Cornerstone West is a collaborative effort of St. Francis Hospital, West End Neighborhood House, and the community to improve the health status and economic viability of neighborhoods in New Castle County, Delaware, beginning with serving as a proactive catalyst for positive change. Key components of Cornerstone West include:
- Increasing the rate of homeownership
- Providing homeownership opportunities for primarily low- and moderate-income families
- Providing low-interest loans/grants to community residents for home improvement
- Providing homeownership counseling and education
- Facilitating collaborative strategies for community revitalization and health enhancement
West End Neighborhood House
710 North Lincoln Street
West End Neighborhood House, Inc. has been serving the changing needs of our community for more than one hundred years. Our mission is to help individuals achieve self-sufficiency, reach and maintain their maximum potential, and live responsibly and harmoniously in a healthy community and a complex world.
West End Neighborhood House was founded in 1883 to help struggling immigrant families in Wilmington, Delaware get the tools they needed to achieve their dreams. Over the years, its focus has been continually re-evaluated and adapted to meet the changing needs of the surrounding community. From its inception until after World War I, West End operated as a settlement house. During the depression, it helped struggling families through hard times. Through the World War II years, West End offered support to newly working women through increased child care and services. After World War II, it met the many needs of the homecoming servicemen and their burgeoning families. During the 1960s, programs at West End began to attract a greater diversity of people. Today, the depth and diversity of services and programs that West End offers reflect our long and successful history of serving our community.
West End Neighborhood House is developing an innovative transitional living program to prepare young people (18-21) leaving the foster care system to become self-sufficient. These young adults will have a better chance of succeeding with as many life lines as possible.
Life Lines is designed to meet the needs of young adults exiting the foster care system by incorporating a comprehensive community approach to service delivery. Young adults will transition to independence through the provision and training of basic home management skills, self-care, interpersonal skill building, employment and educational preparation and/or advancement, mentoring, and therapeutic services.
For more information, please contact:
Toll-Free Crime Tip Hotline
This toll-free crime tip hotline enables any citizen, anywhere, to leave a confidential, recorded message about criminal activity in Wilmington, the location of the activity, the time of day it is occurring and any information about suspects or vehicles owned or used by suspected criminals. All information supplied through the new crime tip hotline will be kept confidential.
Non-emergency crimes or nuisances.
654-5151 - Community Policing
Prepare to give exact location or address of problem.
911 - Wilmington Police
Use this number for emergencies and crimes in progress.
Mayor's Office of Constituent Services
Louis L. Redding City/County Building
800 N. French Street, 3rd Floor
Wilmington DE 19801
Phone: (302) 576-CITY (576-2489)
One-stop shop...call for ANY community problems, concerns or complaints, including:
Fire Marshal - 576-3129
- utilities (street lights out, etc.)
- abandon cars
- shoes on wires
- drug activity
Free Smoke Detectors - 571-4361
Bilingual Financial Guidance - 421-5456
City of Wilmington Website Links:
5 Actions for Emergency Preparedness
(From the American Red Cross)
In today's climate, it's more important than ever that all of us be prepared for possible emergencies. Natural or other disasters can strike suddenly, at any time and anywhere. But there are five actions everyone can take that can help make a difference...
For more info, go to www.redcross.org
- Make a plan
- Build a kit
- Get trained
- Give Blood