Here you can learn more about the positive impact HELP Initiative programs are having on underserved communities and people throughout Delaware. Check out our recent blogs, success stories, news coverage, reports, data and statistics to see how we’re changing lives for the better.

April 30, 2021
Restoring Central Dover Moves to Phase II of Lights-ON Dover Strong Campaign
Restoring Central Dover is a Comprehensive Neighborhood Revitalization Plan (PLAN) in motion that was adopted in 2014. The PLAN and its implementation is led by NCALL, which is an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Dover that specializes in affordable housing development, education and lending. The PLAN represents our community’s vision for restoring the vitality […]
April 30, 2021
COVID-19 “Test-Trace-Treat” Message Helps Communities
The Lights-ON Delaware Strong campaign, a neighborhood public safety and energy efficiency lighting initiative managed by the HELP Initiative, and a valuable Energize Delaware program partner, is currently contacting over 2,600 previous Lights-ON clients in low-income communities to inform and educate them about the importance of getting tested for COVID-19 and providing information on health […]
April 20, 2021
Attorney General Report Maps Outcome of Lights-ON Milford Strong
The collaborative partnership between Attorney General Kathy Jennings, the Milford police department and Milford residents has improved city lighting while also significantly reducing crime. View the year-over-year outcomes map and crime-rate comparisons.
April 20, 2021
Lights-ON Wilmington Strong Helps Communities of Promise
The HELP Initiative and West Side Grows Together have partnered to pilot a crime-prevention strategy in Wilmington called Lights-ON Wilmington Strong. It has identified 500 locations…
April 14, 2021
Restoring Central Dover Launches “Lights-On Dover Strong” Campaign
October 9, 2018
City of Seaford and Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility Launch Lights-ON Seaford Strong Campaign
SEAFORD, Del., Oct. 9, 2018 — The HELP Initiative Inc. will administer and program manage a collaborative effort and matching-funds campaign between the City of Seaford, in partnership with the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC), Seaford Police Department and the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility to reduce concentrated areas of criminal activity and improve public safety […]