Six programs, one focus

HELP Initiative programs are aimed at unifying and strengthening low-income communities throughout Delaware. Our volunteers and partners give freely of their time and resources to bring hope and helping hands to underserved people—through improved community lighting and safety initiatives; healthier homes; employment opportunities; and residential heating, energy-efficiency and weatherization programs. Learn about them here.

Lights-ON
Delaware Strong

This ongoing residential lighting initiative offers free LED front porch lighting and motion-activated solar backyard lighting to interested individuals. It not only lowers home energy bills but also helps make communities safer by illuminating areas of criminal activity that used to thrive under cover of darkness.

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Health-ON
Delaware Strong

Homes in lower-income communities often have structural or environmental dangers that place occupants at risk for fire, mold, illness, disease, falls and injury. This free home-assessment program helps people recognize and prioritize in-home hazards, using HUD-developed inspection protocols.

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Jobs-ON
Delaware Strong

Delaware youth in underserved communities typically have few job prospects. Jobs-ON is a program that prepares qualified individuals for skills training and job possibilities in the field of green energy.

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Weatherization-ON
Delaware Strong

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) delivers weatherization and energy-efficiency measures to low-income Delaware households typically, at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.

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Heat-ON
Delaware Strong

Broken or malfunctioning heating systems in low-income homes expose residents to health and safety hazards. This program replaces or repairs systems for optimal efficiency; lowers bills; and offers residents education, energy tips and information on heat-assistance programs.

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Home Energy Counseling and Checkup Program (HEC²)

Home heating bills represent a disproportionately large expense to low-income households—often caused by poor insulation, or inefficient water heaters, old heating systems and more. HEC2 offers free or reduced-cost inspections by a home energy advisor, plus written reports and recommendations.

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