Newark Water Crisis

Newark residents needing water and transportation to water distribution centers, please see this.

NJ Cooling Centers

Staying Cool in Hot Weather

Throughout the warmer weather our staff is dedicated to updating our list of cooling centers. We will only include sites 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. In the meantime, consider visiting libraries, shopping malls, recreation centers, senior centers, municipal buildings and other air-conditioned spaces that are open to the public. These are good alternatives in every county if you are looking for a place to cool down.  Learn more about summer heat.

Cooling Centers List

This is an extensive list of all available cooling centers organized by county. Use the filter to help find centers in your area.

Essex

The H.E.L.P. Center

Location

224 Sussex Ave
Newark, NJ
Phone: 973-705-7200
Open:

24/7 assistance available at this location

Accepts single men and women

Effective July 17th - July 22nd

United Community Corporation

Location

31 Fulton Street
Newark, NJ
Phone: 973-621-8295
Open:

24/7 assistance available at this location

Accepts single men and women

Effective July 17th - July 22nd

St. Matthews Church

Location

336 Oakwood Avenue
Orange, NJ
Phone: 973-678-1217
Open:

Mon - Sat 10:00am - 6:00pm

Effective July 17th - July 22nd

Roseland Firehouse

Location

300 Eagle Rock Ave
Roseland, NJ
Phone: 973-226-1126
Open:

Please call to confirm hours and days of operation

This cooling center is open as needed only

Gloucester

Shady Lane Nursing Home - Senior Nutrition Site

Location

256 County House Road
Clarksboro, NJ
Phone: 856-224-6979
Open:

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

Please call to confirm the hours and days of operation (some cooling centers will remain open beyond posted hours). Call the Gloucester County Division of Senior Services for more information 856.384.6900.

First Baptist Church of Jericho

Location

981 Mail Ave
Deptford, NJ
Phone: 856-357-1706
Open:

Mon - Fri 9:00am - 12:30pm

Please call to confirm the hours and days of operation (some cooling centers will remain open beyond posted hours).