MVT CID Releases New Resource to Assist our Homeless Neighbors this Winter
Tuesday November 30, 2021
In support of the health, safety, and well-being of all of our neighbors, including those neighbors who are unhoused or unstably housed, MVT CID partnered with The h3 Project to create a “Who to Call Fact Sheet” to provide residents, businesses, and other community stakeholders with scenario-based steps they can take to assist neighbors experiencing housing insecurity. MVT CID funds and supports The h3 Project in its work to ensure that meaningful support is provided to our homeless neighbors.
If you come across an individual in need of assistance, please call (833) 439-6757 and let them know where the individual is located along with a description. Some signs an individual might be in need of outreach include:
- Flailing arms
- Expressions of paranoia
- Extremely poor hygiene
- Dressing improperly for the weather
- Verbally requesting assistance
If you witness an individual in need of immediate medical assistance, is acting violently or threatening violence, please call 911.
Similarly, cold temperatures have reached levels that can cause hypothermia, which can lead to death. During hypothermia season, the District’s Shelter Hotline facilitates 24-hour access to shelter programs and services. If you see someone who is not adequately dressed, please call 202-399-7093 or 311. If you come across someone appearing to be suffering from hypothermia or another medical issue, call 911.