Code Purple has been activated for tonight-Friday morning in Dover. 

Code Purple in Kent County is defined as whenever the night-time temperature is expected to fall below 25 degrees.  A Code Purple Winter Sanctuary is not a traditional shelter, it’s an emergency shelter to aid the homeless in the cold winter times.

The shelters will  be open at 5pm when a meal will be served, the shelters will close at 8am depending on weather and each shelters ability to provide for daytime care.   

Below is a list of the shelters that will be open and numbers that can be called.  This list is also shared with the City of Dover Police and Delaware Emergency 211.


      **Shepherd Place- open for Women and Children-

        Contact Diane Cahall or Denise Gomez  302-678-1909      denise

      **Mt. Carmel Church- open for Men-

      Contact Bishop Nelson Lewis 302-670-0569

     **Presbyterian Church of Dover- open for Women and Children-

       Contact Rev. Lee Mac Callum -718-820-2297

      **Dover Interfaith Mission for Housing –open for Men-

        Contact Jeanine Kleimo or Alredia Russ-Durant  302-242-0412  302-393-1874


        or 302-736-3600