Salisbury’s Anne Street Village Completed – Occupancy in May

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The Anne Street Village has been completed. This is Salisbury’s first transitional housing community for homeless residents – and the first group of residents will move in next month. There are 23 units and each unit includes a bed, HVAC units, refrigerator and a standard set of additional amenities to make each resident feel at…

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Where Can The Homeless Find Shelter From The Cold?

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Shelters for the homeless are open and available during the winter, thanks to volunteers and the non-profit Code Purple. Beds can be found on a nightly basis, but capacity at shelters is limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to maintain social distance. If you encounter a homeless person, the Delaware Housing Alliance…

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Tiny Homes Considered For Homeless Shelter In Sussex Co.

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A non-profit will seek approvals and permits for its proposal to create temporary sleeping quarters for homeless people, including children. The cabins are manufactured by a company in Washington State. The Springboard Collaborative is working with Conley’s Church in the Lewes-Angola area, which said it has sufficient space on its property, and is looking for…

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Suspected Homeless Man Found Dead in Church Cemetery

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A suspected homeless man was found dead in the cemetery surrounding the Midway Presbyterian Church on Coastal Highway outside of Rehoboth around 11:40 a.m. this past Saturday. He was pronounced dead at the scene. “I don’t have much to release on the incident,” Sr. Cpl. Jason Hatchell, state police spokesman, said Sunday. “Investigators are not investigating this…

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Sussex Co. Code Purple Shelters Open For Homeless

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Shelter for the homeless is available in December and through the winter thanks to the Code Purple Sussex County program. Overseers of the shelter network, Love Incorporated of Mid-Delmarva, have also obtained permission to utilize the former Delaware State Police Troop 7 building on Route 1 near Lewes as a shelter. Several other facilities are…

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Body Found In Dover Shed

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Dover Police are investigating the discovery of a body in a shed on Maple Parkway. Officers were called to the scene late Sunday morning by an employee who noticed an odor. The body was that of a female. Police learned that a homeless woman may have been living in the shed for some time. The…

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Code Purple Shelters Open Statewide Through Thursday

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With Delaware facing the coldest temperatures of the winter from Wednesday night through Thursday, Code Purple is being declared across the state by the nonprofit and volunteer organizations that operate the shelters to keep people who are homeless safe during dangerous winter weather. When severe snowstorms or sub-zero temperatures are forecast in Delaware, the organizations…

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Code Purple Sussex Opens Nightly – Volunteers Still Needed

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Night time temps are going to be very low until Dec 15th which is the beginning of Code Purple Sussex’s nightly openings without regard to temps. So with that in mind, Code Purple is now active until March 15th! We will be open every night in Seaford, Bridgeville, Delmar, Milford, and Georgetown.  (Laurel will open nightly starting Jan 1st…

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UPDATED: Code Purple Shelters Open Across Delaware

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NEW CASTLE (Jan. 3, 2018) – With a blizzard warning for Sussex County beginning tonight into Thursday and a winter storm warning for Kent and New Castle counties, Code Purple is being declared across the state. Additional declarations are expected. Since most Code Purple sites use volunteers to manage operations, the activation and implementation vary…

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