Casa San Francisco

Casa San Francisco – Emergency Adult Shelter



How Catholic Charities Helps


Casa San Francisco, located in Milton, Delaware, provides a wide range of services aimed at helping low-income residents of Sussex County. Our services include:


Emergency Shelter

On any given night, there are about 1,800 homeless persons in Delaware.  Our Emergency Shelter provides housing and three daily meals to 10 adults for a maximum of 30 days.  A case manager works with each resident to obtain income and locate affordable housing opportunities.  We also help with medications, laundry, clothing, and transportation.


Hope Program Food Cooperative

The Hope Program Food Cooperative helps families and individuals stretch their limited incomes by providing a supplemental bag of groceries twice every month.  With the help of the Food Bank of Delaware, club members receive nutritious, meal-ready products for a fraction of retail value.


Currently, distribution sites are located in Milton, Georgetown, Lewes, Slaughter Neck, Long Neck, Bridgeville, and Bethany Beach.


Emergency Food Pantry

Staffed by volunteers and stocked with donated food and USDA commodities, the pantry provides 3-4 days of food for persons who are in crisis and cannot buy food.  Persons can pick up food bags from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.



How To Get Help


For more information, please contact Casa San Francisco.


Casa San Francisco

PO Box 38

127 Broad Street

Milton, DE 19968

Phone: 302-684-8694


Click here to send an email for more information.


How You Can Help


Casa San Francisco welcomes volunteers of all ages to assist in its programs.  Call Casa to see what current opportunities are available.  Volunteers must apply and be interviewed prior to begin work.


You can help by donating your gently used items. Clothing, household goods, appliances and furniture are always needed to help establish a program graduate in their new home.  Items must be clean and in working order, please.


You can also organize a food drive. Ask your family, neighbors, church, or civic group to donate nonperishable and shelf-stable food items.


Suggested items for donation include

— canned goods like spaghetti, tuna, salmon, beef stew, corned beef hash, beans, soups, vegetables and fruit

— boxes of pasta, macaroni and cheese, crackers, cereal, oatmeal, and pancake mix

— jars of peanut butter and jelly

— juice, coffee, tea, hot cocoa mix, instant breakfasts

— shelf-stable milk – either dry or evaporated

— condiments like spreads, ketchup, mustard, relish, barbecue sauce, pickles and syrup


Casa can also accept donations of produce and other perishables like frozen meat.  Please call ahead to make arrangements if you plan to donate perishable items.


Click here to donate to Casa San Francisco using a credit card.  You may also send a check to Catholic Charities, 2601 W 4th Street, Wilmington, DE 19805, and designate Casa San Francisco on the check memo line.


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