Booth Social Services/Emergency Housing Residence - Wilmington, DE

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104 West 5th Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
: (302) 472-0753

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Description: Salvation Army sponsored homeless shelter for single women and women with children. 30 day maximum stay. The William Booth Emergency Housing Residence (EHR) is a thirty day emergency shelter for single women and women with children mainly from Wilmington and New Castle County. The Emergency Housing Residence consists of 52 beds in 13 rooms on two residential floors. The shelter operates 24/7, 365 days a year. The purpose is to provide emergency shelter services and to work toward preventing the recurrence of episodes of homelessness. The program encourages the development of self-esteem and the attainment of self-sufficiency through its commitment of providing a safe and supportive environment, and through its housing programs, advocacy and empowerment.

Monthly workshops/education classes include:
Job Readiness
Stress Management
Nutrition Class
Unison Health Plan (insurance)
Self Esteem Group
Life Skill
Recovery Workshop
Motivational Talk
Resource/Community Outreach
Life Coach
Money Management
Parenting Class
Bible Study
Weekly Family Focus Group presented by Brandywine Counseling Center.

The Salvation Army through a partnership with Nemours/Alfred I Dupont Hospital provides a Health Clinic on selected Wednesday evenings to children. Residents are provided with supportive services including case management and referrals to appropriate agencies that will provide additional services. Case Managers meet individually with residents at least two times a week to assist residents in developing and accomplishing their goals. Residents are provided with balanced and nutritious meals, linens, toiletries and free laundry facilities. Residents have access to daily use of the agency computers to do their resumes; search for jobs and housing.

While the shelter stay is 30 days, residents may be approved for an extension if they are progressing with their goals and continue to comply with all rules and regulations.

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