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.

New Jersey Code Blue

See a listing of current Code Blue Activations

When temperatures drop below freezing, and conditions pose a threat to individuals who are homeless, a network of agencies throughout New Jersey help people obtain shelter. During times such as these, County Offices of Emergency Management together with municipal government will often initiate and communicate a Code Blue Alert which enables authorities to make shelter arrangements for homeless adults. The shelter arrangements may include the opening of Warming Centers for this specific need. The Code Blue activations, deactivations and Warming Center listings that you find on this page are based on what NJ 211 receives from the individual counties. 

Code Blue Activations/Deactivations

Once a county or municipality declares a Code Blue, the information is shared through local media and social media outlets. It is also shared with NJ 211 and posted to this page. The activation dates are listed and once the Code Blue is deactivated, it is removed from this page. 

Warming Centers

Many public libraries, shopping centers and senior activity centers serve as Warming Centers during business hours. Additional after-hours and overnight Warming Centers will be listed below for the public to view and the NJ 211 community resource specialists to reference for those calling 2-1-1. The hours and location of Warming Centers are often communicated through local media, social media, and on municipal and county websites too. 

Statewide Homeless Hotline

New Jersey residents experiencing homelessness can dial 2-1-1 for help.  (download flyer)

As the State's Homeless Hotline, we work in partnership with county agencies throughout New Jersey in an effort to ensure that those experiencing homelessness have a safe place to stay at night. We assess each caller to determine the appropriate resources to address their immediate need, as well as the underlying issues related to homelessness. 

Those in need can call us at any time of the day or night, any day of the year.  Services are accessible in different languages for non-English speakers.

If you live in NJ and you are experiencing homelessness, dial 211 or 877-652-1148 (If you are using a rotary dial phone, please dial 1-877-746-5211.) 

Current Code Blue Activations

Please be aware that Code Blue notifications and resources opened in response to severe cold or storm events change as quickly as the weather. Our listing reflects information most recently received by the counties. You can also refer to your county’s Office of Emergency Management web page.

*Code Blue Declarations below refer to the night of the listed date, unless otherwise stated. If no counties are listed below, there are no currently active declarations.

Atlantic County - March 4 at 10:00pm to March 5 (no time specified)

Bergen County - March 1 through and including March 7

Burlington County - March 1 at 7:00pm through March 5 at 7:00am

Camden County - March 1 at 7:00pm through March 2 at Noon; March 2 at 7:00pm through March 3 at 8:00am; March 3 at 7:00pm through March 4 at 7:00am; March 4 at 7:00pm through March 5 at 7:00am; March 5 at 7:00pm through March 6 at Noon.

Cape May County - March 1 at 6:00pm through March 3 at 6:00am 

Cumberland County - March 1 at 6:00pm through March 8 at 6:00am

Essex County - March 1 at 8:00pm through March 2 at 8:00am

Gloucester County - March 1 through March 7

Hudson County - March 1 through and including March 7

Hunterdon County - March 3 (7:00pm-7:00am)

Mercer County - March 2

Middlesex County - March 2. New Brunswick - March 2.

Monmouth County - March 1 at 6:00pm through March 6 at 10:00am

Morris County - March 1 through and including March 8

Ocean County - March 2 through and including March 7

Salem County - March 1 through March 8 at 6:00am

Somerset County - January 22 until further notice

Sussex County - March 2 through March 10 at 6:00am

Union County - March 2

Current Centers List

Atlantic

Code Blue Warming Center at Quaremba Hall

counties served: Atlantic

Location

15 North Georgia Ave
Atlantic City, NJ
Special instructions:

The shelter is across the parking lot from Catholic Charities and has a blue awning. Shelter has a capacity of 32 people.

Shelter is open during Code Blue declarations; Meals provided

Phone: (609) 343-1545
Open:

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 5:30pm-7:00am

Burlington
Camden

Camden Code Blue Center

counties served: Camden

Location

608 Broadway
Camden, NJ

Capacity limit - 25

Phone: 609-868-1378
Open:

9:00pm-7:00am if Code Blue is limited to overnight hours; if Code Blue is called for full 24 hours, center will be open for 24 hours

Isabel Miller Community Center

counties served: Camden

Location

8th and Carl Miller Blvd
Camden , NJ

Capacity Limit - 10-15

Phone: 856-757-7506
Open:

9:00pm-6:00am if Code Blue is limited to overnight hours; if Code Blue is called for full 24 hours, center will be open for 24 hours

New Life Church

counties served: Camden

Location

1721 Haddon Ave
Camden, NJ
Special instructions:

25 person capacity.

Phone: (856) 541-5433
Open:

7:00pm - 7:00am

Salvation Army

counties served: Camden

Location

1865 Harrison Avenue
Camden, NJ
Special instructions:

25 person capacity. 8:30 PM - 6:00 AM.

Phone: 856-379-6901

Haddon Heights Boro Hall

counties served: Camden

Location

625 Station Avenue
Haddon Heights, NJ
Special instructions:

Daily 9:00am-5:00pm

Phone: 856-547-7164 Ext: 30
Open:

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