NJ Warming Centers

Code Blue notifications and resources opened in response to severe cold or storm events change as quickly as the weather. This listing reflects information most recently received but you should always call ahead to confirm that the locations noted are still available. If no records are listed below, there are currently no active Code Blue Declarations in effect.

How Code Blue Works

When temperatures drop below freezing, and conditions pose a threat to individuals who are homeless or medically fragile, a network of agencies throughout New Jersey helps people obtain shelter, food and clothing. During times such as these, county or municipal government will often initiate a Code Blue Alert which enables authorities to take homeless adults to shelter programs that have agreed to make additional beds available. Warming Centers are also opened during stated hours to provide residents with a place that they can go to warm up.

County Offices of Emergency Management together with county government will communicate Code Blue Alerts and the opening of Warming Centers through local media and social media outlets. Often this information is also posted on municipal and county websites. Additionally, many counties have started sharing this information with NJ 2-1-1. As we hear of locations that are available when a Code Blue Alert is activated, the information will be made available here. 

Homeless Hotlines

A Homeless Hotline for each county is also provided as a resource for assistance for those who are homeless. To find additional resources (beyond what is noted below) in your area, search our resource database (in the search bar at the top of this page) using the search term: emergency shelter. To get further details on a county’s homeless hotline and shelter, search using the term: emergency shelter clearinghouses

Bergen County

Next Steps Initiative

120 S River St.

Hackensack , NJ 07601

Tel: 201-336-6475

Open: 9:30am to 11:00am and 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Code Blue activated for December 15 through March 15.


Situp Shelter

120 S River St

Hackensack, NJ 07601

Tel: 201-336-6475

Open: Overnight Hours from December 15 to March 15

Open from December 15 to March 15. Adds 15 additional spaces for people to sit up with a blanket and have breakfast in the morning.


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Burlington County

CONTACT of Burlington County

Central Intake Line

Burlington County, NJ

Tel: (856) 234-8888

Open: 7:00pm January 4 through 10:00am January 10, 2017.

Code Blue is in effect from 7:00 PM Wednesday, January 4 through 10:00 AM Monday, January 10, 2017. Code Blue covers the evening hours, providing a night of shelter. CONTACT of Burlington County serves as a central intake line. People calling in need of shelter will be directed to a location within the county. Call CONTACT at 856-234-8888 for shelter sites. Individuals will be assessed and recommended to the appropriate shelter sites.


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Cumberland County

St. Teresa's Church

46 Central Avenue

Bridgeton , NJ 08302

Tel: 888-410-3973

Open: 6:00pm - 6:00am

Code Blue activated from January 8 and January 9, 2017.


St. Andrews Episcopal Church

186 E. Commerce Street

Bridgeton, NJ 08302

Tel: 888-410-3973

Open: 6:00pm - 6:00am

Code Blue activated for January 5 through January 7, 2017.


Trinity United Methodist Church

100 S. 2nd St.

Millville, NJ 08332

Tel: 888-410-3973

Open: 6:00pm - 6:00am

Code Blue activated for January 5 through January 9, 2017.


Full Gospel Assembly of God

1059 W. Landis Ave.

Vineland, NJ 08360

Tel: 888-410-3973

Open: 8:00pm - 6:00am

Code Blue activated for January 5 through January 9, 2017.


First Presbyterian Church

800 E. Landis Ave.

Vineland, NJ 08360

Tel: 888-410-3973

Open: 6:00am - 8:00pm

Code Blue activated for January 5 through January 9, 2017.


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Hudson County

Kearny Warming Center

53 S Hackensack Avenue

Kearny , NJ 07032

Tel: 973-344-6852

Open: Call for availability

Special instructions: Call for space availability.

Code Blue activated from January 6 through January 8, 2017. Call center first to confirm space availability. Call the Hudson Homeless Hotline for families encountering homelessness 800-624-0287.


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Morris County

Morris County Homeless Hotline

Tel: 211 or (877) 746-5211

Open: 24/7

A Code Blue has been called for January 10, 2017.


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Salem County

First Assembly of God

380 Georgetown Road

Carney's Point , NJ 08069

Tel: 856-299-2821

Open: Guests must sign in by 9:00pm each night

Special instructions: Guests must sign into the warming center by 9:00pm each night

Code Blue activated for January 5 through January 9, 2017. Guests must sign into the warming center by 9:00pm each night.


The River Church Salem

91 Walnut Street

Salem, NJ 08079

Tel: 856-275-7279

Open: Guests must be signed in by 9:00pm nightly.

Special instructions: Guests must sign in to the warming center by 9:00pm each night.

Code Blue activated from January 5 through January 9, 2017. All guests have to sign in by 9:00pm each night.


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Page last modified/reviewed on December 13, 2016

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