We must come to see that the end we seek is a society at peace with itself, a society that can live with its conscience.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Montgomery, Alabama, March 25, 1965.
Everyone Home DC advocates for funding to end homelessness and other issues that directly affect people experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity in the District.
How to Help During Heat Emergency
1) Know the signs of heat exhaustion and heatstroke: Indicators of heat exhaustion are dark-colored urine, pale skin, profuse sweating, rapid heartbeat, muscle or abdominal cramps, dizziness, confusion, and fainting. If left unaddressed, heat exhaustion can lead to heatstroke, a medical emergency. Symptoms include throbbing headaches, red, hot, and dry skin, lack of sweating despite the heat, muscle weakness or cramps, rapid heartbeat, rapid, shallow breathing, seizures, and unconsciousness.
2) Know what to do: If you see someone experiencing or at risk for a heat emergency, express concern and offer to call the Hyperthermia Hotline (1-800-535-7252 or 211). They can provide transportation to cooling stations or shelters. If someone is experiencing heatstroke, call 911. Spending a dollar or two on a water bottle or getting a free cup of water from a friendly restaurant can help folks beat the heat.
3) Advocate with us: Ending chronic homelessness is urgent, possible, and cost-effective. Stay tuned for updates and action alerts.
To discuss Everyone Home DC advocacy efforts in more detail, contact Abby Sypek at firstname.lastname@example.org