hypothermia occurs, the body loses heat faster than it is able to produce heat.
Eligibility: Residency in the District of Columbia.

How to Obtain Benefits and Information: Call the 24-hour Shelter Hotline at: 1(800) 535-7252.
More hypothermia information:
2010-2011 Winter Plan*
2010-2011 Hypothermia Shelters
2010-2011 Shelter Hotline Cards*
12- and 24-Hour Low Barrier Emergency Shelters
Homeless Services
Hypothermia Facts
Links to Organizations That Help the Homeless
Shelter Transportation Schedules
Shelter Hotline 1(800) 535-7252

Any life-threatening concerns can also be reported to 9-1-1.

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