January 2015 DIMH opened a walk-in resource center on the premises in a donated double wide trailer and serves at least 400 unique individuals yearly. It is open 5 days a week and provides needed services to the homeless population including mailing address, washer and dryer access, shower, case management services including assistance with obtaining needed documents such as birth certificates and state-issued ID cards, help with accessing public benefits such as food stamps/EBT and Medicaid, resume preparation, computer training and job applications, and interview skills. Part-time mental health and health-care assistance is also provided.
The resource center staff are mainly volunteers who are retired educators. Interns from the Department of Social Work at Delaware State University and the Human Services Program at DelTech contribute to the case management and mental health services of DIMH. A community health worker volunteers part-time to schedule medical appointments and to arrange for vaccination clinics as well as health education sessions.
Training in computer safety and in personal budgeting and financial management is scheduled regularly for shelter residents and others from the homeless community.
Since it opened, the resource center has seen an increase in the number of homeless families and in elderly homeless individuals.

Dover Interfaith Mission for Housing (DIMH), 684 Forest Street, Dover, DE 19904

302-736-3600 / e-mail: interfaithdover@verizon.net / www.dimh.info