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Warming Centers

Information in this press release may have expired.  Please contact your local municipality for updated information.

With freezing temperatures in Union County for a fifth day, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that the Code Blue program is still in effect, and help is available for those without a warm place to stay. 

The Code Blue program is designed to coordinate municipal and County resources, to help homeless persons find a place at an organized shelter or warming center.  If you happen to witness anyone unattended to or sleeping outdoors, please contact your local police department, which will assist them with transportation. 

The following municipalities have notified the County that warming centers are available:



January 8, 2015

Second Macedonia Baptist Church
1251 Fairmount Avenue
After 4pm

Elizabeth Police Department
After 4 pm



Library – 31 East Henry Street
Monday and Wednesday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturdays January 10, January 24, February 7, February 21, March 7, March 21
Closed: January 17, 19, 31, February 12, 14, 16, 28, March 14, 28, Closed Sundays
Multi-Purpose Center – 1025 John Street
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday
Roselle Park
The Roselle Park Community Cassano Center
314 Chestnut St.
 M-Thurs. 9-8pm and Fri-9-5pm

The Freeholder Board also urges you to take the appropriate precautions and drive safely. Report any issues on municipal roads to the respective municipality. If there are any issues on County roads, please call County Police at 908-654-9800.  

To report downed power lines or outages, contact your utility company. PSE&G customers call 1-800-436-7734. JCP&L customers call 1-800-545-7738 or use the automated reporting line at 1-888-544-4877.  

For questions about your gas service, call Elizabethtown Gas at 800-492-4009.  

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