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.If there is extreme weather and you cannot find any open Warming Centers in your county, please contact the Homeless Hotline for more information. 

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

Bergen County Homeless Hotline

218 Rt. 17 N

Rochelle Park, NJ 07662

Tel: 888-323-7436

Open: 24/7

There are currently no warming centers open in Bergen County. Please contact the Bergen County Homeless Hotline for more information during Code Blue and winter weather advisories.


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Cape May County

Cape May City Branch Library

110 Ocean St

Cape May , NJ 08204

Tel: 609-884-9568

Open: Mon, Wed, Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm; Tue & Thu 9:00am - 8:00pm; Sat 9:00am - 4:30pm


Cape May Court House Branch Library

30 W. Mechanic St

Cape May, NJ 08210

Tel: 609-463-6350

Open: Mon - Fri 8:30am - 9:00pm; Sat 9:00am - 4:30pm; Sun 1:00pm - 5:00pm


North Wildwood Senior Center

10th and Central Avenues

North Wildwood, NJ 08260

Tel: 609-522-7611

Open: Mon - Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm


North Wildwood Recreation Center

900 Central Ave

North Wildwood, NJ 08260

Tel: 609-522-2955

Open: 7:00am - 10:00pm

Special instructions: Please call to confirm hours of operation.

Please call to confirm hours of operation.


Howard S. Stainton Ocean City Senior Center

1735 Simpson Ave

Ocean City, NJ 08226

Tel: 609-399-0055

Open: Mon - Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm


Upper Township Senior Center

1369 Old Stagecoach Rd

Palermo, NJ 08230

Tel: 609-390-1969

Open: Mon - Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm


Upper Township Branch Library

2050 Tuckahoe Rd

Petersburg, NJ 08270

Tel: 609-628-2607

Open: Mon & Thu 11:00am - 7:00pm; Tue, Wed, Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm; Sat 9:00am - 4:30pm


Sea Isle City Branch Library

125 JFK Blvd.

Sea Isle City, NJ 08243

Tel: 609-263-8485

Open: Mon & Wed 9:00am - 8:00pm; Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat 9:00am - 4:30pm


Stone Harbor Branch Library

9508 2nd Ave

Stone Harbor , NJ 08247

Tel: 609-368-6809

Open: Mon & Thu 9:00am - 8:00pm; Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 9:00am - 4:30pm


Lower Cape Branch Library

2600 Bayshore Rd

Villas, NJ 08251

Tel: 609-886-8999

Open: Mon, Wed, Thu 9:00am - 8:00pm; Tue & Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm; Sat 9:00am - 4:30pm


Lower Cape Senior Center

2612 Bayshore Rd

Villas, NJ 08251

Tel: 609-886-5161

Open: Mon - Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm


Wildwood Crest Branch Library

6300 Atlantic Ave

Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260

Tel: 609-522-0564

Open: Mon & Wed 9:00am - 8:00pm; Tue, Thu, Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm; Sat 9:00am - 4:30pm


Woodbine Branch Library

800 Monroe St

Woodbine, NJ 08270

Tel: 609-861-2501

Open: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 9:00am - 1:00pm and 1:30pm - 4:30pm; Tues 11:00am - 1:00pm and 1:30pm - 6:30pm


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Gloucester County

First Call for Help - Gloucester County Homeless Hotline

Tel: 800-648-0132

Open: Mon - Fri 4:00pm - 8:00am; 24 hours Sat & Sun

Special instructions: Call for location.

There are currently no warming centers open in Gloucester County. Please contact the Gloucester County Homeless Hotline for more information during Code Blue and winter weather advisories.


Franklin Community Center

1584 Coles Mill Road

Franklinville, NJ 08322

Tel: 856-694-1413

Open: Mon - Thu 10:00am - 8:00pm; Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm; Sat 10:00am - 3:00pm


Glassboro Library

2 Center Street

Glassboro, NJ 08028

Tel: 856-881-0001

Open: Mon - Thu 10:00am - 9:00pm; Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm; Sat 10:00am - 2:00pm


Greenwich Library

411 Swedesboro Rd

Greenwich Twp, NJ 08027

Tel: 856-423-0684

Open: Mon - Thu 10:00am - 9:00pm; Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm; Sat 10:00am - 2:00pm


