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 cent0ers. Please contact your local Office of Emergency Management (OEM) for more information. 

ACTIVE CODE BLUE ALERTS

  • Bergen County: A Code Blue has been activated for Bergen County starting on February 25, 2019 until further notice.  
  • Hudson County: Homeless Warming Center procedures for Hudson County are in place from November 15 through March 31, 2019 whether there has been an activated code blue or not. Homeless individuals in need of assistance during this time period should call the Hudson County Homeless Hotline at 1.800.624.0287. 
  • Hunterdon County: A Code Blue has been activated for Hunterdon County for the evening and overnight of March 19, 2019.
  • Morris County: A Code Blue has been activated for Morris County for the evening and overnight of March 19, 2019.  
  • Sussex County: Sussex County does not have designated overnight shelters or warming centers. If you are in need of assistance during cold weather, call Sussex County Homeless Services on week days at 973.383.3600. After hours and on weekends and holidays, call the Sussex County After Hours Homeless Response Team at 973.940.8869.
  • Warren County: Warren County does not have designated overnight shelters or warming centers. If you are in need of assistance during cold weather call Warren County Homeless Services on week days at 908.249.4815. After hours and on weekends and holidays, call the Warren County Homeless Hotline After Hours at 877.661.4357.

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

Gloucester
Hudson

Hudson County Code Blue

Phone: 800-624-0287
Open:

24/7

Please call the Hudson County Homeless Hotline for appropriate shelter placement information during the Hudson County Winter System protocols from November 15, 2018 - March 31, 2019. 

Hoboken Shelter

Location

300 Bloomfield Ave
Hoboken, NJ
Open:

Mon - Thu 9:00am - 9:00pm
Fri - Sun 9:00am - 8:00pm

Daytime warming center. Open November 14, 2018 - March 31, 2019. 

Covenant House - Jersey City

Location

797 West Side Ave.
Jersey City, NJ
Open:

Mon - Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm

Daytime warming center (for homeless youth). Open November 14, 2018 - March 31, 2019. 

Five Corners Public Library

Location

678 Newark Ave
Jersey City, NJ
Open:

Mon 9:00am - 8:00pm
Tue - Thu 10:00am - 6:00pm
Fri, Sat 9:00am - 5:00pm

Daytime warming center. Open November 14, 2018 - March 31, 2019. 

Hudson County Welfare

Location

257 Cornelison Ave
Jersey City, NJ
Open:

Mon - Fri 8:30am - 4:15pm

Daytime warming center. Open November 14, 2018 - March 31, 2019. 

Hudson County Wellness Center

Location

124 Claremont Ave.
Jersey City, NJ
Open:

Mon - Fri 7:30am - 7:00pm
Sat 10:00am - 5:00pm

Daytime warming center. Open November 14, 2018 - March 31, 2019. 

Martin's Place

Location

398 Martin Luther King Dr.
Jersey City, NJ
Open:

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

Daytime warming center. Open November 14, 2018 - March 31, 2019. 

Sharing Place

Location

410 Hoboken Ave
Jersey City, NJ
Open:

Last two Sat of Month 7:30am - 12:00pm

Daytime warming center. Open November 14, 2018 - March 31, 2019. Last two Saturdays of the month from 7:30am - 12:00pm (noon). 

St. Lucy’s Shelter

Location

619 Grove St.
Jersey City, NJ
Open:

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

Daytime warming center. Open November 14, 2018 - March 31, 2019. 

Kearny Health Department

Location

645 Kearny Ave
Kearny, NJ
Phone: 201-997-0600
Open:

Mon - Fri 9:00am - 4:00pm

This location will operate as a warming center during extremely cold temperatures. 

Kearny Public Library

Location

318 Kearny Ave
Kearny, NJ
Phone: 201-998-2666
Open:

Mon, Thu, Fri 9:30am - 6:00pm
Tue, Wed 9:30am - 8:00pm

This location will operate as a warming center during extremely cold temperatures. 

Secaucus Library

Location

1379 Paterson Plank Rd
Secaucus, NJ
Open:

Daily 9:00am - 9:00pm

Warming Center open during daytime hours.

PERC Shelter

Location

111 37th Street
Union City, NJ
Open:

Drop-in: Daily 7:00am - 3:00pm
Showers: Mon - Fri 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Special instructions:

Daily 7:00am - 3:00pm

Daytime warming center. Open November 14, 2018 - March 31, 2019. Showers are available Mon - Fri 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Hunterdon