EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

Adopt-A-Family programs are referral based and families may be referred to our agency through Delaware public and private social service agencies for a variety of unexpected and unforeseeable critical needs to help stabilize your family situation. 


While you are receiving assistance with other needs at your local State Service Center or other Social Service Agency, you may ask them to refer you to Adopt-A-Family if they cannot meet your total family need.  Agencies make referrals to Adopt-A-Family when they find that they are unable to meet the total need of the family.  


Adopt-A-Family is a donation-based agency and, therefore, is only able to provide assistance to families because of the generosity of members of the community-at-large.

Since 1998, Kent/Sussex County Adopt-A-Family Program has helped to alleviate crises for families. With the combined assistance of the Kent/Sussex Human Services Council, the generosity of members of the community-at-large, and the help of dedicated and committed volunteers, we are able to serve families confidential, compassionate, and organized service. Specific to Kent and Sussex counties we offer the household/hygiene products program. Contact us for assistance now!

Since 1973, New Castle County Adopt-A-Family Program has helped to alleviate crises for families. With the combined assistance of the Kent/Sussex Human Services Council, the generosity of members of the community-at-large, and the help of dedicated and committed volunteers, we are able to serve families confidential, compassionate, and organized service. Specific to the New Castle County division, we have the emergency assistance, clothing closet, and Adopt-A-Mom programs. To inquire about assistance or refer a family you can email the New Castle County division specifically at AdtopAFamilyNC2@state.de.us or use our 'Contact' page!

Products used daily to operate a household are provided to help families maintain a stable home environment and/or re-establish a functioning household after a crisis.

Household/Hygiene Products

CLOTHING CLOSET

How To Get Help

New Castle County Specific Programs

For Assistance, Contact your Local State Service Center for a Referral

Monetary assistance may be provided to families in special emergency situations to provide for such essentials as shelter and utilities. 

To assist Delaware families, Adopt-A-Family offers programs of support both year-round and seasonally. Our programs are referral-based and families may be referred to our agency through Delaware public and private social service agencies for a variety of unexpected and unforeseeable critical needs to help stabilize their family situation. To receive assistance, please contact your local State Service Center or Social Service Agency to receive a referral.

Kent/Sussex County Specific Programs

The closet operates Wednesdays from January through June, and September through December from 9:30 a.m. to Noon at Hanover Presbyterian Church, located at 18th & Baynard Blvd in Wilmington, DE.