Logan Library

498 Beckett Rd

Logan Twp, NJ 08085

Tel: 856-241-0491

Open: Mon - Thu 10:00am - 9:00pm; Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm; Sat 10:00am - 2:00pm


Mullica Hill Library

389 Wolfert Station Rd

Mullica Hill, NJ 08062

Tel: 856-223-6000

Open: Mon - Thu 10:00am - 9:00pm; Fri - Sat 10:00am - 2:00pm; Sun 1:00pm - 5:00pm


Newfield Library

115 Catawba Ave

Newfield, NJ 08344

Tel: 856-697-0415

Open: Mon - Thu 10:00am - 7:00pm; Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm


Mantua Township Community Center

111 Mercer Ave.

Sewell, NJ 08080

Tel: 856-468-4773

Open: Mon - Fri 11:00am - 1:00pm


Gloucester County Homeless Hotline

400 Hollydell Dr

Sewell, NJ 08080

Tel: 856-582-9200

Open: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 4:00pm; Every 1st and 3rd Tue from 7:30am - 6:30pm

There are currently no warming centers open in Gloucester County. Please contact the Gloucester County Homeless Hotline for more information during Code Blue and winter weather advisories.


Swedesboro Library

1422 Kinds Hwy

Swedesboro, NJ 08085

Tel: 856-467-0111

Open: Mon - Thu 10:00am - 9:00pm; Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm; Sat 10:00am - 2:00pm


Pfeiffer Community Center

301 Blue Bell Street

Williamstown, NJ 08094

Tel: 856-728-1140

Open: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 9:00pm; Sat 9:00am - 4:00pm


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Hudson County

Hoboken Shelter

300 Bloomfield Ave

Hoboken, NJ 07030

Tel: N/A

Open: Mon - Thu 9:00am - 9:00pm; Fri - Sun 9:00am - 8:00pm

Open November 15, 2017 through March 31, 2018.


Sharing Place

410 Hoboken Ave

Jersey City, NJ 07306

Tel: N/A

Open: 2nd Sat of Month 7:30am - 12:00pm

Open November 15, 2017 through March 31, 2018.


Covenant House - Jersey City

797 West Side Ave.

Jersey City, NJ 07306

Tel: N/A

Open: Mon - Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm

Open November 15, 2017 through March 31, 2018.


Hudson County Welfare

257 Cornelison Ave

Jersey City, NJ 07302

Tel: N/A

Open: Mon - Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm

Open November 15, 2017 through March 31, 2018.


Metropolitan Family Health Network

857 Bergen Ave.

Jersey City, NJ 07306

Tel: N/A

Open: Mon - Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm; Every other Sat 8:30am - 1:30pm

Open November 15, 2017 through March 31, 2018.


Five Corners Public Library

678 Newark Ave

Jersey City, NJ 07906

Tel: N/A

Open: Mon 9:00am - 8:00pm; Tue - Thu 10:00am - 6:00pm; Fri & Sat 9:00am - 5:00pm

Open November 15, 2017 through March 31, 2018.


St. Lucy’s Shelter

619 Grove St.

Jersey City, NJ 07310

Tel: N/A

Open: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 3:00pm

Open November 15, 2017 - March 31, 2018. No one will be turned away unless they demonstrate that they are a threat to themselves or others.


Hudson County Community Wellness Center/CSPNJ

124 Claremont Ave.

Jersey City, NJ 07305

Tel: N/A

Open: Mon - Fri 7:30am - 5:00pm; Sat 10:00am - 2:00pm

Open daily as a warm place for an individual to obtain food and access a variety of services. Open November 15, 2017 to March 31, 2018.


Martin's Place

398 Martin Luther King Dr.

Jersey City, NJ 07305

Tel: N/A

Open: Mon - Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm

Open November 15, 2017 through March 31, 2018.


GSECDC Hudson CASA Drop in Center

514 Newark Ave

Jersey City, NJ 07306

Tel: N/A

Open: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 4:00pm

Open daily and provide a warm place for individuals to obtain food and access a variety of additional services. Open November 15, 2017 - March 31, 2018.


PERC Shelter

108 36th St.

