links and resources

**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
Southern Delaware
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…

1-833-FIND-BED (1-833-346-3233)

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

The CROSS (Community Resource and Occupational Service Station)

People experiencing homelessness can receive a to-go lunch M-F from 10am-2pm and dinner on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6pm-7pm. (No prior call in needed.)

They can schedule to take showers and do laundry by calling LoveINC @ 302-629-7050.

They can also call to get help with toiletries and clothing. 


**Casa San Francisco 
Casa San Francisco Website
127 Broad St, Milton, DE 19968

Emergency Shelter
We provide housing and three daily meals for up to 12 adults for a maximum of 30 days. A case manager works with each resident to obtain income and locate affordable housing opportunities. We also help with medications, laundry, clothing, and transportation.
Food Cooperative
The Food Cooperative helps families and individuals stretch their limited incomes by providing a supplemental bag of groceries, nutrition and budgeting information once every month. With the help of the Food Bank of Delaware, club members receive nutritious, meal-ready products for a fraction of retail value.
Emergency Food Pantry
Staffed by volunteers and stocked with donated food and USDA commodities, the pantry provides three to four days of food for persons who are in crisis and cannot buy food. Persons can pick up food bags at Casa weekdays from 9am – 3pm.

For more information, please contact Casa San Francisco at 302-684-8694.
**Addiction Policy Forum
**B.R.I.D.G.E.S (Bridging Recovery in Delaware: Gathering Essential Supports)
Please message them on FB if you need assistance.
They can also provide Community Navigator training for anyone wanting to help in the fight.
**Salvation Army
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
Seaford, DE19973
Email Address:
Eligibility: Individuals who have not received Salvation Army assistance within last year. Must be financially self-sufficient within 30 days
Fees: None
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
Email Address:
Hours Information: Mon – Fri
**Help is Here Delaware                     
Help with substance abuse.
**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.  

Eviction Assistance Resources — Housing Alliance Delaware

To assist Delawareans facing financial hardships as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis, DSHA created the Delaware Housing Assistance Program (DE HAP). The program provides emergency housing assistance to renters affected by shutdowns, closures, layoffs, reduced work hours, unpaid leave or financial hardship related to the COVID-19 health crisis.

The new version of the program can assist with rental arrears from April 2020 – on and up to three months of prospective (forward) rent up to a total maximum of 15 months and $2,000/month. Utilities that are due to the landlord, late fees and court fees can be covered by DEHAP. These are included within the $2,000/month maximum.

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.”

Crisis House
Homeless shelter providing a bed on a year round basis.
110 North Railroad Ave.
Crisis House
211 Guide to Human Services
211 Online
Rape Crisis
YWCA Sexual Assault Response Center (SARC)
(800) 773-8570

Sexual Assault Response Center

Domestic Violence (Kent/Sussex)
Child Inc.
(Kent) 302-672-1075
(Sussex) 302-856-5843

Suicide Crisis Intervention
Division of Substance Abuse & Mental Health
Northern Delaware Hotline,
Call: 800-652-2929
Southern Delaware Hotline,
Call: 800-345-6785
Report Abuse & Neglect (Elders)
Division of Services for Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities
(800) 223-9074
Delaware Victim Centers – New Castle County, Kent County and Sussex County
(800) 842-8461

Services for any crime victims and families. Provides short or long term crisis intervention, 24 hour emergency intervention, hospital and court accompaniment, follow-up, referrals to appropriate social service agencies and assistance in filing victim compensation assistance forms. Particularly funded by the United States Dept of Justice, administered by the Criminal Justice Council and the Delaware State Police.
Child/Adolescent’s Mental Health Crisis Helpline
Delaware Guidance – mental health or substance abuse 24 hour helpline.
(800) 969-4357

National Call Center for Homeless Veterans
Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness—and their family members, friends and supporters—can make the call to or chat online with the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans, where trained counselors are ready to talk confidentially 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


**GRACE’S LIST is an emergency services directory offering a national list of local homeless shelters, food banks, churches and other emergency services.

**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.

help telephone

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