Bucks County will call Code whenever the temperature goes below 20 degrees but may also be called with higher temperatures based on consideration of wind chill, precipitation, or other circumstances. A Code Blue may be called for a single night’s duration in the event of extreme cold or other situation creating a public health risk.
The Code Blue Shelters listed below are independently operated by non-profit organizations and open when the temperature is 26 degrees or below in addition to other individual criteria; opening dependent on having enough volunteers.
For information on the Code Blue Shelters and their locations, please visit The Housing Link website or visit the individual organization’s sites below. Contact the Housing Link Helpline during business hours 1-800-810-4434 for information about Code Blue openings on a given night. For specific information about a code blue in a given area, how to get to the code blue, and other resources code blue providers offer, visit the organizations at:
Advocates for Homeless & Those in Need (AHTN)
Please visit the AHTN website for information on shelter locations and Code Blue Declarations. Doors open at 9 pm and stay open through the night only.
- Email the AHTN
- Information Line: 215-550-3868
- Volunteer Hub
Coalition to Shelter & Support the Homeless (CSSH)
Please visit the CSSH website for information on shelter locations and Code Blue Declarations. Doors open at 7 pm and stay open through the night only. Transportation is available. The driving route is posted on the CSSH website.
- CSSH website
- Email the CSSH
- Homeless Information Line: 866-390-0291
Upper Bucks Code Blue
Doors open at 9 pm and stay open through the night only.
- Information Line: 267-450-5191
- Upper Bucks Code Blue Facebook Page
For general cold weather information, please check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.