Catholic Charities Continues Essential Services During Public Health Crisis

Updated 09/20/2020

As the public health emergency continues, 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

During this difficult time, Catholic Charities invites the community to join us in providing support and assistance to those in great need.  Please pray for our staff, our clients, and for the community as we work together to navigate this 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.

At this time, we are no longer able to accept donations of thrift shop goods but will gratefully accept donations of non-perishable food and grocery items, diapers, personal hygiene items and cleaning supplies, and gift cards.

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

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 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

  • Client services remain available
  • If you did not apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) heating program between July 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020, you may now apply for a special public health State of Emergency CRISIS benefit. If you applied for LIHEAP between July 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020, you do not need to reapply, your application will automatically be considered for the CRISIS benefit.
  • Application for assistance and required documentation is posted on CC website
  • To request assistance, submit a completed application with required documents
    • By email: [email protected]
    • By mail: Catholic Charities, 2099 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901
    • By fax: 302-654-9757 or 302-531-0850 or 302-856-6332
    • 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
    • Client interview appointments will be scheduled and conducted by telephone

Basic Needs Program

  • Client services remain available
  • Application for assistance and required documentation is posted on CC 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 CC 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 CC 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 CC 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 CC 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.