Emergency Resources for Children and Families


Housing Alliance of Delaware

Contact them for emergency shelter placement. If you are homeless and in need of emergency shelter please call 1-833-FIND-BED (1-833-346-3233). If you are asked to leave a voicemail, please leave your name and a call back number and your call will be returned. You may also email intake@housingalliancede.org.

Food Bank of Delaware

Families who are in need of emergency food assistance should contact the Delaware Helpline by dialing 2-1-1 or 1-800-560-3372, text their zip code to 898-211 or visit www.delaware211.org. In the case of quarantines or closures, we are working with our partners to plan for increased distributions in order to assist and prepare food-insecure Delawareans.

Catholic Charities

Emergency food pantries are located at Casa San Francisco and Seton Center. Staffed by volunteers and stocked with donated food and USDA commodities, the pantry provides 3-4 days of food for persons who are in crisis and cannot buy food.
Casa San Francisco
127 Broad Street
PO Box 38 Milton, DE 19968
302-684-8694

People’s Place Inc.

Provides various human services programs to families and individuals in Kent County and throughout Delaware and other surrounding communities. Some of the services and resources they offer include outpatient counseling and therapy, veteran's outreach services, residential services for adolescents, shelter services, information on grant programs for bills, case management for Section 8 residents and homeless individuals (Kent County), emergency assistance (rent, utilities, heating bills etc... in Kent County), domestic violence support services for men and women, free food information of locations, victim-offender mediation services, and substance abuse prevention for adolescents as well as veterans' services. (302) 422-8033

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