Community Resources

Did you know? There are a variety of free and discounted resources in the area for assistance with transportation, food, housing, child care, and other services. 

Emergency Services 

Housing Alliance of Delaware

If you're in need of somewhere to stay tonight, please call the Housing Alliance of Delaware at: (302) 654-0125 x112. Intake services are available Monday - Friday from 8am - 5pm. Staff can assist individuals in locating emergency shelters within New Castle, Kent, and Sussex counties. 

Sunday Breakfast Mission

Located in Wilmington, the Sunday Breakfast Mission serves hot meals to those in need and provides shelter space for men, women, and families. Please call (877) 306-HOME for assistance. 

Delaware 2-1-1

Delaware 2-1-1 provides one central resource for a wide variety of human services including assistance with food, housing, health care, social services, transportation, crisis services and more. Dial 2-1-1 if in Delaware, or 1-800-560-3372. A text line is also available at 302-231-1464. 


DART First State

Delaware's public bus routes are run by DART First State and can be an affordable way to travel. Additionally, students can receive a 20% - 40% discount when you purchase passes online!

Click here for a step-by-step guide on navigating and riding Delaware's buses. 

Rideshare Delaware

Utilize a free ride matching service with Rideshare Delaware to find commuters in your area. After you've registered as a commuter in the database, students are eligible for the Guaranteed Ride Home program. If an emergency arises on a day that you share the ride to work, preventing you from taking your normal ride home, you will be reimbursed for the alternate transportation you take home. This free benefit is available for up to five uses per calendar year!

SmartDrive U

Receive a discount on your car insurance by completing a free, online defensive driving course! 



Wilmington University does not have housing facilities on-campus at any of its locations. However, the University has partnered with Places4Students, a company that specializes in providing off-campus housing solutions. Look for a roommate and find area housing options!

Child Care

Find child care in your area, along with senior care, pet care, housekeeping services, and more! 


Asbury UMC Food Pantry

300 East Basin Rd
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 328-5649
Friday: 9:30am - 11:30am

Blessings, Dressings & More at Victory Christian Fellowship

100 Wilton Blvd
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 324-5400
1st Saturday of the month: 9am - 11am
Any other Saturday: 9am - 2pm

Food Bank of Delaware

Newark Branch: 
14 Garfield Way
Newark, DE 19713
(302) 292-1395
Monday - Friday: 8am - 4:30pm

Milford Branch
1040 Mattlind Way
Milford, DE 19963
(302) 424-3301
Monday - Friday: 8am - 4:30pm

Food Bank of South Jersey

1501 John Tipton Blvd
Pennsauken, NJ
(856) 662-4884
Click here for times and locations. 

Community Food Bank of New Jersey

6735 Black Horse Pike
Egg Harbor Township, NJ
(609) 383-8843
Click here to view locations/hours and sort by county. 

Share Food Program

2901 W Hunting Park Ave.
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 223-2220
Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger

1725 Fairmount Ave. Unit 102
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 430-0555
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm


3616 S. Galloway St
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 339-0900
Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Mental Health & Prevention Services

Visit the below websites for a comprehensive guide to services in your state:

For additional services, please visit our Mental Health Services & Resources page.