Union City, NJ 07087

Tel: N/A

Open: Daily 7:00am - 3:00pm

Special instructions: Showers available weekdays from 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Open daily to provide a warm place for individuals to obtain food and access a variety of services. Open November 15, 2017 through March 31, 2018. Drop - In Shelter open daily from 7:00am - 3:00pm. Showers available Weekdays 3:00pm - 5:00pm. No one will be turned away unless they demonstrate that they are a threat to themselves or others.


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Hunterdon County

North County Branch Library

65 Halstead St

Clinton, NJ 08809

Tel: 908-730-6262

Open: Open Mon, Fri, and Sat 9:00am to 5:00pm; open Tue, Wed, and Thu 9:00am to 9:00pm.

Code Blue Activated when: - Temperature of 32 degrees F or lower with precipitation - Temperature of 25 degrees F or lower without precipitation - Wind Chill of 0 degrees F or lower for 2 or more hours


Hunterdon County Headquarters Library

314 State Route 12, Bldg. #3

Flemington, NJ 08822

Tel: 908-788-1444

Open: Open Mon, Fri, and Sat 9:00am to 5:00pm; open Tue, Wed, and Thu 9:00am to 9:00pm.

Code Blue Activated when: - Temperature of 32 degrees F or lower with precipitation - Temperature of 25 degrees F or lower without precipitation - Wind Chill of 0 degrees F or lower for 2 or more hours


Hunterdon County Senior Center

4 Gauntt Place, Building 1

Flemington , NJ 08822

Tel: 908-788-1359

Open: Mon - Fri, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Special instructions: Senior Citizens only

Code Blue Activated when: - Temperature of 32 degrees F or lower with precipitation - Temperature of 25 degrees F or lower without precipitation - Wind Chill of 0 degrees F or lower for 2 or more hours


South County Branch Library

1432 Route 179, Unit B1

Lambertville, NJ 08530

Tel: 609-773-0032

Open: Open Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat from 9:00am to 5:00pm; Open Tue & Wed from 9:00am to 9:00pm.

Code Blue Activated when: - Temperature of 32 degrees F or lower with precipitation - Temperature of 25 degrees F or lower without precipitation - Wind Chill of 0 degrees F or lower for 2 or more hours


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Mercer County

Hickory Corner Branch Library

138 Hickory Corner Rd

East Windsor, NJ 08520

Tel: 609-448-7699

Open: Mon - Thu 9:30am - 9:00pm; Fri & Sat 9:30am - 5:00pm; Sun 12:30pm - 5:00pm


East Windsor Senior Center

40 Lanning Blvd

East Windsor, NJ 08520

Tel: 609-443-3949

Open: Mon - Fri 8:30am - 1:00pm


Twin Rivers Branch Library

276 Abbington Dr

East Windsor , NJ 08520

Tel: 609-443-1822

Open: Mon - Thu 9:30am - 9:00pm; Fri & Sat 9:30am - 5:00pm


Hollowbrook Branch Library

320 Hollowbrook Dr

Ewing, NJ 08638

Tel: 609-883-5914

Open: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm


Ewing Library Branch

61 Scotch Rd

Ewing, NJ 08628

Tel: 609-882-3135

Open: Mon - Thu 9:00am - 9:00pm; Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm; Sat 9:30am - 5:00pm; Sun 12:30pm - 5:00pm


