Cape Region Site will be CLOSED tonight 1/24/20

Unfortunately, due to the above 32 temps, we will not be able to open the Cape Region Shelter Site. We do have 8 other sites that people can access.

 List of CP Shelter Sites


We will be open for certain- Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th, and Monday 27th.

We will update Monday with the next block of nights that we will be opening.

Thank you all for your continued support!

Cape Region Shelter Open!!

We are exciting that our site in Lewes has been open for three nights now! The community came out and performed a miracle. A shelter from shell to completely usable in less than 12 hours. We can not express how thankful we are to everyone that came out and helped. Check out the incredible video from The Cape Gazette here Opening of Code Purple at Troop 7


We will be open through the night of Monday, January 27th and will have further updates this weekend.

Please go to the calendar and sign up to help with either dinner, intake, overnight, or morning clean up. Cape Region Volunteer Calendar.

We need the community to continue to support the shelter in order to make a difference in our guests lives!

We will update the nights that we are open on our website, Facebook, and email blasts. Keep an eye out for our announcements!

Email us at with any questions that you may have for us!

We are accepting donations at the shelter from 6pm-8:30pm each night that we are open.  We can be found at 18006 Coastal Hwy, Lewes, DE 19958.


Community Workday at Cape Region Site

18006 Coastal Hwy, Lewes, DE

January 20, 10AM – 3PM, all welcome!

Please bring cleaning supplies to help us get the shelter site ready to welcome guests as soon as possible!


Other volunteer Spots Available

Sign up to volunteer at: Cape Region Volunteer Sign Up Calendar

  • 6:30 PM – Volunteers arrive 
  • Intake Volunteers and Community Dinner arrive for an evening of shelter. 
  • 7:00 PM – Doors Open 
  • Persons experiencing homelessness arrive and are processed with intake and sign our boundaries sheet. 
  • 8:30 PM – Overnight Volunteers Arrive 
  • 7 AM – Guests wake up 
  • 8 AM (tentative time) – Guests and overnight volunteers exit facility after completing morning chores and cleanup. 
  • 8:30 AM – Volunteer (Reset Team) secures the building and checks for any undone chores. During the day, we will only need access to buildings for cleaning crews or upkeep, but a typical day will not involve use of the buildings. 

Please see the description of volunteer positions here:  Volunteer Needs

Please fill out this volunteer form online if you would like to partner with us and help us serve people in the community that are experiencing homelessness. Online Volunteer Form

We will train people on the job as they volunteer. We would love to have two overnight volunteers each night, however that is a hard position to fill. We would love for you to find a buddy to bring with you for the night!

We are completely donation based so we need your help to supply the shelter with the items needed for daily operations. Donations needs can be found here: Donation Needs









Overnight Help Needed to Stay Open!

We still have lots of nights to cover for most of our shelters! We have the following nights left open:
Renovate (MEN)
Avenue (MEN)
January 3rd, 9th, 15th, 18th, 22nd, 23rd
Nazarene (WOMEN)
January 4th, 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 17th, 19th, 21st, 24th, 26th, 28th, 31st
Presbyterian (WOMEN)
January 12th, 15th, 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th, 31st
Presbyterian (MEN)
January 8th-11th, 13th, 14th, 16th-18th, 20th-28th, 30th, 31st
St.Lukes (MEN)
January 9th, 16th, 19th, 29th
Gateway (WOMEN)
January 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th-12th, 14th, 16th-19th, 21st, 23rd-26th, 28th, 30th, 31st
Stone House (MEN)
January 4th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 17th-20th, 22nd, 24th-27th, 29th, 31st
There are other spots to fill as well.
Intake, dinner, morning relief, and transportation are a few areas still in need of people.
We can not open without a volunteer to stay the night.
Please consider helping us help our guests stay warm and safe this season. 
Thank you for all your support!


We still have lots of nights to cover for most of our shelters! We have the following nights left open:
Renovate (MEN)
December- 22nd, 24th, 26th-29th, 31st
Avenue (MEN)
Nazarene (WOMEN)
December-22nd, 24th, 29th, 30th, 31st
Presbyterian (WOMEN)
December- 22nd, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th
Presbyterian (MEN)
December- 26th, 30th, 31st
St.Lukes (MEN) is covered but please sign up to serve alongside the volunteer already on the calendar. Our goal is always two each night.
Gateway (WOMEN)
December- 22nd, 31st
Stone House (MEN)
December- 21st, 24th, 
There are other spots to fill as well.
Intake, dinner, morning relief, and transportation are a few areas still in need of people.
We can not open without a volunteer to stay the night.
Please consider helping us help our guests stay warm and safe this season. 
Thank you for all your support!


We are very excited to be opening for shelter today! We have been busy prepping our sites to invite guests in out of the harsh elements. Anyone experiencing homelessness can show up at any shelter site before 9pm and they will receive a warm safe space to sleep.

Hotline # for those in need: 302-519-0024

A live person will answer your call 24/7 during the winter season. (Occasionally you will have to leave a message. You will get a return call.)



