Founded in 1985 as a subsidiary of the organization then known as Church Home Foundation, Connections’ original mission was to help older adults with lifelong histories of psychiatric hospitalization to transition into the community.
Our mission expanded in 1988 to include homeless services and substance abuse treatment. In 1991 Connections was established and incorporated as a separate 501(c)3 during the merger that created what is now known as Ingleside Homes.
Today, Connections is one of Delaware’s largest nonprofits, collaborating with government, community, corporate, and other philanthropic partners to maximize services for our state’s most vulnerable citizens.
We operate in more than 100 separate locations in Delaware, including all facilities in Delaware’s unified correctional system, and have recently expanded our services to the eastern shore of Maryland. We have more than 1,700 full-time employees who serve more than 42,000 people each year.
We strive to ensure everyone has 24/7 access to quality health care and treatment for substance use and mental health disorders, while simultaneously aiding them in lifelong recovery, providing support services that will allow them to return to a stable and productive lifestyle.