2023-06-16 — A mobile medical unit is now available 8am to Noon every other Wednesday in our parking lot, 713 N. Shipley Street, to serve as primary care for our community. The Christiana Care Mobile Unit will provide full primary care services. This includes immunization, acute illnesses, RX, referrals to see specialists, etc. The unit is also set up to do regular care (serve as the primary doctor for those who wish to see a doctor ongoing). Friendship House and Christina Care are partnering to provide this access to medical care, which began June 14, 2023.
2023-06-12 — Thanks to all who supported Friendship House during the recent Highmark Walk. Friendship House raised over $90,000 and had 630 walkers at the event. SsAM’s team contribution was $3,738, led by its captain, Sharon Bryant.
2022-09-02 — The Hope Center, which Friendship House had been part of, is featured in an Emmy-award nominated film. There are several scenes in the film of the exterior of our church where Friendship House hosts one of its Empowerment Centers. Click here to watch the 17-minute movie on YouTube.
2022-06-14 — Sharon Bryant led the SsAM team of walkers at the Highmark Walk event to benefit Friendship House. That team surpassed its goal of 20 registered walkers raising $2,000. Actuallly, 23 walked and raised $3,507! In all, the event raised over $75,000 with 545 walkers.
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.