The IMA is a group of clergy and churches in and around Dover, who collaborate in order to multiply the effectiveness of our ministries. The IMA has four primary foci:
Through our People’s Community Center, the People’s Church of Dover partners with Code Purple to provide emergency shelter in the cold months for homeless men, and to provide meals to food-insecure neighborhood residents, Monday-Friday, all year long. Here is Code Purple’s mission statement:
Our mission is to help those suffering from homelessness, abuse, financial struggles, drug addiction and those suffering as a result of a pandemic. We
provide education, housing solutions, resources, counseling and guidance to overcome their biggest problems.
The CDIA is a group of pastors and laity from various faith communities in Kent County. We integrate multiple faith perspectives, not only to enhance our shared visions of ministry, but also to learn from one another. The CDIA mission statement is as follows:
The Central Delaware Interfaith Alliance is devoted to the principle of the oneness and wholeness of the human family. This body welcomes members from across all faith and cultural communities, recognizing the importance of compassion and cooperation. We value fellowship, interfaith dialogue and reciprocity. While receiving inspiration and guidance from our own varied faith traditions, we seek to unite our cherished communities by sharing in service, offering educational opportunities, and working for a fair, just and equitable society.
DIMH is a primary partner in addressing the emergency housing crisis in Central Delaware. It provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, case management, job readiness, and hot meals (12,000 plates of food per year, from a budget of $0.00). The DIMH mission is:
We are an interfaith community organization addressing the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of homeless men in the Greater Dover, Delaware area. We provide shelter and sustenance while fostering self-reliance and offering a vision of hope for their lives.
For the People’s Community Center, the Boys and Girls Club of Delaware provides meals to neighborhood children who participate in our after-school program, Monday through Friday during the school year. The organization has programs for children and youth in the arts, education, career preparation, health and wellness, and fitness and recreation.