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


Kinnelon Public Library

counties served: Morris


132 Kinnelon Road
Kinnelon, NJ
Phone: 973-838-1321

Mon – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tue - Thurs 10:00 am -8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am -1:00 pm

Jefferson Township Municipal Complex

counties served: Morris


1033 Weldon Road
Lake Hopatcong, NJ
Phone: PD Dispatch 973-697-1300

Mon - Thurs 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Evenings/Weekends as needed. Call to confirm hours of operation.

Mendham Borough Library

counties served: Morris


10 Hilltop Road
Mendham, NJ
Phone: Borough Dispatch 973-543-2993; Township Dispatch 973-543-2581

Mon - Thu 10:00am - 8:00pm
Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat 10:00am - 2:00pm
Closed Sundays

Harding Municipal Building

counties served: Morris


21 Blue Mill Road
Morristown, NJ
Special instructions:

After hours/weekends call PD Dispatch to confirm hours of operation.

Phone: PD Dispatch 973-455-0500

Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
After hours/weekends as needed

Market Street Mission

counties served: Morris


9 Market Street
Morristown, NJ
Phone: 973-538-0431

Doors will open at 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Must leave by 6:30 am the following morning




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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