Code Purple

Code Purple for New Castle County for the 2021-2022 Winter is still to be determined. We’re still working out the logistics of what this program will look like. Friendship House is committed to ensuring those most vulnerable are not sleeping on the streets during a cold night this winter.

In past years, Code Purple was called in New Castle County when the temperatures were low enough to be dangerous to those who have no shelter to keep them safe. Friendship House managed the Code Purple program in the cities of Wilmington, Newark and Middletown. Click here to learn about the Hope Center and the new program we implemented when COVID-19 interfered with the normal Code Purple program.

Code Purple in Past Years:

In Wilmington, we offer soup, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, coffee, and water at the Episcopal Church of Sts. Andrew and Matthew from 3:30pm to 8:30pm. Then the Salvation Army opens their doors to allow people to sleep in a warm, safe place till morning. Registration is not required in Wilmington.

In Newark, our supporting churches rotate who hosts from 6:00pm till 6:00am the next morning. Registration to attend Code Purple is required in Newark by going to the Newark Empowerment Center (69 E Main St. Newark, DE 19711).

In Middletown, we offer hospitality in Church on Main from 6pm till 8am the next morning. Registration to attend Code Purple is required in Middletown by going to the MOT Empowerment Center (44 W Main St. Middletown, DE 19709).