Adopt-A- Family is coordinated by the DHSS, Division of State Service Centers, under leadership of the Human Services Council, Inc., a 501c3 advisory board. This relationship allows for a public-private partnership that works to support families throughout the year. Adopt-A- Family is completely funded by individuals, community agencies, churches, and corporations with administrative support from DHSS/DSSC. Therefore, all donations are managed by the Human Services Council, Inc. and 100% of all donations are used to provide direct support to needy families.


The Clothing Closet is provided through a strong partnership with Hanover Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, Delaware.  The Closet makes donated and used clothing, shoes, and accessories available FREE OF CHARGE to families in need.  It is open approximately 40 days each year.  Volunteers, some from Hanover, but most from outside of Hanover, provide about 130 hours each month to collect, sort, remove clothing that cannot be used, clean, arrange the clothing, and assist on shopping days.  A valuable partnership with Adopt-A-Family is vital to the service provided by the Clothing Closet.  Many volunteers have come through Adopt-A-Family and we also receive donated clothing and shopping bags.  All donations may be dropped off directly to the Clothing Closet.

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