The following overnight shelters will be OPEN tonight:

  • 586 Genesee St, Buffalo, 14204 – accessible location, open 8pm-7am (This location was formerly a women’s shelter but will be open to all for Code Blue.)
  • Salvation Army, 960 Main St, Buffalo, 14202 – accessible location, open 7:30pm-8am

Daytime Warming Centers:

  • 03/20/24 – Daytime Warming is OPEN at 586 Genesee St, Buffalo 14204

Code Blue Clients will be permitted at the NFTA METRO Transportation Center from 5:30pm-7:30pm to obtain bus tickets to the Code Blue Shelter They will not be allowed to wait at the NFTA outside of those hours.

To receive Code Blue updates for the City of Buffalo, text CodeBlueBuffalo to 898-211. This notification is available to anyone including clients.

Outside of Erie County, contact local law enforcement or 211 for shelter options.

Calling a Code Blue is determined daily and communicated by 211. Call 211 to find out if Code Blue is in effect or text CodeBlueBuffalo to 898-211 to sign up for alerts.

Code Blue officially runs from 8pm to 8am with daytime warming center open from 8am-8pm when the temperature and/or windchill is below 32 degrees from November 15 to April 30.



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