Whatcoat Social Services

Whatcoat Social Services (Whatcoat) provides emergency shelter and transitional housing for low-income individuals and families.  

  • Ruth Dorsey Emergency Homeless Shelter—a 25-bed shelter for men, women, and families for up to 45-day stay.
  • Vera’s Haven Transitional Housing—10 townhomes for households who commit to working and continuing their education.

For more information call about the Whatcoat program, please call:


Whatcoat Social Services
3 Vera Way
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 734-0319


Donations Wish List

  • New Socks/ Undergarments 
  • Soap
  • Toiletries
  • Gift cards
  • Backpacks
  • Paper products
  • School supplies
  • DART bus passes
  • Diapers and Pull-Ups
  • Dish detergent/sponges
  • Non-perishable food items
Related Documents

Vera's Haven Application

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