Ewing Township Senior and Community Center

323 Hollowbrook Dr

Ewing Twp, NJ 08638

Tel: 609-883-4150

Open: Mon - Fri 8:30am - 1:00pm


John O. Wilson Senior and Community Center

169 Wilfred Ave

Hamilton Twp, NJ 08610

Tel: 609-394-1617

Open: Mon - Fri 8:30am - 1:00pm


Hamilton Township Senior Center

409 Cypress Ln

Hamilton Twp, NJ 08619

Tel: 609-586-7272

Open: Mon - Fri 8:30am - 1:00pm


Highstown Branch Library

114 Franklin St

Highstown, NJ 08520

Tel: 609-448-1484

Open: Mon - Thu 9:30am - 9:00pm; Fri & Sat 9:30am - 5:00pm


Lawrence Branch Library

2751 Brunswick Pike

Lawrence, NJ 08648

Tel: 609-882-9246

Open: Mon - Thu 9:30am - 9:00pm; Fri & Sat 9:30am - 5:00pm; Sun 12:30pm - 5:00pm


Lawrence Township Senior Center

30 Darrah Lane E

Lawrence Twp, NJ 08648

Tel: 609-883-8085

Open: Mon - Fri 8:30am - 1:00pm


Hopewell Branch Library

245 Pennington - Titusville Rd

Pennington, NJ 08534

Tel: 609-737-8326

Open: Mon - Thu 9:30am - 9:00pm; Fri & Sat 9:30am - 5:00pm


West Windsor Branch Library

333 N Post Rd

Princeton Junction , NJ 08550

Tel: 609-799-0902

Open: Mon - Thu 9:30am - 9:00pm; Fri & Sat 9:30am - 5:00pm; Sun 12:30pm - 5:00pm


Robbinsville Branch Library

42 Robbinsville-Allentown Rd

Robbinsville, NJ 08691

Tel: 609-259-3490

Open: Mon - Thu 9:30am - 9:00pm; Fri & Sat 9:30am - 5:00pm


Robbinsville Senior Center

1117 U.S. Rte 130 Allentown Robbinsville Rd

Robbinsville, NJ 08691

Tel: 609-259-1567

Open: Mon - Fri 8:30am - 1:00pm


Sam Naples Senior and Community Center

611 Chestnut Ave

Trenton, NJ 08610

Tel: 609-394-7880

Open: Mon - Fri 8:30am - 1:00pm


North 25/Reading Terminal Senior Center

15 Ringold St

Trenton, NJ 08608

Tel: 609-394-9201

Open: Mon - Fri 8:30am - 1:00pm


South Ward Senior Center

870 S. Broad St

Trenton, NJ 08611

Tel: 609-392-8208

Open: Mon - Fri 8:30am - 1:00pm


Jenny Stubblefield Senior Center

301 Prospect St

Trenton, NJ 08618

Tel: 609-394-2656

Open: Mon - Fri 8:30am - 1:00pm


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Middlesex County

Raritan Bay Area YMCA

357 New Brunswick Ave

Perth Amboy, NJ 08861

Tel: 732-442-3632

Open: See hours above.

Code Blue has been activated for Middlesex County from November 10 through November 13, 2017. Hours of operation as follows: *11-10-17: until 9:45pm * 11-11-17: 7:30am - 4:00pm *11-12-17: 7:30am - 4:00pm *11-13-17: 7:30am - 9:45pm


Alexander F. Jankowski Community Center

1 Olive Street

Perth Amboy, NJ 08861

Tel: 732-826-1690 x. 4305

Open: 8:00pm to 8:00am

Special instructions: Open to city residents only. Not a county shelter.

Code Blue alert in effect for November 10 through November 13, 2017. Center will be open from 8:00pm to 8:00am each night.


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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 November 17 through November 19, 2017.


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Salem County

Salem County Homeless Hotline

147 S. Virginia Ave.

Penns Grove, NJ 08079

Tel: 877-283-8486

Open: 24/7

There are currently no warming centers open in Salem County. Please contact the Salem County Homeless Hotline for more information during Code Blue and winter weather advisories.


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Somerset County

Somerset County Homeless Hotline

PO Box 246

Flemington, NJ 08822

Tel: 800-287-3607

Open: 24/7

There are currently no warming centers open in Somerset County. Please contact the Somerset County Homeless Hotline for more information during Code Blue and winter weather advisories.


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Sussex County

Sussex County Daytime Homeless Hotline

83 Spring St

Newton, NJ 07860

Tel: 973-383-3600

Open: Mon - Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm

There are currently no warming centers open in Sussex County. Please contact the Sussex County Homeless Hotline for more information during Code Blue and winter weather advisories.


Sussex County After Hours Homeless Hotline

83 Spring St

Newton, NJ 07860

Tel: 973-383-1514

Open: Mon - Fri after 4:30pm; 24 hours Sat & Sun

There are currently no warming centers open in Sussex County. Please contact the Sussex County Homeless Hotline for more information during Code Blue and winter weather advisories.


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Warren County

Warren County Homeless Hotline

1 Shotwell Dr

Belvidere, NJ 07823

Tel: 877-661-4357

Open: 24/7

There are currently no warming centers open in Warren County. Please contact the Warren County Homeless Hotline for more information during Code Blue and winter weather advisories.


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Page last modified/reviewed on November 14, 2017

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