How You Can Help
If you are interested in opening your own program to house homeless persons, please visit our FAQ’s to read about funding for homeless shelters and programs.
You can help end homelessness if you C.A.R.E.
While the concern and support demonstrated by volunteer work and advocacy are essential, material assistance is also a necessity. Donate today.
Advocacy is critical to creating the systemic changes needed to end homelessness. Advocacy means working with people experiencing homelessness to bring about positive changes in policies and programs on the local, state, and federal levels. It means working with various sectors of the community (e.g. city/county officials, members of Congress, direct service providers, and the business community) to develop workable strategies for responding to homelessness. It also means changing your language and behaviors in small ways that may contribute to larger changes in the way people experiencing homelessness are seen and treated in our society.
Reach out by volunteering your time. Working with people experiencing homelessness is one of the best ways to learn about homelessness and help to meet immediate needs at the same time. There is a lot of “behind the scenes” work (filing, sorting clothes, cutting vegetables, etc.) to be done at shelters and other direct service agencies. Think about what you do best and the kind of setting in which you work most effectively—with individuals or groups, with men, women, or children, and so on. Then, find places that need volunteers. Visit the section on Volunteering on our website.
Educate yourself about homelessness. There are many websites and organizations that are serving the homeless throughout Delaware and our country.
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