As New Jersey deals with a blast of chilly temperatures, Code Blue alerts have been issued in several counties. The following were in effect as of 11 a.m. Monday:

  • Cape May County: Sunday and Monday
  • Gloucester County: Saturday through Monday
  • Hunterdon County: Monday
  • Monmouth County: Monday
  • Morris County: Sunday and Monday
  • Ocean County: - Saturday through Monday
  • Passaic County: On-going, beginning Sunday
  • Somerset County: On-going, beginning Friday (Nov. 290
  • Union County: Saturday through Monday.

Many of those alerts may be extended to Tuesday or beyond, and others may be added.A Code Blue alert "enables authorities to take homeless adults to shelter programs that have agreed to make additional beds available," according to the state's NJ211 site. Warming centers are also opened and advertised through local media and social media.

Many of the state's designated warming centers are at local library branches and senior centers. For a full list, organized by county, click here.

The state’s Code Blue law, signed in May 2017, calls for such alerts whenever the temperature drops below 25 degrees without precipitation, or below 32 degrees with precipitation.

Code Blue procedures also apply when the National Weather Service wind chill temperature is at 0 degrees or less for a period of two hours or more.

The state Department of Human Services has shared a list of “homeless hotlines” by county, for help finding emergency shelter in bitter conditions:

Atlantic County
Homeless Alliance (Mon - Fri 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
1333 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City

Atlantic City Rescue Mission Homeless Hotline (Mon - Fri 2 p.m. - 8 a.m.; Sat & Sun all day)
2009 Bacharach Blvd., Atlantic City

Bergen County
Homeless Hotline (available 24/7)
218 Route 17 North, Rochelle Park
(Office: Mon - Fri 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton - Community Services of Burlington County
(Open 24/7)
856-764-6940 Ext: 6122
450 Veterans Dr., Burlington

Camden County
Homeless Hotline (Open 24/7)
4212 Beacon Ave., Pennsauken

Cape May County
Homeless Hotline (Monday to Friday 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m., weekends, and holidays)
877-886-1325 or 609-886-1325
4005 Route 9 South, Rio Grande

Cumberland County
Homeless Hotline (Open 24/7)
6140 Mays Landing Road, Vineland

Essex County
Salvation Army, Montclair

Gloucester County
First Call for Help - County Homeless Hotline (Monday - Friday 4 p.m. - 8 a.m.; Saturday -Sunday all day )

Hudson County
Homeless Hotline (Open 24/7)
257 Cornelison Ave., Jersey City

Hunterdon County
Daytime Homeless Hotline (Daytime hours)
PO Box 246, Flemington

Evening Homeless Hotline (Evenings, Weekends, Holidays)
908-782-4357 or 800-272-4630

Mercer County
Homeless Hotline (available 24/7)
200 Woolverton St., Trenton
(Office: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.)

Hotline for Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Crisis Assistance and Information (Womanspace)
(available 24/7)
1530 Brunswick Ave., Lawrenceville

Middlesex County
Homeless Hotline (Open 24/7)
Dial 2-1-1

Monmouth County
Homeless Hotline (Open 24/7)
732-431-6000 ext. 4613
3000 Kozloski Rd., Freehold

Morris County
Homeless Hotline (Open 24/7)
Dial 2-1-1 or 877-746-5211

Ocean County
After-Hours Homeless Hotline (Open 24/7)
PO Box 1211, Toms River

Passaic County
Homeless Hotline (Open 24/7)
Dial 2-1-1

Salem County
Daytime Homeless Hotline (Daytime hours)
147 S. Virginia Ave., Penns Grove

Evening Homeless Hotline (Evenings, Weekends, Holidays)

Somerset County
Homeless Hotline (After regular business hours, weekends and holidays)
PO Box 246, Flemington

Sussex County
Homeless Services - Daytime (Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
83 Spring St., Newton

After Hours Homeless Response (Monday - Friday after 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Sunday all day)

Union County
Homeless Hotline (Open 24/7)
518 Watchung Ave., Plainfield

Warren County
Homeless Hotline (Office: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
One Shotwell Drive, Belvidere

Homeless Hotline After Hours (After regular business hours, weekends and holidays)

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