Delaware Helpline
In state dial 211 Or call toll free (800) 560-3372 or text your Zip Code to 898-211.
Referral service for food, housing, counseling and support groups

Family Promise Hospitality Center Intake through 211 or through DE Housing Alliance (833)FINDBED (302) 998-2222
Case managers help people find temporary & long-term housing options. Financial assistance available

Family Promise Pathway to Housing (302) 998-2222
Ensuring every family experiencing homelessness in northern New Castle County has access to shelter, case management, and the resources necessary to secure permanent housing.

National Women’s Shelter Directory
A nationwide directory of shelters for women. Search through their list of women’s shelters including homeless shelters, family shelters, residential treatment centers, transitional housing other women’s assistance resources. Click on your state from the menu on the left then select a specific city/town.

Salvation Army Emergency Housing Residence (302) 472-0755
The residence is a 90 day emergency shelter for single women and women with children mainly from Wilmington and New Castle County. The Emergency Housing Residence consists of 52 beds in 13 rooms on two residential floors. The shelter operates 24/7, 365 days a year.

Samaritan Housing (302) 428-3635
Immediate crisis housing for women and women with children with Delaware Division of State Service Center housing voucher approval after emergencies such as house fires have left them homeless.

Sunday Breakfast Mission (877) 306-4663: ask for the Family Center
Providing temporary emergency shelter, nutritious meals, and hygiene materials with shelter specifically for women, and women with children. Click link below for online registration.

The Shepherd Place (302) 678-1909
Provides transitional housing, case management, food and other basic needs for women and children at no cost to those who need them in the Dover area.

YMCA Home-Life Management Center (302) 658-7110 or email hlmcinfo@ywcade.org Home-Life Management Center is a residential program designed for emergency and transitional housing. The program provides supportive services designed to teach valuable life skills and assist families to become gainfully employed, permanently housed and completely self-sufficient.

Ministry of Caring Emergency Shelters

FOR SINGLE WOMEN:

  • Mary Mother of Hope House I This shelter provides housing and supportive services for those women 18. Programs include intensive case management, drug and alcohol counseling, mental health services, housing assistance and placement, and job search and training.

FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN:

  • Samaritan Housing This shelter provides immediate crisis housing for women and women with children with Delaware Division of State Service Center housing voucher approval after emergencies such as house fires have left them homeless. The eight-unit, 23-bed Samaritan Housing provides up to 28 days of clean, safe housing along with meals, access to medical and dental care, mental health care, child care, job training/placement, help finding housing, free furniture and home goods – and services of an intake coordinator, case manager, resident manager and program director.
  • Mary Mother of Hope House II This shelter provides residents with a stable environment of support and guidance along with nourishing, well-balanced meals for 30 to 45 days in their journeys toward self- sufficiency.
  • Mary Mother of Hope House III This shelter provides a stable environment of support and guidance along with nourishing, well-balanced meals for 30 to 45 days. Women also have an opportunity to acquire skills in life management and parenting and also to use Ministry of Caring child care services. Their children receive educational and recreational enrichment throughout their stays. Case managers can easily connect women with services such as job training/placement assistance, medical and dental care and personal counseling.

Supportive Transitional and Emergency Housing Ministry

(S.T.E.H.M.) offers two housing solutions in the Wilmington area for individuals requiring shelter in an emergency situation or as part of a longer-term transition to independent housing. Referral needed from ADOH (302) 429-0580

The Motel Ministry provides short-term emergency housing for needy or displaced persons.

Martha House I & II Provides long-term transitional housing for women and their children, fostering the goal of independent living through counseling and life skills training in a safe, supportive environment. It strives to reintegrate individuals by encouraging self-sufficiency, addressing the fundamental causes of homelessness, poverty, joblessness and inability to find and maintain affordable housing.

Emergency Winter Shelter

Friendship House – Code Purple When temperatures are low enough to be dangerous in the cities of Wilmington, Newark, and Middletown. Pre-registration is required. The location of the Code Purple for each city will be shared at time of registration.

To register for a Code Purple please call:
Wilmington – call (302) 652-8033
Newark – call (302) 544-0165
Middletown – call (302) 416-0982

*Please not that ADOH makes no warranty as to the qualifications or performance of these referrals. Using these referrals is your decision and your responsibility. We are not affiliated with any of the listed organizations.