Frequently Asked Questions

What is Code Purple doing to protect my volunteers?

Code Purple Kent County follows guidance from the Center for Disease Control and DE health department to implement policies that protect health of our volunteers, our team, and our community. 

We ask all volunteers to adhere to our hygiene protocol, including washing hands upon arrival, wearing gloves when handling food, washing hands and changing gloves anytime you change activities and after you touch your face or use the restroom or your phone. We also ask that all volunteers follow social distancing guidelines whenever possible, maintaining a minimum of 6 feet space between you and your fellow volunteers. We have revised our operating procedures and locations to ensure social distancing is possible. We've also altered our food distribution model, eliminating person to person contact with our guests and using physical markets to keep distance between volunteers, guest and each other. 

Will I be provided a fast mask?

Volunteers are required to wear face mask or face covering during their volunteer shifts. We do maintain a supply of masks and encourage folks to bring their own. CDC is additionally advising the use of simple clothe face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. 

Am I allowed to volunteer?

Yes​, under the current state of emergency you can volunteer.

What programs does Code Purple Kent County offer?

  • Emergency sanctuary shelter for those in need

  • Meals and feedings during our weekly hours and food truck distributions

  • Transportation Assistance | Care Rides

  • Helpful Stay Group Homes and transitional living 

  • Food, Clothing and hygiene product pantry free to community

  • Work programs and Job Advancement training for participants and also programs in partnership with Delaware Autism

  • Referral programs and counseling assistance for those struggling with addictions, mental illness or other personal challenges

  • Talent Advancement Programs

  • Recovery Referral Services for those suffering from addiction