Our Background

About Us

For over 20 years, The Way Home has been helping previously incarcerated citizens transition back into the community. 

The Way Home, Inc. began formal operations in 1998 under Children and Families First. In 1999, The Way Home, Inc. became affiliated with the Episcopal Diocese, and in 2006 became an independent, non-denominational, non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status.

As the only agency in Sussex County, Delaware that works exclusively with reentry, we have developed solid relationships with the Department of Corrections, Public Defenders office, Georgetown and other local police agencies, Probation, Parole, faith-based organizations, and other social service agencies throughout the state of Delaware. 

The way home, inc. has developed a delivery system for its participants that embrace the following values....

Focusing on the strengths of individuals rather than the problems

Client-centered empowerment rather than paternalistic paradigms

Respectful of the diverse pathways that lead to stable lives

A preference for voluntary participation instead of coerced

Considering the global health and well-being of the individual rather than just prescribed interventions

An emphasis on inclusiveness 

The need to confront the stigma of being labeled a felon at personal and cultural levels

The need to integrate advocacy and community development models that focus on enriching reentry capital within families, communities, and within the State of Delaware