The Shelter is part of Fairfax County’s Hypothermia Prevention Program: one of the county’s most successful—and important—public-private partnerships. The program relies on nonprofit and faith-based community partners to help carry out the life-saving mission to give our most vulnerable neighbors a safe place stay from the cold.

The program partners with more than 200 faith communities with 55 host sites, mainly churches, synagogues, mosques and other places of worship across the county, as well as nine government agencies and four nonprofit groups.