Delaware Council of
Faith-Based Partnerships

Council Accomplishments

Active support of the Lt. Governor Denn’s Faith, Family and Foster Care initiative.

Database of Delaware faith-based institutions created and used to survey faith leaders on the State’s public health emergency preparedness, in cooperation with Division of Public Health and University of Delaware’s Center for Community Research and Service.

Partnered with Delaware State Parks and Mormon Helping Hands for Saturday in the Park: A Day of Service, during State’s April 2013 Week of Service.

Provided direction for a $20,000 Nemours Community Transformation Grant to connect faith communities and public schools in educating children on healthy food choices.

Partnered with Delaware Emergency Management Agency for Emergency Preparedness and Response

Workshop for Faith Leaders, June 2014. Over forty attendees. Governor Markell and The Reverend David L. Myers, Senior Advisor to the Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator, addressed participants. Workshop featured in Governor’s weekly message.

In 2015, hosted five, one-hour “Lunch and Learn” events, connecting faith leaders with State agencies. Featured topics included Home Ownership Programs and Foreclosure Prevention; I-ADAPT (Individual Assessment, Discharge and Planning Team), an individualized re-entry program for Delaware inmates; Matt Denn, Attorney General of Delaware, discussing incarceration, re-entry and recidivism; and Emergency Preparedness and Response for Faith Communities.

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