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 February 8 through 7:00am February 11, 2017.

Code Blue is in effect from 7:00 PM February 8 through 7:00 AM February 11, 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. Andrews Episcopal Church

186 E. Commerce Street

Bridgeton, NJ 08302

Tel: 888-410-3973

Open: 6:00pm - 6:00am

Code Blue activated for February 9 through February 10, 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 February 9 through February 10, 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 February 9 through February 10, 2017.


First Presbyterian Church

800 E. Landis Ave.

Vineland, NJ 08360

Tel: 888-410-3973

Open: 6:00am - 8:00pm

Code Blue activated for February 9 through February 10, 2017.


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Essex County

Essex County LGBT RAIN Foundation

168 Park Street

East Orange, NJ

Tel: (862) 444-0582 / (732) 707-7246

Open: Daytime hours; 4:00 pm February 8 until 9:00 am on February 10, 2017

Accepts 18-26 years-old (single M/F LGBT population)


MESH Montclair Emergency Services

14 Midland Avenue

Montclair, NJ

Tel: 862-621-9488

Open: Fri-Sun 9pm-7:30 am

Special instructions: A Code Blue Alert has been issued in Essex County starting at 4:00 pm February 8 until 9:00 am on February 10, 2017


Circle of Life

55 Tillinghast Street

Newark, NJ

Tel: (862) 763-4859

Open: Friday-Sunday 4:00pm-8:00pm; A Code Blue Alert has been issued in Essex County starting at 4:00 pm February 8 until 9:00 am on February 10, 2017

Accepts single men and women


Fairmont Shelter

202 Fairmont Avenue

Newark, NJ

Tel: (973) 643-7705

Open: Daytime hours; A Code Blue Alert has been issued in Essex County starting at 4:00 pm February 8 until 9:00 am on February 10, 2017

Accepts single men and women


United Community Corporation

31 Fulton Street

Newark, NJ

Tel: (973) 621-8295

Open: 7am-5pm; A Code Blue Alert has been issued in Essex County starting at 4:00 pm February 8 until 9:00 am on February 10, 2017

Special instructions: Warming Center Only

Accepts Males/Females and Families


Catholic Charities-St. Rocco's

366-368 So. 7th Street

Newark, NJ

Tel: (973) 286-4175, (973) 286-4176

Open: Daytime hours; A Code Blue Alert has been issued in Essex County starting at 4:00 pm February 8 until 9:00 am on February 10, 2017

Accepts women and children


The Goodwill Rescue Mission

75 University Place

Newark, NJ

Tel: 973-621-9560

Open: Daytime hours; A Code Blue Alert has been issued in Essex County starting at 4:00 pm February 8 until 9:00 am on February 10, 2017

Code Blue has been activated starting at 4:00pm on February 8 through 9:00am February 10, 2017.


Urban Renewal Corp

521 Washington Street

Newark, NJ

Tel: 973-371-1980

Open: A Code Blue Alert has been issued in Essex County starting at 4:00 pm February 8 until 9:00 am February 10, 2017; This location is open 24 hours

Special instructions: Provides case management and shelter

Accepts single men and women.


Vailsburg Assembly of God

962 S. Orange Ave

Newark, NJ

Tel: 862-955-2281

Open: Mon - Sun 8:00pm - 6:00am

Code Blue activated for Essex County from 4:00pm February 8 through 9:00am February 10, 2017.


JFK Center

211 W. Kinney St.

Newark, NJ

Tel: 973-733-8004

Open: Mon - Sun 8:00pm - 8:00am

Code Blue activated for Essex County from 4:00pm February 8 through 9:00am February 10, 2017.


Urban Renewal Corp

689 So. 16th Street

Newark, NJ

Tel: (973) 371-1980

Open: A Code Blue Alert has been issued in Essex County starting at 4:00 pm February 8 until 9:00 am February 10, 2017; This location is open 24 hours

Special instructions: Provides case management and shelter

Accepts single men and women


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Hudson County

Hoboken Shelter

300 Bloomfield Ave

Hoboken, NJ

Tel: N/A

Open: M–TH 9:00am-9:00pm; F–SU 9:00am–8:00pm (latest walk-in accepted at 7:00pm)

Open November 16, 2016 through March 31, 2017.


Hoboken Shelter

300 Bloomfield Ave.

Hoboken, NJ 07030

Tel: N/A

Open: M-TH 9:00am–9:00pm; F-SU 9:00am-8:00pm

Open daily to provide a warm place for individuals to obtain food and access a variety of services. Open November 16, 2016 - March 31, 2017.


St. Lucy’s Shelter

619 Grove St.

Jersey City, NJ

Tel: N/A

Open: Open 24 hours (latest walk-in accepted at 11:00pm)

Open November 15, 2016 - March 31, 2017. Latest walk-in accepted at 11:00pm.


GSECDC Hudson CASA Drop in Center

514 Newark Ave

Jersey City, NJ 07306

Tel: N/A

Open: M-F 9:00am-4:00pm; November 16, 2016 - March 31, 2017

Open daily and provide a warm place for individuals to obtain food and access a variety of additional services.


Hudson County Community Wellness Center/CSPNJ

124 Claremont Ave.

Jersey City, NJ 07305

Tel: N/A

Open: M- F 7:30am - 7:00pm; S 10:00am - 5:00pm; Open November 16, 2016 - March 31, 2017

Open daily as a warm place for an individual to obtain food and access a variety of services. Open November 15, 2016 - March 31, 2017.


PERC Shelter

108 36th St.

Union City, NJ 07087

Tel: N/A

Open: 7:00am - 3:00pm daily. Overnight shelter from 6:00pm - 7:00am, dinner at 6:00pm daily.

Open daily to provide a warm place for individuals to obtain food and access a variety of services. Open November 16, 2016 through March 31, 2017. Overnight shelter open 6:00pm - 7:00am. Dinner is at 6:09pm daily.


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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 February 8, 2017.


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Union County

Union County Department of Social Services - Elizabeth Office

342 Westminster Avenue

Elizabeth, NJ

Tel: 908-965-3706

Open: 8:30am–4:00pm

Special instructions: You must go to the Department of Social Services for shelter placement during daytime hours. After hours, and when the UC Department of Social Services are closed, please go to the Plainfield Area YMCA for shelter placement.

A Code Blue has been called by Union County Department of Human Services February 14 - February 14, 2017.


Plainfield Area YMCA

518 Watchung Avenue

Plainfield, NJ 07060

Tel: (908) 756-6060; (908) 756-6061 (after 4:00pm)

Open: After 4:00pm and when County offices are closed

Special instructions: Will accept walk - ins when possible during A Code Blue.

A Code Blue has been called by Union County Department of Human Services February 14 through February 17, 2017.


Union County Department of Social Services - Plainfield Office

200 West 2nd Street

Plainfield, NJ 07063

Tel: 908-791-7000

Open: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Special instructions: You must go to the Department of Social Services for shelter placement during daytime hours. After hours, and when the UC Department of Social Services are closed, please go to the Plainfield Area YMCA for shelter placement.

A Code Blue has been called by Union County Department of Human Services February 14 through February 17, 2017.


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Page last modified/reviewed on December 13, 2016

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