Help for anyone experiencing homelessness in Delaware:
Crisis Intervention Services Mobile Crisis Intervention Website
Mobile Crisis Intervention is the state’s crisis resource for folks in the community experiencing crisis – psychiatric, substance use or otherwise.
They run a 24 hour/365 day crisis hotline for folks to not only speak to a trained professional but to be connected with resources in the community that may be helpful for their long-term crisis management or recovery. In addition to the hotline, face to face interventions and access to psychiatric services are also available. Staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Serves all of Sussex County and Kent County south of greater Smyrna.
Provides phone support, mobile outreach, and walk-in crisis services.
Phone Number: Sussex & Kent – (800)-345-6785 or New Castle (302) 577-2484
700 Main Street (Rear Entrance)
Ellendale, DE 19941
Housing Alliance DE (formerly Homeless Planning Council)
If you are homeless or in need of emergency shelter…
Call 2-1-1 and you will be connected to Centralized Intake. Or, you may call Centralized Intake directly at 302-654-0126 ext.112. When you call you may get a voicemail. Please leave a clear recording that includes your contact information. If you do not have minutes on your phone but you are able to text, let us know and we will text you back. If email is the best form of communication, you can provide your email address and we will respond by emailing you back. If you have no way to call, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salvation Army provides crisis counseling and financial assistance including food, rental assistance, utility assistance, and referrals for clothing and temporary housing (motel placement). Salvation Army participates in “Operation Share” in conjunction with the Delaware Electric Cooperative. Operation Share offers electric bill assistance for Delaware residents who have received disconnection notice. Every effort is made to work cooperatively with referring agencies.
Phone Number: (302) 628-2020
23431 Sussex Highway
Eligibility: Individuals who have not received Salvation Army assistance within last year. Must be financially self-sufficient within 30 days
Intake Process: Call for additional information
Food closet: walk-ins and referrals accepted
Hours Information: Mon – Thu (9:00am-2:00pm)
Sussex County Homeless Coalition Facebook Page
Grassroots local coalition working collaboratively to offer strategies and sustainable housing to those who desire permanent shelter and shelter in Sussex County.
Phone Number: (302) 629-7050
P.O. BOX 542
Seaford, DE 19973
Hours Information: Mon – Fri
Help is Here Delaware
Help with substance abuse. http://www.helpisherede.com/
Delaware Housing Search
Delaware’s property listing service. It’s fast and easy to use and includes detailed listings with pictures, maps, and more. Find everything from accessible homes to rentals and affordable homes for sale. Listings are updated daily. http://www.delawarehousingsearch.org/
SHIFTDestiny is “…bringing solutions of hope to the most broken, poor or addicted neighbors through team visitations (C.O.R.E.) and community events (C.O.M.E.). SDI leads, organizes & mobilizes local Christian, faith-based networks in community-wide efforts.” http://www.shiftdestiny.org/
OTHER ONLINE RESOURCES
GracesList.org is an emergency services directory offering a national list of local homeless shelters, food banks, churches and other emergency services. https://delaware.graceslist.org/
RHY National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth & Families
NCHYF is the National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families, a national resource for organizations that support runaway and homeless youth and their families with programs and services. The clearinghouse launched in November 2017 and is a service of the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB).
A free web resource that provides information about addiction and mental health issues. http://www.drugrehab.com/addiction/homelessness/