BAYONNE, NJ- Citing the onslaught of colder weather and inability to utilize the temporary warming shelter that has been used in the past, Mayor Jimmy Davis has announced that the City of Bayonne will turn to Hudson County to provide services to residents in need of shelter, food, and other resources this winter.

“As the weather turns colder and the forecast calls for subfreezing temperatures this week, our thoughts turn towards those that are less fortunate and in need of assistance,” Davis said in a Facebook post on Tuesday.

The message goes on to advise readers that anyone needing emergency assistance should report to the Bayonne Police Department Desk where they will he provided transportation by a local cab company to a suitable location. The police department is located at Ave C and 27th Street, 2nd Floor and can also be reached at 201-858-6900.

“By directing people to the vast resources available at the county level, we are giving this vulnerable population the best possible assistance they can get,” the statement concludes.