NJ Warming Centers

Code Blue notifications and resources change quickly. Click "read more" to access current activations and warming centers.

New Jersey Code Blue

Current Code Blue Activations 
Please be aware that Code Blue notifications and resources opened in response to severe cold 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.
*Code Blue Declarations below refer to the night of the listed date, unless otherwise stated. If no counties are listed below, there are no currently active declarations.
 
Bergen County
Dec 9,10
7pm - 7am
Morris County
Dec 7,8,9,11,12
7pm - 7am
Sussex County
Dec 7
6pm - 6am
 
*Hudson County Warming Center is open nightly through Mar 31st, regardless of Code Blue activation status.
*Ocean County's True Vine Ministry is open nightly through Mar 31st, regardless of Code Blue activation status.

Warming Centers

Hudson

Hudson County Warming Center

counties served: Hudson
Special instructions:

Guests must arrive by the established shuttle system.
Guests who miss the final pick up time should call 2-1-1.

Adults ONLY. 
Access the Warming Center via shuttle from the designated pick up locations and times listed.
Overnight clients will be brought back to Jersey City and Hoboken beginning at 8:00am and dropped off at existing drop-in center.

Not ADA accessible.

Open:

CSPNJ Drop In-Center, 422 MLK Drive, Jersey City: 5:30 PM (line formation begins at 5:15 PM)
Journal Square, JFK Blvd and Pavonia Ave: 6:00 PM (line formation begins at 5:45 PM)
North Bergen Town Hall, 43rd St/Kennedy Blvd: 7:00PM (line formation begins at 6:45PM)
Hoboken Terminal, Observer Highway/Park Ave: 7:30 PM (line formation begins at 7:15 PM)

Morris

NJ 2-1-1

counties served: Morris
Phone: Dial 2-1-1 or 877-652-1148
Open:

24 hours a day

Boonton Warming Centers

counties served: Morris

Coordinated through police dispatch and set up at various locations depending on day/time.

Phone: Police Dispatch 973-402-9371
Open:

As needed

Chatham Library

counties served: Morris

Location

214 Main St
Chatham, NJ
Phone: PD Dispatch 973-635-8000; PD Dispatch 973-377-0100
Open:

Mon - Thurs 9:30am – 9:00pm
Fri 9:30am – 6:00pm
Sat 9:30am – 5:00pm

Chester Library

counties served: Morris

Location

250 West Main Street
Chester, NJ
Phone: 908-879-7612
Open:

Mon – Thurs 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

East Hanover Senior Center

counties served: Morris

Location

96 Mount Pleasant Ave
East Hanover, NJ

Call to confirm hours of operation.

Phone: PD Dispatch 973-887-0432
Open:

Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm or as needed

Florham Park Borough Hall

counties served: Morris

Location

111 Ridgedale Ave
Florham Park, NJ
Special instructions:

Call PD Dispatch to confirm hours of operation.

Phone: PD Dispatch 973-377-2206
Open:

Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm or as needed

Florham Park First Aid Squad

counties served: Morris

Location

60 Felch Rd
Florham Park, NJ
Special instructions:

Call PD Dispatch to confirm hours of operation.

Phone: PD Dispatch 973-377-2206
Open:

24 hours or as needed

Kinnelon Municipal Building

counties served: Morris

Location

130 Kinnelon Road
Kinnelon, NJ
Phone: 973-838-0541; PD Dispatch 973-838-5400 (after hours)
Open:

Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
As needed on weekends

 

 

 

What is Code Blue? 

When temperatures drop below freezing, and conditions pose a threat to individuals who are homeless, a network of agencies throughout New Jersey help people obtain shelter. During times such as these, County Offices of Emergency Management together with municipal government will often initiate and communicate a Code Blue Alert which enables authorities to make shelter arrangements for homeless adults. The shelter arrangements may include the opening of Warming Centers for this specific need. The Code Blue activations, deactivations and Warming Center listings that you find on this page are based on what NJ 211 receives from the individual counties. 

 Code Blue Activations/Deactivations

Once a county declares a Code Blue, the information is shared through local media and social media outlets. It is also shared with NJ 211 and posted to this page. The activation dates are listed and once the Code Blue is deactivated, it is removed from this page. 

 Warming Centers

Many public libraries, shopping centers and senior activity centers serve as Warming Centers during business hours. Additional after-hours and overnight Warming Centers will be listed below for the public to view.

 Statewide Homeless Hotline

For further assistance, you may reach the Statewide Homeless Hotline by dialing 211 or 877-652-1148 (If you are using a rotary dial phone, please dial 1-877-746-5211). Services are accessible in various languages for non-English speakers. (download flyer)

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