Looking For Help

A Way Home
We are here to serve the under-served. If you are unsure which location to start with, please call our administrative office at (302) 652-8133. You may also fill out our Web Form here or download a Friendship House Referral Form and email it to info@friendshiphousede.org or fax it (302) 652-8641 to have a Friendship House case manager reach out to you.

day center 1If you are in between a permanent place to live, are currently homeless, unsure where to go to get help for any crisis, our Empowerment Day Centers are where you want to start. We have several locations:

Attn: Click here to see modified hours in response to COVID-19.

Newark Empowerment Center: 69 E. Main St, Newark DE 19711; (302) 544-0166 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm weekdays
Wilmington Empowerment Center: 720 N. Orange St, Wilmington DE 19801; (302) 652-8033 6:00 am – 2:45 pm weekdays
MOT Empowerment Center: 44 W. Main Street, Middletown DE 19709; (302) 416-0982 8:30 am – 11:30 am Tuesdays/ Thursdays

Click here for more information on our Empowerment Centers

Services offered at our Empowerment and Day Centers include:

  • Access to a phone and a fax machine
  • Computer labs at all locations
  • 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
  • Access to rest rooms

For Clothing referrals, please contact one of the day centers. They will work directly with our Clothing Bank.

We do not have emergency shelter. Referrals to our Transitional Housing program can call (302) 428-0151. (To qualify for housing services: Positive recommendation from a residential recovery program and involvement in a daily program (employment or education).)

Please call our office at (302) 652-8133 for any other questions.