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.


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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 2111 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 - January 20, starting at 12:00am and ending on January 28

Bergen County - January 16 through and including January 24

Burlington County - January 22 at 7:00pm through January 26 at 7:00am

Camden County - January 20 (7:00pm-Noon); January 21 (7:00pm-7:00am); January 22 (7:00pm-Noon); January 23 (7:00pm-Noon)

Cape May County - January 22; January 23; January 24 (6:00pm-6:00am)

Cumberland County - January 22 through and including January 26

Essex County - January 22 at 8:00pm through January 27 at 8:00am

Gloucester County - January 20 through and including January 25 (9:00pm-9:00am each night)

Hudson County - January 20 at 9:00pm through and including January 29

Hunterdon County - January 22

Mercer County - January 22

Middlesex County - January 22; January 23; January 24

Monmouth County - January 22 at 8:00am through January 27 at Noon

Morris County - January 19 through and including January 25 (evening and overnight each night)

Ocean County - January 22 through and including January 27 

Passaic County - January 22 starting at 9:00pm

Salem County - January 23 through January 30 at 6:00am

Somerset County - January 22 at 7:00pm until further notice

Sussex County - January 14 at midnight through January 29 at 6:00am

Union County - January 20 through and including January 24

Current Centers List


Hoboken Shelter


300 Bloomfield Ave
Hoboken, NJ
Phone: 201-656-5069

Daily 9am - 8pm

Walk-ins accepted until 7:00pm; shelter is ADA accessible

St. Lucy's Shelter


619 Grove Street
Jersey City, NJ
Phone: 201-656-7201

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

Open 24 hours a day during emergency conditions; walk-ins accepted until 11:00pm

PERC Shelter


111 37th Street
Union City, NJ
Phone: 201-348-8150

Daily 7:00am - 3:00pm

Open 24 hours a day during emergency conditions; open for dinner at 6:00pm; shelter is ADA compliant


Monmouth County Division of Social Services


3000 Kozloski Road
Freehold, NJ
Phone: (732) 431-6000

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

All homeless individuals and families should go to the Monmouth County Board of Social Services for placement during normal business hours. 


Alive Again Alliance Church


1060 Church Rd
Toms River, NJ
Phone: 386-315-0168

Open overnight from 6:00pm-7:45am; every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30am-5:00pm (showers, laundry and lunch provided)

Capacity is limited to 15 guests. 


Passaic County Code Blue

Phone: Dial 2-1-1 or 877-652-1148


Special instructions:

Dial 2-1-1 to access a warming center.  You may call the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch at (973) 389-5951 to request an officer check the welfare of an individual you think may be in need of assistance. 




Salem County Homeless Hotline

Phone: Dial 2-1-1 or 877-746-5211


Special instructions:


Individuals residing in Salem County should contact the Homeless Hotline during winter weather advisories for more information on warming centers and open shelter locations.