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NJ Cooling Centers

Staying Cool in Hot Weather

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

Throughout the warmer weather and if conditions arise that pose a threat to the homeless population, 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. As an alternative, consider visiting public buildings that are open and may offer relief from the heat such as public libraries, shopping malls, and municipal buildings. Learn more about summer heat.

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 2-1-1 or 877-652-1148 (If you are using a rotary dial phone, please dial 1-877-746-5211.) 

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.


Malandra Hall

counties served: Camden


1200 S. Merrimac Rd
Camden, NJ
Phone: 856-757-7366 After hours call 856-757-7139

Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm


Bridgeton Free Public Library

counties served: Cumberland


150 East Commerce Street
Bridgeton, NJ

Visits limited to one hour. 

Masks and social distancing required.

Phone: 856-451-2620

Tuesday thru Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Cumberland County Library

counties served: Cumberland


800 East Commerce Street
Bridgeton, NJ

Masks and social distancing required.

Phone: 856-453-2210 ext. 26117

Monday thru Thursday 9:00am - 8:00pm
Friday and Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Millville Public Library

counties served: Cumberland


210 Buck Street
Millville, NJ
Phone: 856-825-7087 ext. 0

Monday thru Thursday 10:00am - 7:45pm
Friday 10:00am - 4:45pm
Saturdays in June 10:00am - 2:00pm
Saturdays in July and August CLOSED

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