At the onset of the pandemic, the State began quickly placing families and individuals experiencing homelessness into local motel/hotel units. The State undertook this effort to ensure many individuals/families experiencing homelessness were sheltered, and to assist in minimizing the spread of COVID19 among the State’s most vulnerable populations. The State reached out and requested our help to assist families placed in these units, secure permanent housing.
Since May, Family Promise has provided families placed into motel units with case management and assistance to help them secure permanent housing. Family Promise is the primary partner, and provider of case management services and homelessness assistance resources for families in New Castle County, currently sheltering in motel/hotel units. Thanks to our joint efforts, the program has permanently housed 156 families to date!