Friendship House Wilmington Empowerment Center - Wilmington, DE

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720 N Orange St
Wilmington, DE 19801
: Phone: (302) 652-8033

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We are currently located at Saams Church location the entrance are the double red doors.

Morning Hospitality: Mon-Fri 7:30am – 8:30am
Sunday Breakfast: 7am – 8am
For appointment call (302) 652-8033: Mon-Fri 9am-12pm.

Friendship House views its empowerment centers as its primary contact with those facing homelessness throughout New Castle County, Delaware. At each open-door drop-in centers, staff and volunteers of Friendship House interface with over 250 people daily. The Centers are not only Ground Zero for the Friendship House Empowerment Strategy Program; it is also the agency’s principal guide for the needs of the New Castle County, Delaware community.

The Empowerment Centers serve clients with a way home. Each center is part of the network of homeless ministries housed out of local churches which have a partnership with Friendship House. The principal services include basic hospitality (coffee/ tea, water, bathrooms), the Home Base Program (mailing address, phone service, locker & savings bank), a consultation & referral service, AA and NA meetings and the  Job Readiness Program (Computer lab, Job mentors, I.D., Resume, Bus Tickets,  Work Shoes, Equipment,  Workers’ Shelter).

Services offered at our Empowerment Centers include:
    Case Management
    Access to a phone, a place to receive mail
    Computer labs
    A job readiness program where you will receive help on resume writing and job searches
    Help getting replacement birth certificates and identification
    Access to clothing
    Help with food or shelter referrals
    Bus tickets to verifiable appointments
    Assistance with medical prescription
    Hospitality of hot drinks, water, and access to a bathroom
    Sanctuary from the elements

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

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

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