How Catholic Charities Helps
Catholic Charities Basic Needs Program supports families and individuals who need help in becoming self-supporting. This program provides budget and housing counseling, information about and referral to other services, and assistance to help prevent future crises, as well as providing aid to households with overdue rent and utility payments.
Our Basic Needs Program, dating back to the 1960s, helps families to avoid homelessness and empowers them to become self-sufficient through:
Information and Referral Services
Rent / Mortgage / Utility Assistance
Catholic Charities operates many programs that support those in need. Programs include mental health, addiction and substance abuse, and pregnancy counseling, domestic violence and anger management classes, the Low-Income Home Energy Program (LIHEAP), food cooperatives, and emergency food pantries. If you need additional help, we will refer you to one or more of our programs, or to another agency if we cant help.
Our program guidelines, by design, remain flexible allowing us to respond to special needs and requests. For this reason, other community agencies look to us for coordination to serve the client that falls between the cracks of the social service system. We strive to provide our clients with a comprehensive approach to working through financial difficulties.
How To Get Help
For more information, please contact Catholic Charities’ location nearest you.
New Castle County Office
2601 W Fourth Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19805
Kent County Office
2099 S DuPont Highway
Dover, Delaware 19901
Sussex County Office
406 S Bedford Street, Suite 9
Georgetown, Delaware 19947
Eastern Shore Office/Seton Center
30632 Hampden Avenue
PO Box 401
Princess Anne, Maryland 21853
Click here to send an email for more information.
Bring with you for an appointment:
Proof of Income
Monthly Expenses / Bills
Proof of Address
Social Security Cards for all household members
Copy of bill to be paid
How You Can Help
Click here to donate to the Basic Needs Program using a credit card. You may also send a check to Catholic Charities, 2601 W 4th Street, Wilmington, DE 19805, and designate Basic Needs Program on the check memo line.
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