Emergency Assistance

Emergency Assistance includes financial and food support to family and individuals.

Programs provided include the Statewide Security Deposit Loan Program, Statewide Re-entry Program, and Food Closet

Security Deposit Loan Program

The Statewide Security Deposit Loan Program has assisted low-moderate income families and individuals since 1993. Given that the total cost of a security deposit, first month’s rent, utility deposit, and moving expenses often exceed available resources, successful applicants can use assistance available through the program to pay for both security and utility deposits. Since inception, the security deposit program has provided loans or grants of over $2.3 million to more than 8,000 families and individuals. In addition to financial assistance, the program also provides case management.

Re-Entry Program

West End’s statewide Re-Entry program provides up to 8 weeks of rental assistance for individuals who are exiting incarceration and re-integrating into their communities. West End partners with several local organizations that provide supportive services (such as employment training) that help stabilize participants as they work toward self-sufficiency.

Food Closet

West End’s food closet provides a 5-day supply of non-perishable items and frozen foods (as available) to individuals and families in need. To qualify, applicants need only present a valid Delaware ID and call to make an appointment.


Doreen Conte


Sheila Hawkins

Case Manager

Thank You for the Support!

Due to the generosity of our community, we’ve been able to foster self-sufficiency since the 1880s.