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Hospitality Network

Our shelter program and warm hospitality is the foundation of the Family Promise model.

A unique community based solution to providing emergency shelter for families experiencing homelessness. 

Founded in New Castle County in 2010, the original Family Promise “Rotational Network” was our core program. Up to 4 families at a time received needed temporary shelter. We partnered with 50+ congregations that provided families with lodging and hospitality in their houses of worship. Our 2,000+ volunteers cooked, hosted activities for families, shopped for groceries and prepared rooms for families to sleep in. During the day, our full-time case management staff provided support and helped them quickly move back into housing.

The innovative model — using existing space like congregations and volunteers motivated by compassion — helped hundreds of children and adults in Delaware. Working with our community partners, we provided comprehensive and targeted services, including extensive case management, at 1/3 the cost of traditional shelter, always serving families of all sizes, make-ups, and compositions.

On average, 88% of the people served in our Hospitality Network secure housing within 67 days! Because of the depth of services and community support, families stay housed.

Host Congregations

Volunteers provide hospitality, meals, activities and other support. 

Aldersgate United Methodist Church

Bible Fellowship Church of Newark

Christ Church Christiana Hundred

Ebenezer United Methodist Church

Grace Lutheran Church

Limestone Presbyterian Church

Peninsula-McCabe UMC

Skyline United Methodist Church

St. James Mill Creek Episcopal Church

St. Mark's United Methodist Church

St. Philip's Lutheran Church

The Good News Church, PCA

Westminster Presbyterian

White Clay Creek Presbyterian

Support Congregations

Volunteers from these partners may provide meals and provide hospitality for guest families; provide financial supporter; or support Family Promise NNCC in some other mutually beneficial way!

Arise Church

Bethel AME

Congregation Beth Shalom

One In Christ Community Church

Hanover Presbyterian Church

Kingswood United Methodist Church 

Marshallton United Methodist Church

Mt. Lebanon UMC

Resurrection Parish

Shiloh Baptist Church 

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

St. John the Beloved Catholic Church

St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church 

St. Stephen's Lutheran Church

Trinity Community Church

Unitarian Universalist Society of Mill Creek

Zakat Foundation of America

Your congregation or organization can join us in ending family homelessness! For more information, contact Lisa Kane, Community Engagement Manager, at or (302) 998-2222 ext. 104.

Your donation will keep families together and help them overcome homelessness. We accept monetary donations (click here to securely donate online) and donations of needed supplies (click here for our current wish list). Questions? Contact Blaine Breeding, Development & Marketing Manager: or (302) 998-2222 ext. 105.

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