Who We Are

Our Vision
Everyone has a place to call home.

Our Mission Statement

Uniting people facing homelessness with loving, supportive communities they can call home.

About Us
At Friendship House, we meet individuals and families wherever they are in their journey. Our compassionate staff help them experience the hope, empowerment and self-sufficiency they deserve. Friendship House serves New Castle County through various programs that attempt to fill the gaps in the homeless service network.

What makes us different?
Friendship House is in a field of its own because we are so many things to so many people and we focus on serving where gaps exist. For the gentleman who just found himself living on the streets for the first time with temperatures falling quickly overnight, we are his sanctuary. For the woman with kids walking away from an abusive partner, we are a safe haven. For the parents with four kids and not enough jobs to pay their rent, we are their last hope. And for organizations all over the county, we are a partner, friend, and collaborator.

What makes us unique?
Friendship House works with anyone at any point on their journey. We don’t have hefty income or location requirements. We don’t have quotas we have to meet. We do not have contracts limiting or requiring our way of offering help. What we do have is our hearts, and we open them to anyone who enters one of our many locations. We also do not limit the length of time we will walk with any individual – we walk with them as long as it takes and as long as they want us there.

Values
We strive for every person to be treated with mutual:

  • Love
  • Respect
  • Compassion
  • Grace
  • Acceptance

Beliefs
We believe every person deserves to have:

  • Hope
  • Safety
  • Unending support
  • Hospitality
  • Empowerment
  • Education
  • Advocacy
  • A healthy lifestyle