NJ Warming Centers

Code Blue notifications and resources change quickly. Text NJCODEBLUE to 898-211 or 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.

* Hudson County: Warming Center is NOT restricted to Code Blue Activation. Available nightly from 11/15/21 - 3/31/22
 
City of New Brunswick
November 26
7:00pm - 7:00am
Atlantic County
November 26, 27, 28
7:00pm - 7:00am
Bergen County
November 26, 27, 28, 29
7:00pm - 7:00am
Burlington County
November 26, 27, 28
7:00pm - 7:00am
Camden County
November 26, 27, 28, 29
7:00pm - 7:00am
Cape May
November 26
6:00pm - 6:00am
Cumberland County
November 26, 27, 28, 29
6:00pm - 7:00am
Gloucester County
November 26, 27, 28, 29
9:00pm - 9:00am
Hudson County
November 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
7:00pm - 7:00am
Hunterdon County
November 26
7:00pm - 7:00am
Mercer County
November 26
7:00pm - 7:00am
Middlesex County
November 26, 27, 28
7:00pm - 7:00am
Ocean County
November 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
6:00pm - 8:00am
Passaic County
November 26, 27, 28, 29
7:00pm - 7:00am
Somerset County
November 26, 27, 28, 29
8:00pm - 9:00am
Sussex County
November 26, 27, 28
6:00pm - 6:00am
Union County
November 26, 27, 28
7:00pm - 7:00am

Warming Centers

Atlantic

NJ 2-1-1

counties served: Atlantic
Phone: Dial 211 or 877-652-1148
Open:

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Bergen

Bergen County Board of Social Services

counties served: Bergen

Location

218 Route 17 North
Rochelle Park, NJ

Open during hours of operation. Consumers may only call for assistance. Walk-in services not available.  After-hours, weekends, and holidays dial 211 for assistance.

Phone: (201) 368-4200
Open:

Mon - Fri 8:00am - 4:30pm

NJ 2-1-1

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

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Next Steps Initiative

counties served: Bergen

Location

120 S River St.
Hackensack , NJ

Adults Only

Must call for services.

Phone: 201-336-6480
Open:

Intake Hours: 9:30-4pm; after 4pm call 211 for access

Burlington

Catholic Charities

counties served: Burlington

Families with Children ONLY. 
Intakes: before 4:00pm.

After-hours and weekends call 211 for assistance

Phone: 856-764-6945 ext. 6128
Open:

As needed

NJ 2-1-1

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

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Beacon of Hope

counties served: Burlington

Location

St Andrew's Episcopal Church
121 High St (Rear Entrance)
Mount Holly, NJ

Open to individuals ONLY.  Walk-ins accepted

Open:

7:00pm - 7:00am or as needed

Camden

NJ 2-1-1

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

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Joseph's House

counties served: Camden

Location

555 Atlantic Ave
Camden, NJ

Adults Only
City residents Only

Walk-in for services
Once this site fills up, consumers will be transported to additional locations

Phone: 856-246-1087
Open:

7:45pm - 7:00am

Cape May

NJ 2-1-1

counties served: Cape May
Phone: Dial 211 or 877-652-1148
Open:

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Cape Community Church

counties served: Cape May

Location

1159 US Hwy 9
Cape May Court House, NJ
Special instructions:

Transportation available via Fare Free Transportation. Pick-up promptly at: 
* 5:45pm - 2600 Bayshore Road Villas (Lower Township Municipal Building in bus shelter in front of building)
* 6:00pm -  1304 Rt 47 Rio Grande (In front of the Branches Outreach Center-back unit of Village Shoppes)
Transportation will be provided from the Warming Center, back to the pick-up location via Fare Free in the morning. 

Adults only.  Consumers that are accompanying a minor child in a Code Blue declaration should call 211 for assistance.  

Open:

Open overnight as needed

 

 

 

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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