Catholic Charities receives grant from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware

February 23, 2021 – Wilmington, DE – Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington has received a $100,000 BluePrints for the Community grant from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware, it was announced today. Catholic Charities will use the grant money to support its Behavioral Health Services Program for low income families to address emotional, behavioral, and mental health concerns.

“Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware, is a great corporate partner, dedicated to provide support to underinsured and uninsured Delawareans. Catholic Charities is proud to work with Highmark and BluePrints to share our resources with the most vulnerable among us,” said Fritz Jones, Director of Program Operations. To learn more about available services, call the Catholic Charities office – Main, Kent, Sussex, or Eastern Shore – closest to your home to speak to the Counseling Services intake support staff.

BluePrints for the Community, housed by the Delaware Community Foundation, has contributed over $17 million to the community since its inception in 2007. It was established to serve Delawareans, with emphasis on, but not limited to, the needs of the uninsured and underserved, and to reduce health care disparities in minority population and address social determinants of health.

“Catholic Charities has long proven itself to be as effective as they are compassionate, which is what we need during challenging times,” said Nick Moriello, President of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware. “Highmark and BluePrints are proud to support their work in behavioral health to ensure the well-being of Delawareans.”

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware serves approximately 441,000 members through the company’s health care benefits business. It is an influential company in the market generating an economic impact of $135 million and supporting more than 1,000 direct and indirect jobs across the state. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. For more information, visit www.highmarkbcbsde.com.

Catholic Charities, the social service arm of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, has been serving those in need for over 190 years, offering a wide range of services to strengthen families, care for children, assist the disadvantaged, and build human relationships throughout Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Stock the Pantry’ Food Drive helps Catholic Charities serve the needy

January 27, 2020 – Wilmington, DE –  Catholic Charities, Inc. of the Diocese of Wilmington again asks for all its communities to “Stock the Pantry” by contributing nonperishable food goods in order for the agency to meet the unprecedented need for food assistance during the pandemic.

The COVID-19-related shelter in place and state of emergency orders have helped slow the spread of the virus but have contributed to high unemployment.  The number of people who have experienced job loss or a reduction in hours has dramatically increased requests for food assistance, some months have been as high as six times previous years requests.  Catholic Charities is proud to say that to date, we have been able to meet this great need. Your support for Stock the Pantry will enable us to continue to meet the need.

During COVID-19, Catholic Charities Food Assistance Program is safely distributing food in Wilmington, from our Thrift Center on East 23rd Street. Donors can drop off food, personal hygiene items, cleaning supplies and grocery store gift cards at all Catholic Charities locations during normal business hours.

Other locations with food assistance programs are Bayard House in Wilmington, the Kent County Catholic Charities office in Dover, Casa San Francisco in Milton, and at Seton Center in Princess Anne, Maryland.  Individuals interested in receiving food assistance must apply for program membership on Catholic Charities website, cdow.org/charities, or by contacting the location closest to them: in New Castle County at 302-655-9624, in Kent County at 302-674-1600, in Sussex County at 302-684-8694 or at  Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland at 410-651-9608.

Currently, Catholic Charities serves over 3,000 households each year through its food cooperatives and emergency food pantries.

In addition to nonperishable food and grocery store gift cards, Catholic Charities is grateful for monetary donations in order to purchase additional food to fill bags for the food assistance programs.

To make a monetary donation, visit Catholic Charities website, cdow.org/charities. Designate your gift to food assistance.

Diocese of Wilmington Catholic Charities Executive Director Richelle Vible to retire in March

January 8, 2020. – Wilmington, DE – The Diocese of Wilmington will conduct an international search for executive director for Catholic Charities after longtime leader Richelle Vible announced plans to retire in March.

Vible announced her intentions in a letter to colleagues Jan. 8. She said her retirement will begin March 3, her 13th anniversary as head of the diocese social services agency. She said Fritz Jones, director of program operations, will serve as interim executive director while the diocese looks for her replacement.

“It has been my honor and privilege to serve Catholic Charities these last 13 years and to partner with each of you in service to the needy and the vulnerable in our community,” Vible said.

The diocese Human Resources Department has contracted an executive recruiting firm to conduct the search for a new executive director, Vible said.

