Serving Delaware’s children since 1922.

Who we are

Our loving devotion to our clients here will never change.

When a child is placed in our care, we provide the best quality care possible to help them prepare for a successful future.

For over 100 years, we have sought to make a difference in children’s lives. We dedicate ourselves to we will be continuing to serve the community and state well into the future.

“It is my desire that this institution shall be a fostering home where children who would otherwise be neglected may have a happy childhood; and where they may have the fullest opportunity to develop toward useful and efficient lives.”

-Mr. Murphey, Founder

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Make a difference

We are a non-profit agency and rely on state funds, grants, and donations. Those donations- in items, services, or money- make all the difference for our youth.

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You can help make a difference.

Elizabeth W. Murphey School


42 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901



(302) 734-7478