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Code Purple Shelter in Sussex County to Remain at Epworth Tonight

Delaware Health and Social Services | News | Date Posted: Monday, March 3, 2014



NEW CASTLE – Because of the extreme weather conditions, Sussex County Code Purple shelter organizers announced Monday that people in need of overnight sanctuary will remain at Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach.

Beginning Tuesday and continuing through Thursday, the shelter location is expected to be moved to Faith United Methodist Church, 37439 Oyster House Road, Rehoboth Beach. The shelter was expected to be moved to Faith United beginning on Monday night.

At both locations, doors open at 5:30 p.m. The facility does not have the capacity to house families; only single individuals can be hosted at this time.

For more information, call Nan Ruhl, director of Immanuel Shelter, at (302) 604-2619. Ruhl said the overnight sanctuary will take individuals who are homeless in Kent County or elsewhere who can get to the shelter.

CENTRALIZED INTAKE: HOMELESS PREVENTION RESPONSE SYSTEM

Centralized Intake is a statewide program that provides an efficient and effective process for assessing individuals and families who are experiencing a housing crisis, identifying the most appropriate housing intervention needed to end their episode of homelessness, and referring them to crisis services and/or shelter to meet their immediate needs.

Anyone experiencing a housing crisis is urged to call 2-1-1.  The operator will ask a few questions to determine if they would benefit from prevention services in the community or if they need to be assessed by a housing specialist.   

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Code Purple Shelter in Sussex County to Remain at Epworth Tonight

Delaware Health and Social Services | News | Date Posted: Monday, March 3, 2014



NEW CASTLE – Because of the extreme weather conditions, Sussex County Code Purple shelter organizers announced Monday that people in need of overnight sanctuary will remain at Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach.

Beginning Tuesday and continuing through Thursday, the shelter location is expected to be moved to Faith United Methodist Church, 37439 Oyster House Road, Rehoboth Beach. The shelter was expected to be moved to Faith United beginning on Monday night.

At both locations, doors open at 5:30 p.m. The facility does not have the capacity to house families; only single individuals can be hosted at this time.

For more information, call Nan Ruhl, director of Immanuel Shelter, at (302) 604-2619. Ruhl said the overnight sanctuary will take individuals who are homeless in Kent County or elsewhere who can get to the shelter.

CENTRALIZED INTAKE: HOMELESS PREVENTION RESPONSE SYSTEM

Centralized Intake is a statewide program that provides an efficient and effective process for assessing individuals and families who are experiencing a housing crisis, identifying the most appropriate housing intervention needed to end their episode of homelessness, and referring them to crisis services and/or shelter to meet their immediate needs.

Anyone experiencing a housing crisis is urged to call 2-1-1.  The operator will ask a few questions to determine if they would benefit from prevention services in the community or if they need to be assessed by a housing specialist.   

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