In accordance with the New Jersey Code Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management will issue Code Blue Alerts based upon the following criteria:
- Temperatures will reach 25 degrees Fahrenheit or lower without precipitation or 32 degrees Fahrenheit or lower with precipitation; or
- The National Weather Service wind-chill temperature will be zero degrees Fahrenheit or less for a period of two hours or more.
The above criteria is based upon the National Weather Service Mount Holly, New Jersey forecast for the Freehold zip code of 07728.
Code Blue Alerts will be generally issued in 12- hour increments and will be 6:00 am to 6:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 6:00 am.
Daytime- Contact Monmouth County Division of Social Services 732-431-6000 ext. 4613
Nights, weekends and holidays: Contact your local Police Department
Overnight Warming Centers
Monmouth County Homeless Shelter—Freehold
Trinity Episcopal Church– Asbury Park
JBJ & PBC Hope & Comfort Warming Center– Red Bank
Parameters: Men only- must check-in at JBJ Soul Kitchen (Wednesday-Saturday) and Pilgrim Baptist Church (Sunday-Tuesday).
Daytime Warming Centers
Monmouth County Homeless Shelter-Freehold
Jersey Shore Rescue Mission- Asbury Park
Parameters: Men, Women and Children from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm daily. All are welcome to stay for dinner served at 6:00 pm and Chapel Services at 7:00 pm. All non-registered men, women and children must depart after Chapel Services.
Lunch Break- Red Bank
Parameters: Monday through Saturday
JBJ Soul Kitchen- Red Bank
Parameters: Opens at 3:30 pm (Wednesday-Saturday)
Pilgrim Baptist Church- Red Bank
Parameters: Opens at 3:30 pm (Sunday-Tuesday)
Want to Help:
Monmouth County Emergency Management continues to seek community partners who are able to provide services under Code Blue Conditions. If you are interested is assisting, please contact the Monmouth County Emergency Management: 732-431-7400 firstname.lastname@example.org
NJ Code Blue Law