Archive for November, 2010

Four Priorities of Unite Sussex

UNITE SUSSEX seeks to foster this collaboration to bring hope to those how are struggling.

After spending almost a year holding town meetings and listening to the community, UNITE SUSSEX began to organize and work toward consensus building and problem solving.  First, we defined the issues and priorities that were of greatest concern—those issues that weakened our neighborhoods and our community.  Our newly committed board of directors decided that our program priorities would be substance abuse, homelessness, mentoring and community transition.  It was an easy choice.


  • With the closing of the Ellendale Detoxification Center, those in our community reaching out for help were suddenly forced to travel to Wilmington for assistance.

  • Homelessness is on the rise in Sussex County and the lack of family oriented shelters forced families to separate in order to find shelter and get back on their feet.

  • Mentoring programs are not as affective as they could be because of the lack of volunteers wishing to serve as mentors and a consolidated approach to matching the children/teens to a qualified adult.

  • As our small towns face issues that have plagued large cities for decades, administrators have reached out for help to governments, non-profits, individuals and faith based organizations to work toward maintaining the integrity of our communities.


UNITE SUSSEX has stepped forward to take a leadership role in solving these issues and we pledge to work with existing non-profit organizations, government officials, leaders in the faith based community and individuals to strengthen our neighborhoods and help create a healthy and positive Sussex County.


Thank You Volunteers

It has been a few weeks since our Amazing Challenge and we wanted to just say a big THANK YOU!!!!! to all of our volunteers who helped to make the day so much fun.  Without a doubt, we couldn’t have done it without you!.  Here are a few pictures of some of our priceless volunteers.  Also, if you haven’t seen it already, check out our highlight video from the Amazing Challenge and I bet you will be able to spot a few more volunteers.

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