NJ Cooling Centers

Staying Cool in Hot Weather

See a listing of current emergency activations due to extreme heat.

During the summer months, our staff is dedicated to updating our list of cooling centers. We will only include sites and messaging that we have received from official authorities such as state, county, or municipal offices of emergency management. As we receive this information, it is posted.  If you are not seeing cooling centers open in your county in the list below, it is because we have not yet received the information. Learn how to stay safe in the summer heat.

Statewide Homeless Hotline

NJ 211 serves as the state homeless hotline and seeks to assist those experiencing homelessness by connecting them with community resources that may help them with breaking the cycle of homelessness. The local County Board of Social Services is the primary resource for individuals experiencing homelessness or those seeking emergency housing assistance. During business hours, contact your local  County Board of Social Services

After business hours, on weekends, and on holidays, contact NJ 211 by dialing 211.  On behalf of the county, NJ 211 arranges a one-time emergency placement through the statewide homeless hotline program, for those who are eligible, along with information and appropriate referrals for the individual's situation. 


Current Emergency Activations Due to Extreme Heat

Please be aware that emergency activations and resources opened in response to extreme heat 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.



Cooling Centers List

When we are notified of openings, we will post them below.

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