La Esperanza’s mission is to assist Sussex County Latinos on their journey to achieve stability, integration and success.  

La Esperanza is the only bicultural and bilingual multi-service nonprofit agency in Sussex County, Delaware that provides free culturally and linguistically appropriate programs and services in the areas of family development, immigration, victim services, and education for Hispanic adults, children and families.

Dedicated to serving the Hispanic community in Sussex County

Founded in 1996 by several Hispanic leaders and three Carmelite Sisters of Charity–Sister Maria Mairlot, Sister Rosa Alvarez, and Sister Ascencion Banegas–to address the needs of the increasing number of Guatemalan immigrants and Mexican migrant workers arriving to southern Delaware, La Esperanza is now the second largest multi-service agency for Hispanic immigrants in Delaware and the only bi-cultural and bilingual agency specifically dedicated to serving Hispanic communities in Sussex County and the surrounding areas.  We help our clients as they gain access to employment, housing, education, permanent residency, U.S. citizenship, naturalization, and self-sufficiency.

Located in Georgetown, Delaware, La Esperanza is a place of hope (esperanza) for Hispanic immigrants and their families.  Our logo includes a sun and a grasshopper; the sun represents a new beginning, and the grasshopper is a biblical symbol of the triumph of people in a new land.