NJ Warming Centers

Code Blue notifications and resources opened in response to severe cold or storm events change as quickly as the weather. This listing reflects information most recently received.

Standards of Excellence

NJ 211 is a free, statewide system designed to connect people in need of assistance with service providers who can help, while adhering to standards and procedures that focus on compassionate concern and client-driven response.

You can expect to find the following:

  • 24-hour coverage, seven-days a week, 365-days a year
  • Toll-free access for callers
  • Computerized database with data collection capabilities that provides current information on state and local community resources
  • Accessibility to all with an infrastructure in place to respond to callers who speak languages other than English and those who are disabled
  • Resource Specialists who have been trained to provide compassionate care with the goal of helping every client develop a realistic action plan and find solutions

NJ 211 is staffed with people who care and want to help you. Resource specialists will:

  • Assess a caller's needs
  • Research to find answers to questions
  • Determine eligibility for services
  • Direct the caller to the appropriate service provider(s)
  • Follow-up with callers to ascertain whether or not their needs were met or if additional assistance is necessary