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Code Purple Shelters Open Friday Across Delaware

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Here is a list of Code Purple Shelters opening Friday evening due to cold weather conditions. Code Purple opens up emergency shelters for the area's homeless when the temperatures drop below freezing. 

DELAWARE

SUSSEX COUNTY

To get the latest information, please call the hotline 302-519-0024

Pathways Shelter Stein Hwy COG 
425 W. Stein Hwy
Seaford, DE 19973
Check-in 7 PM until 9 PM Check-out 7:45 AM
Community Dinner for Homeless Guests 7 PM
Men remain at Stein HWY, all women and children are transported to Gateway Fellowship at 8:30PM

Gateway Fellowship
8011 Cannon Road
Bridgeville, DE 19933
Women and children only.
Check- in 8:30 PM Check-out 7:45 AM
Women can meet at Pathways for dinner at 7:00 PM and transportation will be provided to Gateway at 8:30 PM

Laurel Nazarene
100 Walnut Drive
Laurel, DE 19956
Men only. Check-in 7:00 PM Check-out 6:00 AM (CLOSED ON WEDNESDAYS)
Meals provided

Georgetown Presbyterian – Extreme Weather
203 N Bedford St, Georgetown, DE 19947
Call Pastor Mike at 302-344-1912 or leave a message at the Church 302-856-6842. This sanctuary is open for extreme weather and not held a certain temperature. Must call ahead- limited availability. This is first come first serve. If the first person seeking shelter is male, that night it is a men’s shelter that night; if women, the shelter is a women’s shelter that evening.

Milford Community Center  *call to verify if code purple is open this weekend
Milford, Sanctuary for women and children only. This shelter and can be contacted by either Sussex County Hotline or Kent County Hotline or you may call the center at302-725-0770.

EASTERN SUSSEX – Cold Weather
Eastern is unique as they operate cold weather month’s shelter. Their sanctuaries/shelters will open and remain open until spring regardless of the temperature.

Day Center- Cold Weather
Rehoboth Community Resource Center (CRC) open is open for warmth for the homeless during the day 302-227-1340. CRC offers a cold weather day center with extended hours in winter months. For Cold weather day center the max capacity of occupants is 22 and with 2 staff members and 20 guests.

Immanuel Shelter – Cold Weather
Rehoboth 1-888-634-9992, Open 7 Days from 4:30 PM until 7:30 AM. Serving men and women. Immanuel uses both Conley’s Chapel and Faith UMC Fellowship for their code purple and toggle back and forth between the churches for Code purple. Call to verify location.

Soul Ministry
Bethany Beach 302-632-4289. Sanctuary operates daily for men and women with support from Christian Community of Churches (CCC- formerly South East Ministirium).  Men only.  This cold weather emergency shelter will keep same men all winter as long as they are homeless and working toward housing. The Christian Community of Churches is working alongside these men for transformation under the direction of S.O.U.L Ministries. Eric and Cherith Snyder are the directors.

KENT COUNTY
Local Hotline: 1-800-733-6816
Call for recording of open sanctuaries. 

Purple flags and lights on buildings (Legislative Hall in Dover and other various Delaware Social service locations) will be another indicator that Code Purple in Kent County has been declared. Note: When activated, Code Purple sites are open from 4:30 pm to 7:30 am. Morning leave time is 7:00 am for each day listed.

Current Approved Sanctuaries:

  1. Calvary Baptist Church, Fulton Street, Dover, 736-6554 (women and children).
  2. Centennial United Methodist Church, 44 E. Mount Vernon St., Smyrna
  3. Christ Church, 523 S. State St., Dover
  4. Dover Presbyterian Church, 54 S. State St., Dover (entrance is on Reed Street), 734-3313 (women and children)
  5. Milford Community Center, 105 N.E. Front St., Milford •Salvation Army, 611 Forest St., Dover
  6. Wesley United Methodist Church, 209 S. State St., Dover (building behind the church on East North Street with purple lights in the window), 678-9626 (women, children and families)
  7. Wyoming United Methodist Church, 216 Wyoming Mill Road, Dover
  8. Dover Interfaith Mission for Housing (for overflow only when available) 500 W. Lookerman St., Dover, 736-3600
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