Due to freezing temperatures, Code Purple has been called for Thursday, January 31 and Friday, February 1. Calvary Baptist Church at 215 E Delaware Ave will open at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 31 and St. Thomas Episcopal Church at 276 S College Ave will open at 6 p.m. on Friday, February 1.
During Code Purple, a coalition of Newark Churches rotate as an emergency sanctuary. The host church provides access to a bathroom, a light evening meal, hot beverages and beds throughout the night.
Those who are in need of sanctuary from the cold weather are encouraged to call 302-544-0165, and sign up for services with the Newark Empowerment Center. The center's office hours are Monday - Friday from 1 - 4 p.m.