Polar Vortex Hits DC…N Street Village is Open

It is dangerously cold outside.

 One of the first women to enter the Day Center this morning after spending last night in a friend’s car said,It was so cold last night in that car and this was the only place for me to warm up with a hot shower and warm meals. I am grateful.”

And we are grateful. As our city saw some of its lowest temperatures in over two decades, N Street Village’s doors have remained open for any woman in need — thanks to YOU.

Last night, N Street Village provided 142 women with safe shelter and warm meals. Another 51 individuals and families, because of our affordable housing apartments, had a warm place to come home to.

This morning, our Day Center’s doors opened early to welcome women who have nowhere else to go. Women without homes — some spending last night on the street — have access to warm meals, hot showers, laundry facilities, and a fully stocked weather-appropriate clothing closet.

Today, our Wellness Center is operating with our licensed nurse and primary care clinic offering direct health care and wellness consultations to any women in need.

None of this could be possible without your support and we thank you.  

The District’s hypothermia alert will remain in effect for most of today. Please be mindful of individuals who need relief from the elements and contact the Hypothermia Hotline at 1-800-535-7252.