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 open in response to severe cold or storm events and 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.
 
Atlantic County
Feb 2-4
7pm - 7am
Bergen County
Feb 1-6
7pm - 7am
Burlington County
Feb 1-5
7pm - 7am
Camden County
Feb 1-5
7pm - 7am
Cape May County
Feb 1
6pm - 6am
Cumberland County
Feb 1-4
6pm - 6am
Essex County
Feb 1-4
8pm - 8am
Gloucester County
Feb 1-2
9pm - 9am
Hudson County
Feb 1-4
7pm - 7am
Hunterdon County
Feb 1
7pm - 7am
Mercer County
Feb 1-2
7pm - 7am
Middlesex County
Feb 1-3
7pm - 7am
Monmouth County
Feb 1-5
6pm - 9am
Morris County
Feb 1-6
7pm - 7am
Ocean County
Feb 1-2
6pm - 8am
Passaic County
Feb 1
5pm - 12pm
Salem County
Feb 1-6
7pm - 7am
Somerset County
Feb 1-7
7pm - 9am
Sussex County
Feb 1-13
7pm - 6am
Union County
Feb 1-6
7pm - 7am

*Atlantic City has issued a Code Blue on Feb 1, 9pm - 9am.
*Atlantic County: Quaremba Hall is open Mon - Thurs through Mar 9th regardless of Code Blue activation status.
*Hudson County Warming Center is open nightly through Mar 31st, regardless of Code Blue activation status.
*Ocean County: True Vine Ministry is open nightly through Mar 31st, regardless of Code Blue activation status.

Warming Centers

Morris

Hanover Township Community Center

counties served: Morris

Location

15 North Jefferson Road
Whippany, NJ
Special instructions:

After-hours and Weekends contact PD Dispatch

Phone: PD Dispatch 973-428-2512
Open:

Mon - Thurs 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Ocean

NJ 2-1-1

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

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Ocean County Board of Social Services

counties served: Ocean

Location

1027 Hooper Ave
Toms River, NJ

Open during hours of operation.  After-hours, weekends, and holidays call 211 for assistance.

Phone: 732-349-1500
Open:

Mon - Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm
Closed on holidays.

True Vine Ministry

counties served: Ocean

Location

340 Rt 9
Bayville, NJ
Special instructions:

Transportation provided.  Call 848-251-2546 by 6:00 pm

Open nightly from November 1st through March 31st

Phone: 732-608-7706
Open:

7:00 pm - 8:00 am

Riverwood Park Recreation Center

counties served: Ocean

Location

250 Riverwood Drive (off Whitesville Road)
Toms River, NJ

Accepts adults and families with minors from Ocean County.

Transportation provided - Please call 386-315-0168

Phone: 732-341-1000 (Facility)
Open:

5:30 pm - 8:30 am

Passaic

NJ 2-1-1

counties served: Passaic

 

 

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

24 hours a day

Clifton Community Recreation Center

counties served: Passaic

Location

1232 Main Ave (Rear Entrance)
Clifton, NJ

Adults Only.

City residents only.

Please call ahead to check availability 201-739-1475

Phone: 201-739-1475
Open:

As needed, opens at the same time Code Blue is activated

Salem

NJ 2-1-1

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

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Salem County Board of Social Services

counties served: Salem

Location

147 South Virginia Ave
Penns Grove, NJ

Open during hours of operation.  After-hours, weekends, and holidays dial 211 for assistance.

Phone: 856-299-7200
Open:

Mon - Fri 8:00am - 4:00pm; closed on Holidays

Somerset

NJ 2-1-1

counties served: Somerset

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

Bedminster Library

counties served: Somerset

Location

2336 Lamington Rd
Bedminster, NJ
Phone: 908-234-2325
Open:

Mon - Thu 10:00am - 9:00pm
Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat 10:00am - 3:00pm

 

 

 

What is Code Blue? 

When temperatures drop below freezing and conditions pose a threat to unsheltered individuals, 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 adults experiencing homelessness. 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 2-1-1 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. ( Flyer)

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