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

Gloucester

Logan Library Branch

Location

498 Beckett Road
Logan Township, NJ
Phone: 856.241.0202
Open:

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

Hudson

Hoboken Shelter

Location

300 Bloomfield Ave
Hoboken, NJ
Open:

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

Daytime warming center. Open November 14, 2018 - March 31, 2019. 

Covenant House - Jersey City

Location

797 West Side Ave.
Jersey City, NJ
Open:

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

Daytime warming center (for homeless youth). Open November 14, 2018 - March 31, 2019. 

Five Corners Public Library

Location

678 Newark Ave
Jersey City, NJ
Open:

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

Daytime warming center. Open November 14, 2018 - March 31, 2019. 

Hudson County Welfare

Location

257 Cornelison Ave
Jersey City, NJ
Open:

Mon - Fri 8:30am - 4:15pm

Daytime warming center. Open November 14, 2018 - March 31, 2019. 

Hudson County Wellness Center

Location

124 Claremont Ave.
Jersey City, NJ
Open:

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

Daytime warming center. Open November 14, 2018 - March 31, 2019. 

Martin's Place

Location

398 Martin Luther King Dr.
Jersey City, NJ
Open:

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

Daytime warming center. Open November 14, 2018 - March 31, 2019. 

Sharing Place

Location

410 Hoboken Ave
Jersey City, NJ
Open:

Last two Sat of Month 7:30am - 12:00pm

Daytime warming center. Open November 14, 2018 - March 31, 2019. Last two Saturdays of the month from 7:30am - 12:00pm (noon). 

St. Lucy’s Shelter

Location

619 Grove St.
Jersey City, NJ
Open:

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

Daytime warming center. Open November 14, 2018 - March 31, 2019. 

PERC Shelter

Location

111 37th Street
Union City, NJ
Open:

Drop-in: Daily 7:00am - 3:00pm
Showers: Mon - Fri 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Special instructions:

Daily 7:00am - 3:00pm

Daytime warming center. Open November 14, 2018 - March 31, 2019. Showers are available Mon - Fri 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Hunterdon
Mercer