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Dover Interfaith Mission for Housing needs to find a new home

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Delaware Public Media
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Dover officials andmembers of the Downtown Dover Partnership (DDP) are seeking a new home for the Dover Interfaith Mission for Housing (DIMH).

 

Dover Interfaith’s lease with the Downtown Dover Partnership at its current home  at Forest Street and Railroad Avenue runs out next year.

The non-profit addresses the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of homeless men in the Dover area by providing them with shelter and services. 

And Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen says it’s a priority for the city to help the organization find a new home, “I think we’re obligated not only to help Dover Interfaith but also to guarantee the rest of the community that it’s placed in the appropriate place that it needs to go.” 

Christiansen adds that the latest survey of the homeless population in and around Dover shows it is growing, “In Kent County and the Greater Dover area there are an estimated  - probably 200- to 250 (homeless) people.”

Christiansen says there are currently three possible sites for relocating Dover Interfaith Mission for Housing - a property on West Division Street owned by Crossroads Christian Church and two additional locations on Walker Road.

He notes that discussions with all parties involved are continuing.

 

Kelli Steele has over 30 years of experience covering news in Delaware, Baltimore, Winchester, Virginia, Phoenix, Arizona and San Diego, California.