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
* Atlantic County: Quaremba Hall Warming Center is NOT restricted to Code Blue Activation.  Available overnight Mon-Thurs 
 
Atlantic County
Jan 28,29,30
7:00pm-7:00am
Bergen County
Jan 28,29,30
7:00pm-7:00am
Burlington County
Jan 28,29,30
7:00pm-7:00am
Camden County
Jan 28,29,30
7:00pm-7:00am
Cumberland County
Jan 28-31
6:00pm-6:00am
Cape May County
Jan 28,29,30
6:00pm-6:00am
Essex County
Jan 28-31
8:00pm-8:00am
Gloucester County
Jan 28-31
9:00pm-9:00am
Hudson County
Jan 28-Feb 1
7:00pm-7:00am
Hunterdon County
Jan 28,29,30
7:00pm-7:00am
Mercer County
Jan 28,29,30
7:00pm-7:00am
Middlesex County
Jan 28-31
7:00pm-7:00am
Monmouth County
Jan 28-Feb 1
6:00pm-9:00am
Morris County
Jan 28-Feb 2
7:00pm-7:00am
Ocean County
Jan 28- Jan 31
7:00pm-7:00am
Passaic County
Jan 28-31+
7:00pm-7:00am
Somerset County
Jan 28-31+
8:00pm-9:00am
Salem County
Jan 28-Feb 1
7:00pm-7:00am
Sussex County
Jan 28-Feb 1
6:00pm-6:00am
Union County
Jan 28-31
7:00pm-7:00am

Warming Centers

Somerset
Sussex

NJ 2-1-1

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

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Union

Union County Division of Social Services

counties served: Union

Location

342 Westminster Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ

Open during hours of operation.  After-hours, weekends, and holidays call 211 for assistance.

Phone: 908-965-2700
Open:

Mon - Fri 8:30am - 3:30pm (closed on holidays)

NJ 2-1-1

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

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

 

 

 

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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