NJ Warming Centers

Code Blue notifications and resources change quickly. Click "read more" to access current activations and warming centers.

New Jersey Code Blue

Current Code Blue Activations 
Please be aware that Code Blue notifications and resources opened in response to severe cold or storm events change as quickly as the weather. Our listing reflects information most recently received by the counties. You can also refer to your county’s Office of Emergency Management web page.
*Code Blue Declarations below refer to the night of the listed date, unless otherwise stated. If no counties are listed below, there are no currently active declarations.
 
Bergen County
Dec 1
7pm - 7am
Burlington County
Dec 1
7pm - 7am
Camden County
Dec 1
7pm - 7am
Cape May County
Dec 1
6pm - 6am
Cumberland County
Dec 1
6pm - 6am
Gloucester County
Dec 1
9pm - 9am
Hudson County
Dec 1
7pm - 7am
Hunterdon County
Dec 1
7pm - 7am
Mercer County
Dec 1
9am - 9am
Middlesex County
Dec 1
7pm - 7am
Monmouth County
Dec 1
6pm - 9am
Morris County
Dec 1,2,4,7
7pm - 7am
Ocean County
Dec 1
7pm - 7am
Passaic County
Dec 1
9pm - 9am
Somerset County
Until Further Notice
8pm - 9am
Sussex County
Dec 1 - 7
6pm - 6am
Union County
Dec 1
7pm - 7am
 
*Hudson County Warming Center is open nightly through Mar 31st, regardless of Code Blue activation status.
*Ocean County's True Vine Ministry is open nightly through Mar 31st, regardless of Code Blue activation status.

Warming Centers

Camden
Cape May

NJ 2-1-1

counties served: Cape May
Phone: Dial 211 or 877-652-1148
Open:

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Cape Community Church

counties served: Cape May

Location

1159 US Hwy 9
Cape May Court House, NJ
Special instructions:

Transportation available via Fare Free Transportation. Pick-up promptly at: 
* 5:45pm - 2600 Bayshore Road Villas (Lower Township Municipal Building in bus shelter in front of building)
* 6:00pm -  201 Hirst Ave Rio Grande (Parking lot of the Branches Outreach Center)
Transportation will be provided from the Warming Center, back to the pick-up location via Fare Free in the morning. 

Adults only.  Consumers that are accompanying a minor child in a Code Blue declaration should call 211 for assistance.  

Open:

Open overnight as needed
Oct, Dec, Feb, Apr

Cumberland

NJ 2-1-1

counties served: Cumberland

Text your zip code to 898-211
or
Call 2-1-1 or 877-652-1148

Open:

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Gloucester

NJ 2-1-1

counties served: Gloucester
Phone: Dial 2-1-1 or 877-652-1148
Open:

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Hudson

NJ 2-1-1

counties served: Hudson
Phone: Dial 2-1-1 or 877-746-5211
Open:

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Hudson County Warming Center

counties served: Hudson
Special instructions:

Guests must arrive by the established shuttle system.
Guests who miss the final pick up time should call 2-1-1.

Adults ONLY. 
Access the Warming Center via shuttle from the designated pick up locations and times listed.
Overnight clients will be brought back to Jersey City and Hoboken beginning at 8:00am and dropped off at existing drop-in center.

Not ADA accessible.

Open:

CSPNJ Drop In-Center, 422 MLK Drive, Jersey City: 5:30 PM (line formation begins at 5:15 PM)
Journal Square, JFK Blvd and Pavonia Ave: 6:00 PM (line formation begins at 5:45 PM)
North Bergen Town Hall, 43rd St/Kennedy Blvd: 7:00PM (line formation begins at 6:45PM)
Hoboken Terminal, Observer Highway/Park Ave: 7:30 PM (line formation begins at 7:15 PM)

Hunterdon

NJ 2-1-1

counties served: Hunterdon

Families with minor children only.

Individuals and couples should contact the Hunterdon Helpline.

Phone: Dial 2-1-1 or 877-652-1148
Open:

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Bunnvale Library

counties served: Hunterdon

Location

7 Bunnvale Rd
Califon, NJ
Phone: 908-638-8884
Open:

Wed 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thurs, Fri 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

 

 

 

What is Code Blue? 

When temperatures drop below freezing, and conditions pose a threat to individuals who are homeless, a network of agencies throughout New Jersey help people obtain shelter. During times such as these, County Offices of Emergency Management together with municipal government will often initiate and communicate a Code Blue Alert which enables authorities to make shelter arrangements for homeless adults. The shelter arrangements may include the opening of Warming Centers for this specific need. The Code Blue activations, deactivations and Warming Center listings that you find on this page are based on what NJ 211 receives from the individual counties. 

 Code Blue Activations/Deactivations

Once a county declares a Code Blue, the information is shared through local media and social media outlets. It is also shared with NJ 211 and posted to this page. The activation dates are listed and once the Code Blue is deactivated, it is removed from this page. 

 Warming Centers

Many public libraries, shopping centers and senior activity centers serve as Warming Centers during business hours. Additional after-hours and overnight Warming Centers will be listed below for the public to view.

 Statewide Homeless Hotline

For further assistance, you may reach the Statewide Homeless Hotline by dialing 211 or 877-652-1148 (If you are using a rotary dial phone, please dial 1-877-746-5211). Services are accessible in various languages for non-English speakers. (download flyer)

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