Welcome to West End Neighborhood House
Located in the city of Wilmington’s historic ‘Little Italy’ district, West End Neighborhood House has been improving the lives of an ethnically, economically and culturally diverse community since 1883. In 2011, the agency served over 9,000 individuals. By employing a continuum of care approach to meet clients’ comprehensive needs and encourage ultimate self-sufficiency, West End provides assistance through outcomes-driven programming, utilizing innovative solutions to resolve complex social challenges throughout Delaware. West End is a registered 501c3 organization, whose mission is to help individuals achieve self-sufficiency, reach and maintain their maximum potential, and live responsibly and harmoniously in a healthy community and complex world.
2012 Annual Report
Our 2012 Annual Report has finally arrived! Click here to take a look at all the exciting things we’ve been up to! (The file may take a few moments to load.)
A Visit from the Twin Poets!
1st District Councilman Nnamdi Chukwuocha and his twin brother Al Mills visited West End on June 3. Both men (who are community activists involved in spoken word/poetry, mentoring and tutoring youth) taught students in the Education & Employment Department about poetry as a coping mechanism for stress and positive outlet for anger. During their visit, they taught youth how to structure and create their own poems, after which students created and presented their own original work.
Read Our Newsletter!
Check out what’s happening at West End by reading our monthly newsletter. Click here for more details.
Above Xpectations Track Team
Congratulations to the members of West End’s Above Xpectations Track Team, who are now NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!! Click here to read a recent News Journal article on the Track Team’s most recent accomplishments.
West Side Revitalization
On Wednesday, April 10, West Side Grows Together held a press conference to celebrate a $750,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation to support implementation of the West Side Revitalization Plan over the next five years. Click here to read a recent News Journal article about the event.
The West Side Revitalization Plan includes initiatives for improving area parks, growing local businesses, strengthening housing and creating more opportunities for youth on the West Side. To view a copy of the entire plan, click here. For an executive summary of the plan, click here.
United Way of Delaware – 2012 Campaign
West End’s United Way Agency Code is 540
Funding received by West End from the United Way of Delaware is critical to the agency’s overall success. The relationship between the United Way of Delaware and West End represents true collaboration and remains among the strongest of partnerships in West End’s history. The presence of the United Way of Delaware is felt in nearly every program and service at West End. Their continued leadership in policy and advocacy for West End Neighborhood House and other social service agencies has helped build strong families and neighborhoods throughout Delaware. Investing in the United Way is a direct investment of the Delaware community, and via the United Way, you can directly help West End Neighborhood House and the over 9,000 individuals we serve annually. To allocate your 2011 United Way gift to West End, enter our code 540 on campaign forms! THANK YOU!