Join us for our 8th Annual Pathway to Home Breakfast! Join us on October 13th, from 7:30 - 9:00am to celebrate Ten Years of Promise with us, as we commemorate our ten year anniversary! We’re celebrating having changed the lives of 650+ families over the past ten years!

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Most recently, in 2019, Family Promise served 44.9% of all the families experiencing homelessness in the entire state of Delaware. In addition, 84% of all families obtained permanent housing and on average, families ended their homelessness in just 38 days. Family Promise is the only shelter that serves families regardless of size or composition which is making Delaware a better place to live for all families.

Attending this year’s breakfast is easier than ever before! All you have to do is register online and watch from the comfort of your home, office, or wherever you may be! Everyone who registers will receive a complimentary Family Promise themed mug! Once you’re registered, a link will be sent to your email a few days before the breakfast. Simply click this link the day of the breakfast and you’ll be all set!

Program highlights will include:

You’ll hear directly from families that have experienced homelessness. You'll hear from Sherman, Jessica and April as they talk about their experience being homeless and their journey to permanent housing

Engage with some of Family Promise NNCC’s founders and what it means to them to see Family Promise grow into such an impactful organization over the past decade.

Hear directly from our Executive Director Cheryl, regarding the future of Family Promise NNCC. You’ll also have the opportunity to engage in a Q&A with Cheryl!

If you you’re not able to attend, but you would like to still make a difference, please visit our website at

If you have any questions about our Virtual Pathway to Home Breakfast, please contact me at

The National Low Income Housing Coalition recently released its 2020 Out of Reach report. This report highlights that affordable housing is out of reach for many in Delaware. 

Here are a few key findings:

  • Working at Delaware's minimum wage of $9.25, each week you would have to work 95 hours to afford a modest 2 bedroom rental. 

  • The Fair Market Rent for a modest 2 bedroom unit is $1,142 in Delaware. 

  • In order to afford a modest 2 bedroom unit, a renter must earn at least $21.96 per hour. 

  • Delaware's housing wage of $21.96 is the 17th highest in the country. 

  • In Delaware, you need to earn $45,669 annually to afford a modest 2 bedroom unit. 

Click this link to read/view more stats.

Please join us in welcoming Wendell to the Family Promise team! Serving as our Director of Family Services, Wendell will directly oversee our Case Management Staff and homelessness services. Wendell will work with Case Managers to ensure every family we serve secures permanent housing.

Wendell most recently worked at the Salvation Army in Syracuse New York from 2010 - 2020, as the Program Manager for Permanency Initiatives. Wendell earned his Bachelor's Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Cazenovia College and a Masters in Social Work from Syracuse University. 

Wendell possesses a strong background in Functional Family Therapy. This experience will enable Wendell to imbue our services with a more behavioral/mental health approach, strengthening our case management overall and improving our ability to quickly house families. 

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