Final Days Til Opening!

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There are many emotions that bombard us as the beginning of the season approaches but excitement supersedes them all! We love being able to provide a safe sanctuary for those with no place to call home. We do depend on the community to help us achieve our goals for the winter so we are here to update you as well as ask for further assistance.

We will be opening up for ON CALL nights starting November 25th. We are still waiting on some supplies to be delivered. We also still need the community to donate all the items found on this list. Donation PDF  The addition of four new shelters has added to the amount of donations that we need. We are a non-profit, volunteer run organization therefore everything that we receive goes straight to the needs of those we serve. We do have a donation coordinator this year. Yay! You can reach Amanda Mitchell at codepurplesussexcounty@gmail.com or call 302-632-8180.

We also have A LOT of spots to fill on the sign up calendar for each site. We had eight training events but we know not everyone was able to make it to one. If you still want to volunteer, then please fill out a volunteer form here Volunteer Form and it will be sent to us via email. We will also provide you with on the job training. We are in desperate need of overnight volunteers. That is the one spot that we have to fill or we will not open the shelter. Please consider staying once a week or once every other week. We have our Bring a Buddy Challenge. You can read all about that here Bring a Buddy Challenge. This makes it possible for everyone to have a partner to stay with and helps alleviate some fears that volunteers may have when they first start helping. Here is the link to our handy dandy sign up calendars all divided up by towns. Volunteer Sign Up Calendars

Our Director, Nikki, would love to come and speak to your church or organization so they can hear how Code Purple changes lives as well as how they can become involved in being a part of that change. Please email us with any further questions at codepurplesussexcounty@gmail.com. We can not do it without your help! Please spread the word and also consider being apart of our ministry. Trust us, you will be the one blessed.

The Code Purple Sussex County Team!

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Training Coming Soon to a Town Near You! Sign up now!

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We are very busy cleaning, sorting, arranging, meeting, and setting up for the new season! The addition of four new sites has been a huge blessing! We will be able to serve more guests this winter which means Code Purple needs more help from YOU in the community! Remember, we are a 100% volunteer and donation based ministry that wouldn’t be possible without your help. We have several different opportunities for you to attend a training before the start of the Code Purple season. (You must attend a training in order to help at any of our locations. Each training will teach the same information so you only need to complete it one time.) Please click on one of the Face Book event links below to let us know which one you will be attending. Can’t wait to see you there!!

October 15th
Bridgeville Training

October 20th
Delmar Training

October 22nd
Georgetown Training

October 24th
Milford Training

October 29th
Laurel Training #1

November 1st
Seaford Training

November 5th
Bethany Training

November 6th
Laurel Training #2

Georgetown Partnership News!

We are excited to announce another partnership! Georgetown Presbyterian will come under our umbrella during the Code Purple season! They have been operating a successful shelter for 15 years and it just made sense to partner with them. They will continue to run an Emergency shelter as needed during the rest of the year. It’s a win win for the people of Sussex County.

This new endeavor will need the help of the community. They need overnight and morning relief volunteers. We know that there are many in the area that will be willing to help us make this a successful Code Purple season in Georgetown. We are unable to serve dinner at the Georgetown Presbyterian site, so we are looking for another church to partner with us. One that will allow us the use of space to be able to provide a meal each night for our guests.

Georgetown Presbyterian Church
203 N Bedford Street, Georgetown, DE 19947

Check-in 9pm except Saturdays at 10pm. Check-out 8am.
Men and Women

New Men’s Site Coming this Winter!

We are pleased to announce that Renovate Church in Delmar will be joining the ministry! They will host a Code Purple Sussex County site for men! They have already been working with the local people experiencing homelessness. It is a natural fit to have them join us.

Please remember the more sites we make available, it will enable us to help more people in distress during the winter. However, these sites are not able to run without willing volunteers to commit to serving with us! There will be training available soon.

Keep an eye out for more announcements coming shortly! 

New Women’s Site to Open in Milford!!

We are so excited to announce that we will be opening a new site for ladies. Milford Church of the Nazarene has graciously invited us to host Code Purple in their sanctuary this winter!

We will be updating all of our information to include this new resource available to help those without a safe place to sleep. Please consider how you can help this sanctuary blossom in its love for our guests. We will need volunteers willing to do many various jobs during the season. We can not do it without your support!

Milford Church of the Nazarene
11 Salevan Pl
Milford, DE 19963

http://www.milfordnazarene.com/

Delaware Homelessness Awareness Week March 27th to April 3rd, 2017

The concurrent resolution from the Delaware Senate and Delaware House of Representatives passed on March 23rd, 2017 and will be signed by the Governor. The resolution declares Homelessness Awareness Week as March 27th to April 3rd, 2017 and we would like to bring awareness to our homeless population and need your help! Please help us gather supplies.  We are collecting back-packs, duffel bags, sleeping bags, tents, sternos (heat source), bottled water, bottled sports drinks, socks, foot powder, baby wipes, mini lint rollers (helps remove ticks off clothing), bug spray, and sunscreen.  Please drop off to our partner locations: Home Team Realty: 959 Norman Eskridge Hwy, Seaford, DE (M-F 9am-5pm  and Sat 9am-12pm) Blades Town Hall: 20 W Fourth Street, Blades, DE (M-F 9am-4pm), Avenue United Methodist Church: 20 N Church Street, Milford, DE (M-F 9:30am-3pm), DryZone: 16507 Beach Highway, Ellendale, DE 19941 (M-F 9am – 5pm), Schanne Insurance State Farm: 915 S. DuPont Hwy. Milford, DE (M-F 9am – 5pm). Any questions please email us at sussexcountycodepurple@gmail.com.

