Friendship House - Wilmington, DE

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Wilmington, DE 19805
: 302-428-0151
: http://friendship-house.org

Friendship House - Wilmington, DE



Our Transitional Housing program started in 1990 on Ash Wednesday when Friendship House and Westminster Presbyterian Church joined together to open Burton House, one of the earliest transitional housing programs in New Castle County. Burton House wasn't very impressive - just a two-bedroom apartment above the church garage where employed homeless men could live for free for 90 days while they saved their money and worked their program. It soon became obvious to everyone that the transition from one way of living to another was not that simple.

Most homeless folks are dealing with more than just the loss of housing. In a real sense they are displaced persons striving to figure out where they fit and how to rebuild their often broken lives. The transition is not just about a new job or a cheap place to stay. It is the process of healing old wounds, learning new skills and sometimes overcoming one's personal demons. People on such a journey need a safe, supportive home and a community of like-minded friends.

Men's Houses
Stage One: Andrew's Place/ Criswell House
Stage Two: Daughtry House
Stage Three: Burton House
Stage Three: Concord House

Women's Houses
Stage One: Epiphany House
Stage Two: Jane Ashford and Patterson Houses
Stage Three: Palmer Houses*
Stage Four: Elizabeth House

Services
    Safe, supportive housing up to one year
    Stable environment in which mothers and children can be reunited
    Savings program
    Access to computer education
    Personal goal planning and money management
    Financial assistance for medical needs, employment purposes, individual counseling and debt-reduction
    Assistance to access local services, including independent housing
    Graduate after-care program to provide on-going support

Program Commitments required of Residents
    $25 security deposit due at time of move-in
    Savings and program payments based on income
    Food payments: $25/week per adult; $5 additional per week per child
    A desire to make changes in one’s life
    A commitment to address personal issues
    Honesty with self and others
    Motivation
    The ability to take responsibility for one’s own choices

QUALIFICATIONS FOR SERVICE: Positive recommendation from a residential recovery program and involvement in a daily program (employment or education)



Do you have items to donate? Contact Friendship House at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.

Shelter Information Last Update Date: 2017-05-01


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Do you have items to donate? Contact Warming Center at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.

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