“I am very proud of the work we have done together,” Vible said in the letter, “and I am grateful for your dedication to the mission of Catholic Charities.”

Bishop’s 5K raises nearly $20,000 for Diocese of Wilmington Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington, Dialog photo/Don Blake

By Mike Lang, Dialog Reporter

Two hundred runners at Saint Mark’s High School, joined by another 95 virtual entrants, participated Nov. 21 in the Bishop’s 5K, the annual benefit for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington.

Catholic Charities expects to raise between $18,000 and $19,000 from the event, the agency said. Charities provides resources to one of every 10 residents of the diocese, and the race helps bring attention and resources to the services provided.

This year, a team challenge was issued to all diocesan Catholic schools, including students, staff, families and friends. Saint Mark’s took first place in that challenge and received $1,000, while Holy Angels and St. John the Beloved schools each received $500.

The top overall finisher was Mike DiGennaro, who happens to be the cross country coach at Saint Mark’s. The first woman to cross the line was Caroline Poole.

According to Fusion Racing, which ran the event, Catholic Charities last year assisted more than 30,700 people in Delaware and on Maryland’s Eastern Shore with services that included assistance with food, clothing, and utilities, and residential and behavioral health programs. Charities also operates Bayard House for at-risk, homeless, pregnant and newly parenting teens and young women, and the expenses during the coronavirus pandemic have risen exponentially.

Catholic Charities asks donors to Warm Up Winter for the most vulnerable

November 18, 2020 – Wilmington, DE – As temperatures start to decline, Catholic Charities is preparing to Warm Up Winter for its most vulnerable neighbors by collecting new and “gently used” coats, hats, gloves, blankets, and other bedding at each of its service locations throughout the months of November, December and January.

Richelle Vible, Executive Director, asks people to be generous. “Please share with those who struggle to provide their family with life’s basic necessities, like warm clothing and bedding. With your help, Catholic Charities will continue supporting our neighbors who would otherwise do without.”

Catholic Charities will freely distribute Warm Up Winter donations through various programs, such as its food assistance programs at the Thrift Center in Wilmington, Casa San Francisco in Milton, Seton Center in Princess Anne, and the Dover Office; its diocese-wide Basic Needs program; and its food program for children in licensed day cares. All donated blankets and bedding, coats, and other clothing items should be clean, in good condition, and ready to use. Keep in mind that Catholic Charities staff cannot clean, mend, or repair items, and merchandise not fit for distribution must be discarded at Catholic Charities expense.

Donors can bring their coats and blankets to any of the following Catholic Charities locations and receive a tax deduction receipt. Staff at all locations will accept donations between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Thrift store hours are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  •  Main Office, 2601 W 4th Street, Wilmington 19805, 302-655-9624
  • Bayard House, 300 Bayard Avenue, Wilmington 19805, 302-654-1184
  • Thrift Store, 1320 E. 23rd Street, Wilmington 19802, 302-764-2717
  • Marydale Retirement Village, 135 Jeandell Drive, Newark 19713, 302-368-2784
  • Kent County Office, 2099 S DuPont Highway, Dover 19901, 302-674-1600
  • Sussex County Office, 406 S. Bedford Avenue, Suite 9, Georgetown 19947, 302-856-9578
  • Casa San Francisco, 127 Broad Street, Milford 19968, 302-684-8694
  • Seton Center, 30632 Hampden Avenue, Princess Anne 21853, 410-651-9608

Civic groups, churches, and community-minded neighbors are all encouraged to conduct their own Warm Up Winter Drive. Catholic Charities will assist any group that would like to help the most vulnerable during the cold weather with a donation pick-up. Contact the nearest Catholic Charities office to make arrangements.

Catholic Charities also accepts household items, working appliances, and mattresses. Furniture, large appliances, and large donations can be scheduled for pick-up by calling 302-764-2717. Cars and other vehicle donations can be made by calling 1-844-940-GIVE (1-844-940-4483) or by visiting http://ccwilm.careasy.org.

About Catholic Charities, Inc.

