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 but you should always call ahead to confirm that the locations noted are still available. If there are no records listed below, the county has not identified any warming centers. Please contact your local Office of Emergency Management (OEM) for more information. 

ACTIVE CODE BLUE ALERTS

All Code Blue notifications have been deactivated at this time.

How Code Blue Works

When temperatures drop below freezing, and conditions pose a threat to individuals who are homeless or medically fragile, a network of agencies throughout New Jersey helps people obtain shelter, food, and clothing. During times such as these, county or municipal government will often initiate a Code Blue Alert which enables authorities to take homeless adults to shelter programs that have agreed to make additional beds available. Warming Centers are also opened during stated hours to provide residents with a place that they can go to warm up and escape the harsh weather conditions.

County Offices of Emergency Management together with county government will communicate Code Blue Alerts and the opening of Warming Centers through local media and social media outlets. Often this information is also posted on municipal and county websites. Additionally, many counties have started sharing this information with NJ 2-1-1. As we hear of locations that are available when a Code Blue Alert is activated, the information will be made available here. In addition to the specified warming center locations, public libraries, shopping centers, and senior activity centers are also available for individuals to use as a warming center during operating hours. This information is also available below.  

Homeless Hotlines

A Homeless Hotline for each county is also provided as a resource for assistance for those who are homeless. Homeless Hotlines should be used for 24/7 assistance in locating shelter and relief from the extreme weather conditions. To find additional resources (beyond what is noted below) in your area, search our resource database (in the search bar at the top of this page) using the search term: emergency shelter. To get further details on a county’s homeless hotline and shelter, search using the term: emergency shelter clearinghouses

Current Centers List

Cape May
Essex

Irvington Neighborhood

Location

346 16th Avenue
Irvington, NJ
Phone: 973-416-0916
Open:

24/7 assistance available at this location

Accepts single men and women

Effective July 17th - July 22nd

Fairmont Shelter

Location

22 Fairmont Ave
Newark, NJ
Phone: 973-643-7705
Open:

24/7 assistance available at this location

Accepts single men and women

Effective July 17th - July 22nd

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

Hudson

North Bergen Downtown Library

Location

2123 Kennedy Blvd
North Bergen, NJ
Phone: 201-869-4715
Open:

Mon, Tue, Thu 9:00am - 8:00pm
Fri and Sat 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sun 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Effective July 16th - July 21st

In case of Emergency, call 201-392-2100

North Bergen Recreation Center

Location

6300 Meadowview Ave
North Bergen, NJ
Phone: 201-861-9601
Open:

Mon - Fri 9:00am - 9:00pm
Sat and Sun 10:00am - 6:00pm

Effective July 16th - July 21st

In case of Emergency, call 201-392-2100