Community Housing

YWCA Delaware’s Community Housing INCLUDES:

  • Emergency Shelter 
  • “SHCE” Joint Transitional Housing & Rapid-Re-Housing (RRH)
  • Diversion

Home-Life Management Center

If you are homeless or are at imminent risk of becoming homeless, please call Delaware’s Centralized Intake by dialing 1-833-346-3233 or email intake@housingalliancede.org

Home-Life Management Center is an innovative residential program designed for emergency and transitional housing. Our program provides a spectrum of supportive services in a safe and stable environment for women and men with children and two-parent families who find themselves destitute. These services are designed to teach valuable life skills and assist the families to become gainfully employed, permanently housed and completely self-sufficient.
Home-Life offers:

Case Management 

Residents work intensively with Case Managers to assess their housing and support service needs to determine referral support and chart a course to achieve specific goals. 

Life Skills Workshops 

Parenting, Money Management, Anger & Conflict Management, Self-Esteem, Substance Abuse Prevention and Health & Wellness 

Custodial Training 

Offers hands-on instructional experience in household cleaning principles, grounds keeping and minor property maintenance and repair. 

Culinary Training 

Teaches how to efficiently function and operate equipment in a commercial-grade kitchen along with nutritional training, meal planning, food shopping and meal preparation.

Domestic Violence Case Management

Survivors of domestic violence receive safety education, individual and group counseling and matched savings programs to help break the cycle of violence.

Urban Agriculture

YWCA’s New Beginnings Garden provides a source of nutritious food and hands-on educational resources on organic gardening practices. 

For more information about Home-Life Management Center or our services, please call 302.658.7110 or email info@ywcade.org.




“SCHE” Joint Transitional Housing and Rapid Re-housing

YWCA Delaware’s “SCHE” (Safe, Compassion, Heal, Empower) Joint Transitional Housing and Rapid Re-Housing program offers survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence with personalized service plans and resources to achieve housing stability. YWCA works to rapidly re-house homeless women and families and provides financial assistance, comprehensive case management, and support services to assist women and families in becoming economically and residentially stable and self-sufficient in permanent housing.

Services may include but are not limited to community housing, case management, access to food, wellness and nutrition workshops, and clothing, workforce readiness training, medical/legal accompaniment, financial housing assistance, financial coaching, therapeutic services, access to legal, medical and mental health services, and transportation services.

YW assists in developing tailored Housing Service Plans that offer financial resources and internal/external support services, including searching for safe and affordable housing, employment, life skills and enrichment training, and participating in state-sponsored training programs. RRH participants also receive evaluations for benefits and housing, including purchase of care – early childhood and after-school education, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Medicare, and SNAP.

“SCHE” Joint Transitional and Rapid Re-Housing program participants are responsible for contributing financially to their households while maintaining continued access to YW’s support services.


YWCA Delaware’s Diversion program prevents homelessness for families by assisting them to identify alternate housing arrangements that diverts them from entering the homeless management system. Case management and financial assistance is available for up to 3 months to support families so they can retain stable housing and eliminate episodes of homelessness.

Community Health

YW’s Community Health Services are available to help assist all New Castle County Residents with:

  • Accessing basic needs such as food, transportation, clothing and applying for state benefits
  • Community healthcare coordination and assement
  • Free educational training and career readiness support
  • Health education, health literacy and prevention services