During extreme weather conditions, including extreme cold temperatures, warming centers are activated and made available to community members in need.
The Navigating Hope team assist warming center information, transportation to warming centers, emergency donation needs (toiletries, hygiene items, etc.), and can assist in providing safe placement. We work closely with the county warming center locations to ensure the safety of the most vulnerable community members during extreme weather emergencies.
When is a Code Blue Emergency declared?
The Morris County Office of Emergency Management issues a “Code Blue” Advisory when there is an extreme weather event and/or extreme cold conditions.
For questions or general inquiries about warming center locations and Code Blue alerts, please reach out to one of the numbers below:
* Dial 2-1-1 available 24/7 (for Code Blue status and warming center referrals)
* OTA Homeless Hotline 1-800-640-9783, (for Code Blue status, warming center referrals, and other emergency placements)
* Our Promise Drop-In Center 973-644-0100 open M-F 1-5pm (for Code Blue status and warming center referrals)
Impact of Navigating Hope
Navigating Hope, inspired by the Morris County Sheriff’s Hope One Mobile Addiction and Recovery vehicle, was launched to fill gaps in social services access.
Navigating Hope meets face-to-face with hundreds of Morris County community members struggling with homelessness and financial difficulties — flipping the traditional model of social service delivery in the county. Navigating Hope also aids community members in learning what they may qualify for and providing information on county resources to those who want it. Van Trip Locations The Navigating Hope van travels across Morris County, specifically targeting towns on the out-skirts of the county where community members may not have traditional access to social service offices.
If you would like to suggest a trip site, please email our team at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Navigating Hope is supported by the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders