Advocates for Homeless & Those in Need (AHTN) started the Code Blue Mission in the Winter of 2009. This mission provides transportation, a hot meal and a cot for the night when weather conditions become dangerous to unsheltered individuals.
This year we will start our 13th Code Blue Shelter Season. Code Blue runs from December 1st to March 31st. AHTN refers to those we serve as guests and friends as they are treated with respect and dignity.
Frequently Asked Questions
AHTN defines Code Blue as temperatures being 26 degrees or below including wind chill. We use the NOAA and Weather Channel websites for the Levittown area for guidance, not TV broadcasts.
Code Blue open/close status will be determined by 12:00pm each day during December - March by visiting our home page or calling 215-550-3868 x 100.
Guests welcome after 8:30pm.
Anyone over 18 welcome, no I.D. required. Any young person, ages 6-17, experiencing homelessness or housing instability in Pennsylvania, please click here for information on local Emergency Shelter through Valley Youth House. Families with children can call Nikki Farrior, Resource Consultant at 215.550.3868 x 101 to see if there is budget available for emergency shelter in a local motel in Lower Bucks County.
Admission includes brief Intake Process and access to our Resource Table.
Guests are required to sign and comply with our Code Blue Guest Guidelines.
Pets are not allowed in the Code Blue Shelter.
Guests will be given clean bedding during Intake. It will be stored for them until their next visit, separate from other guests’ bedding. No outside bedding allowed.
Guests will wake at 5:45am and must depart by 6:30am, either by own transportation or AHTN bus.
Guests should NOT be on the church property during non-shelter hours. Anyone found on the property will be considered trespassing. Local police may be called.
Code Blue Bus Stops
Bristol Park Shopping Plaza - behind Ollie’s on Commerce Circle, beside the guard rail/street light marked green, Routes 13 and 413.
County Way - bus stop at the second stop sign (at the intersection of Library Way) coming from New Falls Road, near Five Points in Levittown.
Levittown Town Center on Route 13 - the vacant lot parking area closest to Rte 13, across from Arby's /Home Depot
Edgely Road & Penn Avenue - on the corner at the stop sign across from the Edgely Firehouse just off Route 13.
Morrisville - at the parking lot at the intersection of Bridge & Pennsylvania Ave near the 7-11 convenience store in Morrisville. Guests needing to be picked up here should call and leave a message at 215-550-3868 ext. 100 before 5:00pm to ensure we can get a bus out to you. If a message is left after 5:00pm, we will do our best to get transportation out to you. Still leave your name & phone number and someone will get back to you.
If guests are at their stop by 8:00 pm, the bus will pick them up. Pick up times do vary based upon weather and number of passengers.
For a printable list of Code Blue bus stops click here.
The Shelter is served by the Shelter Site Church and volunteers from the community. If you are interested in volunteering for Code Blue more information can be found here. AHTN is grateful to our local faith community for donating space to house the shelter.
This season to stay in compliance of current COVID Guidelines, our 2021-22 Code Blue Shelter will be hosted in 2 locations:
December 1st - December 31st
December 1st - December 31st
December & January will be hosted at:
1667 Edgewood Rd Yardley, PA 19067
February 1st - February 28th
March 1st - March 31st
February & March will be hosted at:
Calvary Baptist Church
250 Green Ln. Bristol, PA 19007