About Us

Arise exists to equip those facing adversity to discover hope, overcome barriers, and move forward.
Our communities restored through transformed lives.
Arise is a community development and advocacy nonprofit organization in Dover, Delaware. Established as Grace for Dover, Inc. in 2011, we received our 501(c) 3 nonprofit status in 2012 and began doing business as Arise Delaware in 2017. We are a para-church mercy organization specializing in long-term, relationship-based, development programs. We focus on individuals who are affected by disability and their family/support system.


    We currently offer:

    • Monthly respite events
    • Special needs focused before and after school care at John S Charlton School and Kent County Community School
    • Accessible special events for kids and families
    • Day camp
    • Summer family camp opportunity for families to vacation together in a supportive, safe, and accessible environment
    • Social and life skills practice
    • Caregiver support through learning seminars
    • Partnerships and consultations with local church disability ministries, other nonprofits and agencies, and businesses who wish to hire individuals with disabilities
    • Training for volunteers and programs working with individuals with special needs
    • Referrals for one-on-one care and to other support agencies as needed


    We are currently developing programming to:

    • Help individuals with disabilities identify their key strengths and become aware of career and continuing education opportunities
    • Provide soft skills development to support transition and career planning
    • Support life skills development to encourage increased independence and financial education
    • Provide parent/caregiver and sibling support through additional seminars, support groups, and workshops which will include long term planning tools