The HELP Initiative and West Side Grows Together are partnering to pilot a crime prevention strategy in Wilmington called Lights-ON Wilmington Strong. Working with public safety officials and community organizations, West Side Grows Together has identified 500 locations consisting of residences and businesses, in an area that has consistently had higher crime and poorly lit streets. Via a door-to-door volunteer effort, these properties will receive energy-efficient LED lights for their front porches and solar-powered LED motion-sensor floodlights for their backyards. Additionally, thanks to funding through the Neighborhood Building Blocks Fund, 25 local businesses along the Fourth Street corridor will receive up to $1,800 to install security cameras and additional lighting from Union Street to Jackson Street. The HELP Initiative has successfully implemented the Lights-ON Campaign in Dover, Seaford and Milford and is currently working with West Side Grows Together to implement Phase 1 in the Wilmington area and with the Town of Laurel to implement the Phase 1 Lights-ON Campaign.
April 20, 2021
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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 […]
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 […]
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.