These are the sites opening tonight:

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (Shelter is located in the parish hall.)
202 N. North St.
Seaford, DE 19973
Men only. Check- in 8:30pm. Check-out 7:45am.
Meals provided at The CROSS for dinner at 7:00pm.

Gateway Fellowship
8110 Cannon Road
Bridgeville, DE 19933
Women (with or w/o children) only.
Check-in 8:30 pm. Check-out 7:45am.
Women can meet at The CROSS for dinner at 7:00pm. Transportation will be provided to Gateway at 8:30pm and then back to Seaford in the morning.

——The CROSS building is located at 703 East King Street, Seaford, DE 19973.——

Avenue United Methodist Church
20 N Church Street
Milford, DE 19963
Men only (We are not allowed to house sex offenders at this location due to the preschool located inside part of the church. Other arrangements may be made to check in to a different shelter.)
Check-in 8:30pm. Check-out 7:00am.
Meals provided at 7pm-8:30pm. Location: Milford Nazarene Church located @ 11 NW Salevan Pl., Milford, DE 19963.

Milford Nazarene
11 NW Salevan Pl.
Milford, DE 19963
Women (with or w/o children) only.
Check-in 7:00pm. Check-out 7:45am.
Meals provided on site.

Renovate Church 
800 E. East Street
Delmar, MD 21875
Men Only
Check-in 7:00pm. Check-out 7:45.
Meals provided on site.

Georgetown Presbyterian Church
203 N Bedford Street
Georgetown, DE 19947
Men and Women (with or w/o children) *two separate sections*
Check-in 9pm (Except Saturdays 11pm). Check-out 7:45am.
No dinner provided at this time.

Bethany Stone House
21 N Pennsylvania Avenue
Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Men Only
Check-in 6:30pm. Check-out 8:00am.
Meals provided on site.

We still have a lot of days left for people to volunteer overnight! We will have to close the shelters without volunteers. Please help us avoid closing our doors! Here is a link where you can see the need. See The Need

Thank you all for the continued support!

Only 7 days until we OPEN! We still need YOU!

We are excited to open on December 1st! We are busy prepping each site in anticipation of helping our guests in great ways this winter. It takes many hands and feet to open the shelters and ensure people have a warm safe place to sleep every night.

We are lacking overnight volunteers on many nights at most of the shelter sites. We need your help! The shelter will have to close for the night if there is no one signed up to stay. That means our guests will have to sleep outside on those nights. Please help us prevent this from happening!

See the calendars below to see how you can help keep us open!

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Please consider giving your time to serve with us this winter. We have one training day left.  Monday, DEC 2nd! Join us!Training for Emergency Homeless Shelter Volunteers poster1024_1

See the Volunteer Calendar Page below ↓↓ for the links to sign up and help us be successful this winter.

Volunteer Calendars


Countdown to Opening Day! Volunteers Needed!

Only 3 weeks left!!! Please see the need below! Sign up for one of our training events.

These graphs are focusing on the overnight volunteer need. This is the crucial piece for us to be able to open each night. Without someone staying overnight with our guest, we can not open. Please help us fill the need!

Seaford Calendar has 863 spots (not including dinner spots). We have 68 of those  filled. 

St. Luke has 106 overnight volunteer spots to cover. We have 30 nights covered. 

Gateway has 106 overnight volunteer spots to cover. We have 3 nights covered.

St. Luke's



Milford Calendar has 952 spots (not including dinner spots). We have 22 filled.

Milford Avenue has 106 overnight volunteer spots to cover. We have 12 nights covered.

Milford Nazarene has 106 overnight volunteer spots to cover. We have 15 nights covered.

Milford Avenue

Milford Nazarene


Georgetown Calendarhas 530 spots (not including dinner). We have 112 filled.

Georgetown Presbyterian has 106 overnight volunteer spots to cover.

The women’s section has 39 nights filled.

The men’s section has 0 nights filled.

Georgetown Women

Georgetown Men

Delmar’s Calendar has 423 spots (not including dinners). We have 8 filled.

Delmar has 106 overnight spots to cover.

We have 3 nights filled.


Laurel Calendar has 225 spots (not including dinner). We have still need Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays covered.


Bethany Calendar has 106 overnight spots to cover. We have 42 nights filled.


Please come and join us for one of the training events left before the season begins! We can not do it without the help of the community!







Volunteer Challenge!

We want to ensure that each shelter can stay open every night this season.  We operate solely on the time and talents of the community. There are faithful volunteers that serve more than their share each winter. They enable us to provide a warm safe space for our guests to come into and sleep each night. Consider helping us give them a reprieve by having more servants join our team. Please be thinking about who you can bring to an upcoming training that could be your buddy for the overnight shift this season. 

Please note that any training you attend will be good for any Code Purple Site.

See links for FaceBook individual training events below.

Buddy Challenge CPSC 7-29-2019

Georgetown Training

Laurel Training

Milford Training

Laurel Training

Bridgeville Training

Seaford Training