Transitional Housing

About the Program:

Our Transitional Housing Program provides subsidized housing with holistic, individualized case management for people who are recovering from substance abuse, domestic violence, or incarceration. This program gives individuals valuable time to develop life skills, work experience, and confidence in themselves with the goal of obtaining self-sufficient housing. In 2022, we were able to help 84 individuals with housing.

All of our houses are located in Wilmington, DE. The women’s houses are Epiphany House, Jane Ashford House, Patterson House, Palmer I & II House, and Elizabeth House. The men’s houses are Clark House, Criswell House, Corner House, Daughtry House, and Burton House. As residents move from stage to stage, they will also move to a new house and gain more independence.

Our residents receive up to two years of subsidized housing in a communal living environment. During this residency year, participants engage with Friendship House staff to:

    • Find and maintain employment
    • Learn how to maintain a budget and manage finances
    • Receive credit counseling and work to eliminate outstanding debt
    • Improve relationship-building and decision-making skills
    • Receiving parenting training and, when possible, reunite with their children
    • Address any issues threatening their long-term strategic recovery

Must provide a positive recommendation from a residential program to qualify for the application.

Volunteer Meal Opportunities:
Every night, volunteers prepare a meal and bring it to our Stage One homes. The volunteers eat with our residents and staff in a casual environment as a way to embrace family and friends of the community.

If you are interested in preparing a meal, please call our Volunteer and Communications Office to sign up (302) 407-3912 or fill out the Volunteer Application.

Transitional House Office:
722 N. Union St.
Wilmington, DE 19805
Phone: (302) 428-0151