Established in 1830 as St. Peter’s Orphanage in Wilmington, Catholic Charities delivers critical direct-care human services annually to more than 80,000 individuals and families residing in Delaware and the nine counties of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. No one is excluded from service because of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, or ability to pay. Catholic Charities services provide help for people that result in positive changes in their daily lives and create strong and productive individuals and families.

Cathy Weaver tapped to head Marydale Retirement Village

August 5, 2020 – Newark, DE – Ms. Catherine (Cathy) Weaver, former healthcare executive and school superintendent, has assumed the position of Property Manager of Marydale Retirement Village, a residential community for seniors and persons with disabilities, located in Newark, Delaware. Marydale Retirement Village, operated by Catholic Ministry to the Elderly, Inc., and supervised by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington, provides 108 one-bedroom rental units to seniors who qualify as low-income.

A graduate of Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania and the College of New Rochelle in New Rochelle, New York; Ms. Weaver earned a Master of Arts from Loyola University in New Orleans, and completed coursework for a doctorate in education and a certificate in spiritual direction at Neumann University in Aston, Pennsylvania. After beginning her career in human resources, Ms. Weaver entered the field of educational administration as associate principal of Wilmington Montessori School, principal of Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Wilmington, and assistant superintendent and superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Wilmington. In 2012, Ms. Weaver became vice president of mission and human resources for St. Francis Healthcare in Wilmington and eventually senior vice president of mission integration for Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic, St. Francis’ parent organization.

“The work of Catholic Charities to serve the poor and vulnerable is very compelling and I am humbled to join this compassionate and dedicated team,” Ms. Weaver stated. “I look forward to supporting the tenants of the Marydale Retirement Village and to serve the elderly in our community.”

Ms. Richelle Vible, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington said, “All of us at Catholic Ministry to the Elderly are excited to welcome Cathy Weaver to Marydale Retirement Village. Cathy has devoted her career to serving our community and we are thrilled that she is now in service to our seniors at Marydale.”

Marydale Retirement Village was dedicated on May 1, 1981 by the Most Reverend Thomas Mardaga, sixth Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington. A multi-million-dollar renovation project was completed in 2018. Marydale residents live independently and enjoy the companionship of peers in a unique, garden-style community. Apartments rent for 30% of a resident’s adjusted gross income. A variable allowance for electric expense is also included. For more information, visit cdow.org/charities.

Catholic Charities expands emergency food assistance hours and locations in Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore

July 2, 2020 – Wilmington, DE – Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington is expanding its hours and locations for emergency food assistance. Added locations include the main, Dover and Georgetown offices. Expanded hours at the Thrift Center, Casa San Francisco and Seton Center now offer food availability every weekday. Casa San Francisco also offers weekend hours. Families in need of emergency food can call to schedule a same-day pick-up at the closest pantry location.

“Hunger for many of the families in our communities is a daily occurrence.” said Richelle A. Vible, Catholic Charities Executive Director. “Families should not have to choose between making a rent, mortgage or utility payment and buying food.”

Emergency food assistance locations and hours include:

Thrift Center
1320 E 23rd Street
Wilmington, DE 19802
302-764-2717
Days/Hours: M-TH 9am-5:45pm

Dover Office
2099 S DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
302-674-1600
Days/Hours: M-F 9am-12pm

Georgetown Office
404 S Bedford Street, Ste 9
Georgetown, DE 19947
302-856-9578
Days/Hours: M-F 9am-12pm

Seton Center
30632 Hampden Avenue
Princess Ann, MD 21853
410-651-9608
Days/Hours: M-F 9am-4pm

Casa San Francisco
127 Broad Street
Milton, DE 19968
302-684-8694
Days/Hours: M-F 9am-6pm, Sa & Su 9am-4pm

Main Office
2601 West 4th Street
Wilmington, DE 19805
302-654-9295
Days/Hours: M-F 9am-12pm

The public is invited to help Catholic Charities support those in need by donating nonperishable food items, grocery store gift cards and monetary donations to support its emergency food assistance program. Donations are currently accepted at all Catholic Charities locations except Bayard House during regular business hours. Catholic Charities relies on the generous support of the community to help provide food to families in need.

