Winter Programming

Please visit www.fhcodepurple.org for more information.

In previous years, Friendship House and our many Code Purple partners managed the New Castle County emergency winter shelter when the overnight temperatures dropped below freezing. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to use our usual donated locations or rely on volunteers the same way. Because Friendship House is committed to providing winter shelter this year, we, in collaboration with the state, county, our dedicated Code Purple partners, and many other agencies, will run winter programming out of the New Castle County Hope Center.

Winter 2020-2021:

    • New Castle County Government has purchased the former Sheraton Hotel on Airport Rd (now named the New Castle County Hope Center) 
    • We are on-site at the Hope Center, providing case management to the 200 plus guests!
    • We will not run weekend Winter Sanctuary out of First & Central Presbyterian Church and Trinity Episcopal Church this winter
    • FH and Code Purple partnering congregations will not host street-level homeless at normal Code Purple locations

For anyone in need of shelter, please call 1-833-FIND-BED. Please leave a voicemail.