Local stakeholders in downtown Dover have founded the People’s Community Center to revitalize the neighborhood by empowering residents, providing services not available elsewhere, and working with them toward their personal transformation. We do not merely give charity; our goal is to help people become, once again, contributing members of their communities. We do this by connecting them with the resources, job training, and basic skills they need in order to thrive. And while they do that work of personal transformation, we help them stay alive with food, shelter, and medical care.
Downtown Dover is a neighborhood that has suffered tremendously by the dominant social and economic forces that have caused so much disruption and violence all over the country: unemployment, addiction, homelessness, incarceration, lack of access to medical care and nutritional food, strained families, and skyrocketing rents, and abandoned downtowns. Children and young adults suffer poverty in hugely disproportional numbers.
The vitality of the entire City of Dover depends upon the wellbeing, independence, and stability of local households and families. Our goal is nothing less than a revitalized city.