Empowerment Centers

About our Program

Friendship House Empowerment Centers are where we maintain direct contact with those experiencing homelessness throughout New Castle County, Delaware. These centers help us address individual and community needs. At each drop-in center, staff and volunteers interface with over 250 people daily.

Last year, we were able to serve nearly 4,000 clients.

Services available:

    1. Basic Hospitality
      • Coffee/tea, water, restrooms
    2. Access to Phone, Computer, & Mailing Address
      • Over 2,000 people access our phone/fax/message service and use Friendship House as their mailing address
      • Computer lab at every center
    3. Case Management and Referral Services
      • Financial assistance, birth certificates, IDs, bus tickets to verifiable appointments
      • Referrals to AA & NA Meetings, clothing orders, etc.
    4. Sunday Breakfast program

Due to COVID-19, our services are by appointment only (this includes access to our computer lab). Please schedule an appointment, with the center closest to you!

Our locations:

Wilmington Empowerment CenterĀ | 720 N Orange St Wilmington, DE 19801 | (302) 652-8033

  • Morning Hospitality (no appointment needed): Mon – Fri 7:30am – 8:30am
  • Sunday Breakfast: 7:00am – 8:00am
  • Appointments: Mon-Thu 9:00am – 2:00pm, Fri 9:00am – 12:00pm

Newark Empowerment Center | 69 E Main St Newark, DE 19711 | (302) 544-0165

  • Please use 62 E Delaware Ave entrance
  • Food at Door (no appointment needed): Mon-Fri 1:15pm – 2:00pm
  • Appointments: Mon – Fri 2:00pm – 4:00pm

MOT Empowerment Center | 44 W Main St Middletown, DE 19709 | (302) 416-0982

  • Please use back entrance
  • Morning Hospitality (no appointment needed) : Mon – Fri 8:30am-10:00am
  • Appointments: Mon – Fri 8:30am – 11:30am

Boxwood Empowerment Center | 701 S Maryland Ave Wilmington, DE 19804 | (302) 648-3117

  • Appointments: Mon & Wed 9:00am – 3:00pm, Tue, Thu, & Fri 9:00am – 11:30am

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