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.
August 9, 2021 Update
Our Wilmington Empowerment Center remains active at SsAM. We’re about to see clients by appointment and give away coffee & food. Clients are able to use our center for the phone, PO Box, bathroom, and computer lab.
We continue to do Sunday Breakfast as a Grab-and-Go meal utilizing the Shipley Street entrance.
Andrew’s Place folks have been moved to other locations to provided additional space for the Wilmington Empowerment Center and reduce COVID-19 exposure to our staff and residents. They have moved to other houses, one of which is Clark House purchased by Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Plans for Code Purple this winter of 2021-2022 are still in the works. We are committed to ensuring those most vulnerable are not sleeping on the streets during a cold night this winter. Our director will be in conversation with Salvation Army and SsAM about this plan.