“Code Blue” Warning Issued

Submitted by Justin Gould on Wed, 11/29/2023 - 11:14
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MAYVILLE, NY – The Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene and Social Services has issued a code blue warning for Chautauqua County.

This warning is triggered when temperatures reach 32 degrees or lower, including wind chill, and requires shelter access to anyone in need of assistance.

During normal business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, people seeking emergency shelter should report to the Department of Mental Hygiene and Social Services offices at 15 W. Lucas Avenue, Dunkirk, NY 14048 or at 110 E. Fourth Street, Jamestown, NY 14701, where emergency shelter will be arranged.

After normal business hours and on weekends and holidays, persons seeking emergency shelter or those who know of someone who is in need of emergency shelter or who is experiencing homelessness should contact the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office by dialing (716) 483-7536 or by contacting the nearest police department, and shelter assistance will be provided. 

 The following agencies are also able to assist with Code Blue placements in Chautauqua County: Brooks Memorial Hospital, UPMC Chautauqua, and the Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene.

The United Christian Advocacy Network (UCAN) City Mission can be utilized by adult males and is located at 7 West First Street in Jamestown and may be contacted by calling (716) 488-7480.

 In addition, the following warming centers may be open during code blue warnings.  It is strongly encouraged that people seeking warming center assistance contact the site to determine specific hours:



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Ahira Hall Memorial Library

37 W Main St, Brocton, NY


M & W: 1P-8P, Tu & Thu: 10A-5P, F: 1P-5P, Sa: 10A-1P

Alexander Free Library

2883 N Rd, Sherman, NY


M: 9-2, T/TH: 1-7, S: 9-2

Ashville Free Library

2200 N. Maple Ave, Ashville, NY


M-F: 9:30A-5P

Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc

10825 Bennett Rd, Dunkirk, NY


M -F: 8:30A-4:30P

Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc

402 Chandler St, Jamestown, NY


M -F: 8:30A-4:30P

Department of Mental Hygiene and Social Services

319 Central Ave, Dunkirk, NY


M -F: 8:30A-4:30P

Department of Mental Hygiene and Social Services

110 East 4th St, Jamestown, NY


M -F: 8:30A-4:30P

Department of Mental Hygiene and Social Services

7 N. Erie St, Mayville, NY


M -F: 8:30A-4:30P

Ellington-Farman Free Library

760 Thornton Rd, Ellington, NY


M - Th: 11A-7P, Sa: 10A-1P

Hazeltine Public Library

891 Busti-Sugar Grove Rd, Jamestown, NY


M, W, F: 1P-5P & 6:30P-8:30P, Tu & Th: 9A-5P, Sa: 9A-1P

James Prendergast Library Assoc.

509 Cherry St, Jamestown, NY


M - Th: 10A - 8:30P, F: 10A - 5P, Sa: 10A - 4P

Lakewood Memorial Library

12 W Summit St., Lakewood NY


M: 10-6, T: 10-8, W: 10-6, TH: 10-8, FR:10-6, S: 10-2

Myers Memorial Library

6 Falconer St. Frewsburg, NY


M-F: 10-1 and 3-6, Sa: 10-1

Sinclairville Free Library

15 Main St, Sinclairville, NY


M  & Th: 2P-7P, W: 9A-5P, F: 10A-4P, Sa: 10A-1P

UCAN City Mission

7 W 1st St, Jamestown, NY


M-Sun: 5PM-9AM


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