2022-02-02 — A staff member from Friendship House stopped by our church today and shared that after 11 months of work, she received the birth certificate from Florida for a client. They have had to send a mountain of materials proving when and where he was born. He needed the birth certificate to get identification for work, etc. This is all after 30 years in prison. Friendship House does this kind of work every day for many clients. Please say a prayer of thanks for the work which is done by Friendship House on behalf of those whom they serve.
2021-08-09 — The Wilmington Empowerment Center remains active at SsAM, seeing clients by appointment and giving away coffee & food. Clients are able to use the Center for phone, Post Office Box, bathroom, and computer lab. The Center continues to offer Sunday Breakfast as a Grab-and-Go meal utilizing the Shipley Street entrance. Folks who were sleeping at Andrew’s Place have been moved to other locations to provide additional space for the Wilmington Empowerment Center and reduce COVID-19 exposure to our staff and residents. Planning for Code Purple for this winter of 2021-2022 is in the works. We are committed to ensuring those most vulnerable are not sleeping on the streets during cold nights this winter, but will find at place at SsAM.
Friendship House Ministers to the Homeless of Wilmington, Delaware
Since the pandemic hit in March, 2020, Friendship House has been hard at work ensuring that those who experience street-level homelessness have access to bathrooms, hand-washing stations, food, and water.
Friendship House is unique because it focuses on serving where gaps exist. For the gentleman living on the streets, Friendship House is his sanctuary. For the woman with kids, Friendship House is a safe haven. For the parents without enough money, Friendship House may be their last hope. For organizations all over New Castle County (including our church), Friendship House is a partner, friend, and collaborator.
Friendship House works with anyone at any point on their journey. They open their hearts to anyone who finds them. They do not limit the length of time they will walk with individuals – they walk with them as long as assistance is wanted.
Interesting in helping? Call 302 652-8133.