Additional information and office locations are available at www.cdow.org/charities. Click on “Basic Needs” from the “Programs” drop down box at the top of the page. You can also call the main office, located on 2601 W 4th St, Wilmington, DE 19805, at 302-655-9624. To make a monetary donation, send a check to any Catholic Charities location, or visit our secure online donation site at www.ccwilm.org/donate.

Catholic Charities has been serving those in need for 190-years offering a wide range of services to strengthen families, care for children, assist the disadvantaged, and build human relationships throughout Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Catholic Charities of Diocese of Wilmington pushes on despite immense increase in requests for goods, services

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington, Dialog photo/Don Blake
By Mike Lang, Dialog Reporter

April 28, 2020 – Wilmington, DE – Despite skyrocketing demands brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington has maintained the level of service its clients have come to expect, executive director Richelle Vible said April 24.

The agency continues to provide services such as mental health counseling on a remote basis, while its basic needs program — offering material assistance for rent and other expenses — has seen an influx of new applicants. From the day Delaware declared a state of emergency on March 13, Vible said she knew Charities would remain on the job.

“It was clear from the first moment that the state of emergency was declared that ours were essential services. Not only did we need to continue to serve our clients, we needed to build capacity to serve what we knew were going to be many, many additional clients who were going to need our services,” she said.

For counseling, appointments can be made by phone or through the Catholic Charities website. Counseling takes place through a secure video link. Vible said most insurance plans, including Medicaid, are accepted, and there is a sliding fee scale for the uninsured.

“We do have availability for appointments, so if there are folks who would benefit from that service, they are more than welcome to make an appointment,” she said.

The growth of need for basic assistance has been staggering. Delaware’s labor secretary, Cerron Cade, said earlier this week on Facebook Live that the state has distributed more than $30 million in unemployment benefits in each of the prior two weeks, and that could reach $50 million soon. Vible said the number of people in Delaware who have applied for unemployment in the past few weeks has exceeded the number during the recession of 2008-10.

“So there is a considerable amount of need out there. We have been able to very quickly redeploy and cross-train many of our staff to be able to provide assistance. The amount of assistance we can provide is only limited by the number of hours that there are in the day,” Vible said.

Through the five-week period that ended on April 24, Charities had provided assistance in the amount of approximately $467,000 to 782 families.

Dana Newman, the director of basic needs services for the agency, works with case managers “to reassure the clients that their requests will be honored, and to try to help them understand that sometimes it takes a period of time before we can move the earth, so to speak.”

Newman said he has heard in detail what is going on in clients’ lives. He knows the stress they feel, and he tells them that they will not be neglected. Many have not had to ask for help before.

“We’re talking about a larger number of people who are going through this at one time,” he said. “You’re talking about a population who generally has a job, are paying their bills on time, are not late on anything. They’re used to managing their money pretty effectively, and then all of a sudden they’re not able to pay their rent, not able to pay their electric or anything.”

The needs are not just material. Newman related the story of an elderly woman who is trying to take care of her husband, who has Alzheimers disease, and who found out her son has terminal cancer. She was afraid to interact with others because she is a member of the age group most susceptible to contracting coronavirus. She told Newman that she can’t get to Mass but wondered if he could put her in touch with a priest.

Support for Charities is strong

Despite the large number of requests, Catholic Charities is in good shape with respect to funding and food. Vible said some of their partners include Catholic Charities USA, the United Way of Delaware, United Way of Lower Eastern Shore, the Delaware Community Foundation, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, the Raskob Foundation and the Laffey-McHugh Foundation. There also has been an outpouring of support from the community.

Charities is accepting donations of food, diapers, hygiene supplies, cleaning supplies, gift cards and money.

“The outpouring has been tremendous. We’ve been able to give the food away as fast as it’s coming in, and it’s coming in pretty fast, which is wonderful. But we encourage everyone to continue to provide that support because it is very, very sorely needed,” she said.

“At one of our particular sites, the number of requests has increased tenfold. Catholic Charities is stepping up to meet the need.”

Vible said the employees of Catholic Charities deserve the lion’s share of the credit. The agency’s offices are all on restricted access. Clients are no longer able to enter the buildings, although they can interact with employees by telephone and video. Staff members are in the offices every day and can help clients without Internet access as well.

