Programs like Meals on Wheels, Delaware 2-1-1, and General Assistance are available to those in need.
Continues to serve hot, nutritious meals to vulnerable Delawareans.
United Way’s Delaware 2-1-1 hotline and website provides links to critical services, including food needs
Contact: Dial 2-1-1 or dial 1-800-560-3372; text your Zip code to 898-211
Child Meal Programs
Find local meal sites throughout the state, offering meals for children.
Delaware Department of Education
- Department of Education Resources
- Student Meal Sites in Delaware
- Student Meal Sites in Delaware – Spanish
- Student Meal Sites in Delaware – Haitian Creole
Delaware Department of Health and Social Services
DSHA is accepting applications for DEHAP rental assistance for tenants who have been financially impacted by the pandemic. Both tenants and landlords can initiate applications. Visit decovidhousinghelp.com to review eligibility information and submit an application.
DSHA is currently not accepting applications for mortgage assistance; however, funding is expected to be provided to the state in the coming weeks through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Once the details for that funding are finalized, DSHA will provide more information at decovidhousinghelp.com. For now, homeowners can find resources for other mortgage assistance at decovidhousinghelp.com/homeowners.
On July 1, 2020, Governor Carney released a modified order lifting the moratorium on foreclosure and eviction filings in place since March 2020. Tenants who are being threatened with eviction by their landlords due to nonpayment of rent during the pandemic should contact the Delaware Legal Help Link or the Delaware Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (CLASI) for assistance.
Rent and mortgage assistance is available to keep Delaware families in their homes. The State of Delaware and New Castle County will contribute a combined $40 million in CARES Act funding to provide payments for qualified applicants to the Delaware Housing Assistance Program or the Delaware Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program.
Volunteer and Donate
United Way continues initiatives to help those in need:
United Way Volunteer Portal: Helps coordinate outreach and resources to those in need. Also find volunteer opportunities such as food distribution
Delaware 2-1-1: Provides links to critical services, from housing and shelter information to transportation resources. Contact: 2-1-1 or 1-800-560-3372; text your Zip code to 898-211
Whole blood, plasma and double red cell donations are critical right now. To help:
Social distancing and other precautions are being taken to ensure donor, staff and volunteer safety. If you are healthy and able to donate, make an appointment online.
If you are healthy and able to donate, make an appointment online.
All medical personnel — including out-of-state, retired, or inactive — who wish to volunteer to assist Delaware’s response to COVID-19 should sign up through the Delaware Medical Reserve Corps (DMRC). Go to the ServDE link – which is the State’s emergency response database-and create a profile. You will be contacted by a DMRC representative. Providing complete contact and license information will expedite verifying your credentials. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funeral establishments must comply with Governor Carney’s emergency declaration limiting public gatherings at up to 250 people, as well as all general guidance provided in the emergency declaration and by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Recreational Camps that would like to open should follow CDC Guidelines.
Community Swimming Pools
This document provides guidance for community swimming pools. The document is COVID-19 Community Pool Guidance.
Comcast has increased access to Internet Essentials. Read more about the initiative and qualifications here. To sign up visit the Internet Essentials website or call 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.
The Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement has resources for nonprofits on their website.
Playgrounds should follow CDC guidance.
Get More COVID Data
For more data on Delaware COVID cases, testing and outcomes, including demographic breakdowns, go to My Healthy Community