On November 1, 2019, Arlington will activate its Cold Weather Plan to keep people who are homeless safe when the weather becomes extremely cold this winter.
Emergency Winter Shelter
The Homeless Services Center located at 2020-A 14th St N (Courthouse area) and operated by Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN) offers 50 year-round beds, five medical respite beds, and has an additional 25 slots from November 1 through March 31 each year. Other facilities have been designated to handle overflow in the event of extremely severe weather. During this period individuals seeking emergency shelter do not have to call ahead. They can just show up for shelter that night and will be sent the next day to the Department of Human Services for intake.
People staying at the shelter get a safe place to sleep as well as food, a hot shower, laundry facilities and access to a range of services through the Department of Human Services and community partners.
Where to Call for Immediate Assistance
The Department of Human Services Community Assistance Bureau (CAB) is the first call to make for help if you or someone you know is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. We help Arlington residents find shelter, emergency food, housing and other vital services. Referrals can be made to all Arlington County shelters.