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 there are no records listed below, the county has not identified any warming centers. Please contact your local Office of Emergency Management (OEM) for more information. 

ACTIVE CODE BLUE ALERTS

  • Burlington County: A Code Blue has been activated for Burlington County from 7:00pm on December 7 - 8:00am on December 9, 2018. 
  • Cumberland County: A Code Blue has been activated for Cumberland County on December 7 and December 8, 2018. 
  • Middlesex County: A Code Blue has been activated for Middlesex County from December 7 - December 9, 2018. 
  • Morris County: A Code Blue has been activated for Morris County from December 7 - December 9, 2018.
  • Ocean County: A Code Blue has been activated for Ocean County from December 7 - December 9, 2018. 
  • Salem County: A Code Blue has been activated for Salem County from 6:00pm December 7 through 6:00am on December 9, 2018. 
  • Union County: A Code Blue has been activated for Union County from December 5 - December 9, 2018.

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 and escape the harsh weather conditions.

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. In addition to the specified warming center locations, public libraries, shopping centers, and senior activity centers are also available for individuals to use as a warming center during operating hours. This information is also available below.  

Homeless Hotlines

A Homeless Hotline for each county is also provided as a resource for assistance for those who are homeless. Homeless Hotlines should be used for 24/7 assistance in locating shelter and relief from the extreme weather conditions. 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

Current Centers List

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Lyndhurst Public Library

Location

355 Valley Brook Avenue
Lyndhurst, NJ
Phone: 201.804.2478
Open:

Mon 11:00am - 8:00pm
Tue, Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wed, Thu 9:00am - 8:00pm
Sat 9:00am - 1:00pm

Mahwah Public Library

Location

100 Ridge Road
Mahwah, NJ
Phone: 201.529.7323
Open:

Mon - Thu 10:00am - 9:00pm
Fri, Sat 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sun 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Maywood Public Library

Location

459 Maywood Avenue
Maywood, NJ
Phone: 201.845.2915
Open:

Mon - Wed 10:00am - 8:00pm
Thu, Fri 10:00am - 5:30pm
Sat 10:00am - 4:30pm
Sun 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Montvale Public Library

Location

12 Mercedes Drive
Montvale, NJ
Phone: 201.391.5090
Open:

Mon - Thu 10:00am - 9:00pm
Fri, Sat 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sun 1:00pm - 4:00pm

New Milford Public Library

Location

200 Dahlia Avenue
New Milford, NJ
Phone: 201.262.1221
Open:

Mon, Tue 10:00am - 9:00pm
Wed 10:00am - 8:00pm
Thu 10:00am - 6:00pm
Fri, Sat 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Northvale Public Library

Location

116 Paris Avenue
Northvale, NJ
Phone: 201.768.4784
Open:

Mon, Wed 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tue, Thu 10:00am - 8:00pm
Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat 10:00am - 1:00pm

Norwood Public Library

Location

198 Summit Street
Norwood, NJ
Phone: 201.768.9555
Open:

Mon, Wed 9:00am - 8:00pm
Tue, Thu 9:00am - 6:00pm
Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sat 9:00am - 1:00pm

Oakland Public Library

Location

2 Municipal Plaza
Oakland, NJ
Phone: 201.337.3742
Open:

Mon, Tue, Thu 9:30am - 8:00pm
Wed, Fri, Sat 9:30am - 5:00pm
Sun 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Oradell Public Library

Location

375 Kinderkarnack Road
Oradell, NJ
Phone: 201.262.2613
Open:

Mon - Thu 10:00am - 9:00pm
Fri, Sat 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sun 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Paramus Public Library

Location

East 116 Century Road
Paramus, NJ
Phone: 201.599.1302
Open:

Mon - Thu 9:30am - 9:00pm
Fri 9:30am - 5:00pm
Sat 9:30am - 3:00pm
Sun 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Park Ridge Public Library

Location

51 Park Avenue
Park Ridge, NJ
Phone: 201.391.5151
Open:

Mon - Thu 9:30am - 8:00pm
Fri 9:30am - 5:00pm
Sat 9:30am - 3:00pm
Sun 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Ramsey Free Public Library

Location

30 Wyckoff Avenue
Ramsey, NJ
Phone: 201.327.1445
Open:

Mon - Thu 9:00am - 9:00pm
Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sat 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sun 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Ridgewood Public Library

Location

125 North Maple Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ
Phone: 201.670.5600
Open:

Mon - Thu 9:00am - 9:00pm
Fri 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sat 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sun 1:00pm - 5:00pm