They figure to be busy for quite a while. Vible said they had close to 5,000 cases in the pipeline as of April 24. That is up from about 2,000 in the second week of March. The state is referring cases to Charities on a regular basis, more than 400 so far, including 100 on April 23 alone.

“(The state has) to make an assessment to whether or not they have the funds to support all of these people in the pipeline. I suspect that we will be doing this for quite a long time,” Newman said.

Catholic Charities Basic Needs Program provides $1.3 Million in Basic Needs Assistance to those in need

In less than 8 weeks, Catholic Charities Basic Needs Program has processed more than $1.3 million in payments for rent, mortgage, and utilities for hundreds of neighbors affected by the pandemic due to job loss, reduced work hours, and increased expenses. We have also helped those who have lost their homes find safe and affordable housing. With your prayers and support, Catholic Charities will continue to help those in need during these difficult times.

Catholic Charities Basic Needs partners in service include Delaware State Housing Authority, United Way of Delaware, Catholic Charities USA, United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore, Delaware Community Foundation, Raskob Foundation, Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, CenDel Foundation, Laffey-McHugh Foundation, and many other generous donors. We thank you!

To make a donation, Click Here and select Basic Needs as your ministry of choice.

 If you are in need of Basic Needs assistance, please contact us. Click Here to download required documents and a fillable Basic Needs application. Please email the completed application to [email protected]. Then Click Here  to locate and call the Catholic Charities office closest to you.

Catholic Charities Continues Essential Services During Public Health Crisis

February 2021

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington remains fully committed to our mission of service to the needy and vulnerable in our communities.

How You Can Help

Catholic Charities invites the community to join us in providing support and assistance to those in need. Please pray for our staff, our clients, and for the community as we work together to navigate this ongoing public health crisis.

Please consider a monetary donation either by mail or online at https://www.ccwilm.org/donate/donation-form/. Given the public health crisis restrictions on in-person involvement, the need for monetary donations is very critical and is gratefully encouraged.

We will gratefully accept donations of:
– non-perishable food and grocery items
– diapers, pull-ups, etc
– personal hygiene items and cleaning supplies
– store gift cards.

At this time, we are unable to accept donations of thrift shop goods.

All donations directly support Catholic Charities programs and allow us to continue to provide services and assistance to those in desperate need in our communities.

How You Can Get Help

We have implemented changes that allow us to continue to serve those who desperately need our services while working to protect our employees, clients, and the community.  Updates will be posted to our website www.cdow.org/charities.

Delaware Offices and Seton Center

  • All group activities or classes cancelled until further notice
  • Offices will operate and continue to provide services during regular business hours
  • Donations of non-perishable food and grocery items, diapers, personal hygiene items, and cleaning supplies, and store gift cards accepted
  • No donations of thrift shop items accepted until further notice
  • In-person office access for non-employees will be restricted. Please refer to your program for access instructions.

Delaware Energy Assistance Program

Basic Needs Program

  • Client services remain available
  • Application for assistance and required documentation is posted on our website
  • To request assistance, submit a completed application with required documents
    • By email: [email protected]
    • By mail: Catholic Charities, 2601 W. 4th, Wilmington DE 19805
    • In person (business hours only):
      • 2601 W. 4th St., Wilmington, DE 19805, 302-655-9624 – outer lobbies
      • 2099 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901, 302-674-1600 – side lobby
      • 404 S. Bedford St., Ste. 9, Georgetown, DE 19947, 302-856-9578 – outer lobby
      • 30632 Hampden Ave., Princess Anne, MD 21853, 410-651-9608 – side lobby
    • Client interview appointments will be scheduled and conducted by telephone

