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

Hunterdon

High Bridge Public Library

counties served: Hunterdon

Location

71 Main St
High Bridge , NJ
Phone: 908-638-8231
Open:

Mon, Wed 10:00 am-12 noon, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Fri 10:00 am - 12 noon, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Mercer

NJ 2-1-1

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

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Middlesex

NJ 2-1-1

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

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Unity Square Community Center

counties served: Middlesex

Location

81 Remsen Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ

Must enter before 9:00pm

All guests are required to wear a face mask at all times and have their temperature checked.

NO FOOD OR DRINK WILL BE PERMITTED.

Open:

7:00pm - 7:00am (Doors close 9:00pm)

 

 

 

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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