Hope Center

Welcome - NCC Hope Center

Welcome to the New Castle County Hope Center (a 501c-3). If you are interested in temporary emergency shelter at the Hope Center, please contact your local State Service Center at 1-866-843-7212 or at About DSSC: Office Locations - Delaware Health and Social Services - State of Delaware 

How you can help

Interested in volunteering?

Visit the Hope Center section of the Volunteer Opportunities page

Interested in donating clothing to Hope Center guests?  Visit the Friendship House Clothing Bank website. 

For information on how you can send a monetary donation, click here

For donations other than clothing or monetary, you can find a list of items needed for our guests or use the Amazon Wish List here

NCC HELP Program

The NCC HELP (Housing Everyone Locater Program) Coordinator assists Hope Center guests and clients of the county's Housing Choice Voucher Program to locate and gain access to permanent, affordable housing.  You can contact coordinator Dana Mitchell at [email protected] or by phone at 302-650-3045.  Learn more about NCC HELP here.  Landlords - we welcome your participation!

Press Coverage

Tales of Hope: The best birthday gift: Hope Center celebrates first resident to move into permanent housing

Tales of Hope: Someone Really Cares: The Hope Center is saving lives

Tales of Hope: Respect, empathy and dignity fuel empowerment in Hope Center residents

Tales of Hope: Meet the New Castle County Hope Center's youngest resident

Take a look inside a local hotel-turned-homeless shelter

Public gets opportunity to ask questions about New Castle County's hotel-turned-homeless-shelter (WDEL)

'A miracle': New Castle County's hotel opens for emergency shelter on eve of predicted snow (DPM)

New Castle County hotel-turned-homeless shelter opens just in time for winter storm (WDEL)

Wilmington Code Purple shelter shifts to winter-long hotel stay (WHYY)

Hope Center Sign Mar 2022
Hope Center Landlord Search Flyer