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 open in response to severe cold or storm events and 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
Mar 29
Morris County
Mar 28-30
Ocean County
Mar 29,30
Passaic County
Mar 29,30
Somerset County
Mar 28-30

*Hudson County Warming Center is open nightly through Mar 31st, regardless of Code Blue activation status.
*Ocean County: True Vine Ministry is open nightly through Mar 31st, regardless of Code Blue activation status.
*Union County: Zion Lutheran Church is open nightly, regardless of Code Blue activation status. 

Warming Centers


True Vine Ministry

counties served: Ocean


340 Rt 9
Bayville, NJ
Special instructions:

Transportation provided.  Call 848-251-2546 by 6:00 pm

Open nightly from November 1st through March 31st

Phone: 732-608-7706

7:00 pm - 8:00 am


NJ 2-1-1

counties served: Somerset

Text your zip code to 898-211
Call 2-1-1 or 877-652-1148


24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Bedminster Library

counties served: Somerset


2336 Lamington Rd
Bedminster, NJ
Phone: 908-234-2325

Mon - Thu 10:00am - 9:00pm
Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat 10:00am - 3:00pm

Franklin Library

counties served: Somerset


485 Demott Ln
Franklin Twp, NJ
Phone: 732-873-8700

Mon - Thurs 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri , Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun 1:00 pm -4:00 pm




What is Code Blue? 

When temperatures drop below freezing and conditions pose a threat to unsheltered individuals, 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 adults experiencing homelessness. 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 2-1-1 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. ( Flyer)

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