Code Blue is a lifesaving operation that provides shelter, food and supportive services to approximately 100-150 individuals living on the streets of Buffalo each night that the temperatures reach 32 degrees or below. We also provide the outreach needed to find and transport these individuals to the designated Code Blue shelter locations.
"Code Blue" is the City of Buffalo’s emergency weather safety plan that provides outreach, transportation, shelter and a warm meal to Buffalo's homeless population on evenings when temperatures and wind chill fall to 15 degrees or below from November 15 to March 15. This year's Code Blue Shelters are located at: Harbor House at 241 Genesee Street and St. Luke's Mission of Mercy at 325 Walden Avenue and Holy Cross at 412 Niagara Street.
If you see or know of someone who needs shelter during cold weather, call 211.