Code Purple Sussex County in effect for Wednesday, March 22nd and Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Code Purple Sussex County Hot-line 302-519-0024

Code Purple Sussex County is in effect for Wednesday, March 22nd and Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 with the overnight lows being in the 20’s.

We need volunteers to sign up for intake, dinner, and overnights. Please call Tammi at 302-242-8076 about volunteering or Vikki at 302-853-0997 for dinner.  Use our calendar at Volunteer Calendar!

Western Sussex: Official Code Purple Shelters

St. Luke’s Episcopal Parish House: 202 N North Street, Seaford, DE. Call Nikki Gonzalez at 302-519-0024. In-take 7pm to 9pm. Dinner at 7pm. All those seeking shelter in Western Sussex County must arrive for in-take and then the women and children will be transported to Gateway Fellowship. St. Luke’s will shelter men only!

Gateway Fellowship: 8110 Cannon Road, Bridgeville, DE. Call Nikki Gonzalez at 302-519-0024. Women to meet at St. Luke’s Parish House for in-take 7pm to 9pm. Transportation will be available at 9pm and then 745am the next morning back to Seaford. This shelter will be for women and children only.

Avenue United Methodist Church: 20 N Church Street, Milford, DE. Call Nikki Gonzalez at 302-519-0024. Men ONLY in-take at 7pm. Dinner served at 7:30pm.

Georgetown:

Georgetown Presbyterian: Call Pastor Mike at 302-344-1912 or leave a message at the Church 302-856-6842. This sanctuary is open for extreme weather and not held a certain temperature. MUST CALL AHEAD!

Eastern Sussex:

Eastern is unique as they operate cold weather month’s shelter. Their shelters are open and will remain open until spring regardless of the temperature.

Day Center: Rehoboth CRC open to the homeless on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for showers, laundry, and job finding assistance. Call 302-227-1340 with any questions.

Immanuel Shelter (OPEN Dec.1 until Spring, regardless of temperature) Rehoboth 1-888-634-9992, Open 7 Days from 4:30 PM until 7:30 AM. 37439 Oyster House Rd, Rehoboth Beach. Serving men and women. http://www.immanuelshelter.org/

Milford Community Center: Milford, Sanctuary, Please call the center at 302-725-0770 or Pastor Richie 302-249-5738 to make an appointment to stay at the shelter. Serving women and children only.

Code Purple Sussex County in Effect till Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Code Purple Sussex County Hot-line 302-519-0024

With the risk of snow/rain showers and real feel temps being below 32 degrees for Friday & Saturday nights, and the low for Sunday night being 31, we will call Code Purple in effect till Sunday, March 19th, 2017.  Need volunteers to sign up for intake, dinner, and overnights. Please call Tammi at 302-242-8076 about volunteering or Vikki at 302-853-0997 for dinner.  Use our calendar at Volunteer Calendar!

Western Sussex: Official Code Purple Shelters

St. Luke’s Episcopal Parish House: 202 N North Street, Seaford, DE. Call Nikki Gonzalez at 302-519-0024. In-take 7pm to 9pm. Dinner at 7pm. All those seeking shelter in Western Sussex County must arrive for in-take and then the women and children will be transported to Gateway Fellowship. St. Luke’s will shelter men only!

Gateway Fellowship: 8110 Cannon Road, Bridgeville, DE. Call Nikki Gonzalez at 302-519-0024. Women to meet at St. Luke’s Parish House for in-take 7pm to 9pm. Transportation will be available at 9pm and then 745am the next morning back to Seaford. This shelter will be for women and children only.

Avenue United Methodist Church: 20 N Church Street, Milford, DE. Call Nikki Gonzalez at 302-519-0024. Men ONLY in-take at 7pm. Dinner served at 7:30pm.

Georgetown:

Georgetown Presbyterian: Call Pastor Mike at 302-344-1912 or leave a message at the Church 302-856-6842. This sanctuary is open for extreme weather and not held a certain temperature. MUST CALL AHEAD!

Eastern Sussex:

Eastern is unique as they operate cold weather month’s shelter. Their shelters are open and will remain open until spring regardless of the temperature.

Day Center: Rehoboth CRC open to the homeless on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for showers, laundry, and job finding assistance. Call 302-227-1340 with any questions.

Immanuel Shelter (OPEN Dec.1 until Spring, regardless of temperature) Rehoboth 1-888-634-9992, Open 7 Days from 4:30 PM until 7:30 AM. 37439 Oyster House Rd, Rehoboth Beach. Serving men and women. http://www.immanuelshelter.org/

Milford Community Center: Milford, Sanctuary, Please call the center at 302-725-0770 or Pastor Richie 302-249-5738 to make an appointment to stay at the shelter. Serving women and children only.