Empowerment Centers

About our Program

Friendship House Empowerment Centers maintain direct contact with those experiencing homelessness throughout Delaware. These centers help us address individual and community needs. At our 4 drop-in centers, staff and volunteers interface with over 250 people daily. Last year, we served 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 FH 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

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-Fri 9:00am – 3:00pm

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 – 3:30pm

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

  • Appointments: Mon-Fri 8:30am – 11:30am

Mill Creek Outreach