DC Cooling Centers

DC cooling centers 

The District calls a hyperthermia alert when the heat index is 95° or above. Help your homeless neighbors stay cool this summer using these great resources.

Where to go

These air conditioned locations are open to the public during a hyperthermia alert. 


Anyone in need of transportation to one of these centers should call the hyperthermia hotline at 202-399-7093. 

WAMU has a comprehensive list of cooling centers in MD and VA. Call 311 for more information about cooling center locations.


More information

For additional info about extreme heat, visit www.72hours.dc.gov