Center for Neighbors in Need

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.

The Current Situation

49.8% of 15 year-old males in Dover live below the poverty line.

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.

34.5% of 18-24 year-old males in Dover live below the poverty line.

Our Work

We currently partner with other local organizations to provide a series of integrated programs:

Our Need

The need at this time is overwhelming, We need help in order to expand our current services, add more case workers, provide building access for physically disabled persons, hire mental health workers, and open a medical clinic so that the uninsured and underinsured do not have to rely upon the hospital emergency room for preventative care.

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.

If you are interested in contributing to the program, by volunteering or financial donation, please reach out. We’d love to hear from you. You may also email the Center for Neighbors in Need directly at

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