Immigration Services

  • Client services remain available
  • Application for assistance is posted on our website
  • To request assistance, submit a completed application
    • By email: [email protected]
    • By mail: Catholic Charities, 2601 W. 4th St., Wilmington, DE 19805
    • In person (business hours only):
      • 2601 W. 4th St., Wilmington, DE 19805, 302-655-9624 – outer lobbies
      • 2099 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901, 302-674-1600 – side lobby
      • 404 S. Bedford St., Ste. 9, Georgetown, DE 19947, 302-856-9578 – outer lobby
      • 30632 Hampden Ave., Princess Anne, MD 21853, 410-651-9608 – side lobby
    • Client appointments will be scheduled and conducted by telephone
    • Required client documentation will be discussed during telephone appointments and must be submitted
      • By email: [email protected]
      • By mail: Catholic Charities, 2601 W. 4th, Wilmington DE 19805
      • In person (business hours only):
        • 2601 W. 4th St., Wilmington, DE 19805, 302-655-9624 – outer lobbies
        • 2099 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901, 302-674-1600 – side lobby
        • 404 S. Bedford St., Ste. 9, Georgetown, DE 19947, 302-856-9578 – outer lobby
        • 30632 Hampden Ave., Princess Anne, MD 21853, 410-651-9608 – side lobby

Food Assistance

  • Food distributions will continue as scheduled
  • Application for food assistance and required documentation is posted on our website
  • To request assistance, submit a completed application with required documents
    • By email: [email protected]
    • By mail: Catholic Charities, 2601 W. 4th, Wilmington DE 19805
    • In person (business hours only):
      • 2601 W. 4th St., Wilmington, DE 19805, 302-655-9624 – outer lobbies
      • 2099 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901, 302-674-1600 – side lobby
      • 404 S. Bedford St., Ste. 9, Georgetown, DE 19947, 302-856-9578  – outer lobby
      • 30632 Hampden Ave., Princess Anne, MD 21853, 410-651-9608 – side lobby
      • 127 Broad Street, Milton, DE 19968, 302-684-8694
      • 1320 E. 23rd Street, Wilmington, DE 19802, 302-764-2717
    • Client interview appointments will be scheduled and conducted by telephone

Thrift Center – Wilmington

  • Retail thrift store operation closed until further notice
  • Food assistance and voucher redemptions by appointment only.
    Please call (302) 764-2717 for appointments.
  • Diaper Bank distributions will be conducted by appointment only.
    Please call (302) 764-2717 for appointments.
  • All donation pick-ups are suspended
  • Donations of non-perishable food and grocery items, diapers, personal hygiene items and cleaning supplies, and gift cards accepted by appointment only. Please call (302) 764-2717.
  • No donations of thrift shop items accepted until further notice

Child and Adult Care Food Program

  • CACFP meal support services to daycare providers will continue
  • Provider forms for program participation and reimbursement claims are posted on our website: https://www.ccwilm.org/child-and-adult-care-food-program/
  • For monthly reimbursement claims, providers must submit the required documents no later than the 5th of the following month
    • By email: [email protected]
    • By mail: Catholic Charities, 2601 W. 4th St., Wilmington, DE 19805
    • In person using CACFP dropbox:
      • 2601 W. 4th St., Wilmington, DE 19805, 302-655-9624
      • 2099 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901, 302-674-1600
      • 404 S. Bedford St., Ste. 9, Georgetown, DE 19947, 302-856-9578

Behavioral Health

  • Therapy appointments and psychiatric services will continue
  • Appointment scheduling will be done by telephone
  • Appointments will be conducted via video link

Bayard House

  • No outside visitors
  • Diaper Bank distributions will be conducted from the Thrift Center by appointment only.
    Please call (302) 764-2717 for appointments.
  • No donations accepted at Bayard House
  • All group activities involving outside personnel suspended until further notice

Casa San Francisco

  • No outside visitors
  • All group activities involving outside personnel suspended until further notice

Marydale Retirement Village

  • Community Room closed and all group activities cancelled until further notice
  • Maintenance visits limited to essential services
  • The application package for housing waitlist is posted on our website
  • To apply for Marydale waitlist, submit a completed application with required documentation
    • By mail: Marydale Retirement Village, 135 Jeandell Dr., Newark DE 19713
    • In person (business hours only):
      Marydale Retirement Village, 135 Jeandell Dr., Newark, DE 19731, 302-368-2784 – outer lobby

About Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities, serving those in need for 190 years, offers a wide range of services to strengthen families, care for children, assist the disadvantaged, and build human relationships throughout Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. No one is excluded from service because of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, or ability to pay.