What is FH Doing About COVID-19?

Friendship House is taking the coronavirus very seriously. We seek to minimize the spread of the virus, practice social distancing, and are looking out for the best interest of our staff, volunteers, and clients. Our staff has implemented protocol and we’ve made significant modification to our programming to insure the health and safety of all. Friendship House will remain open as long as we possibly can. Prior to the coronavirus outbreak, our clients were already vulnerable with access to limited resources. While all our locations remain open, modifications have been made to our programs to reduce interaction and the number of individuals at each location.

Administrative Offices: Our office remains open to staff only, we are not allowing any visitors or volunteers to this location at this time. Please call (302-652-8133) or email (info@friendshiphousede.org) us with any questions or concerns you may have. Our helpline (302-482-2271) remains accessible.

Wilmington Empowerment Center: WEC remains open Mon – Fri 7:00 am – 2:30 pm for bathrooms, hand washing, and case management. We will limit people in the center to no more than 10 people at a time. We are asking that no volunteers visit this site until further notice. For more information please call (302) 652-8033.

Newark Empowerment Center: NEC remains open Mon – Fri 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm for bathrooms, hand washing, and case management. As the City of Newark has restricted the number of individuals together at a social gathering to 10, Friendship House is abiding by these regulations. We will have no more than 10 individuals in the center at a time including staff, volunteers, and clients. We will only accept volunteers to offset staff at this time. For more information please call (302) 544-0165.

Middletown Empowerment Center: MOT remains open Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 9:00 am – 11:30 am for bathrooms, hand washing, and case management. We will limit people in the center to no more than 10 people at any time. For more information please call (302) 416-0982.

Clothing Bank: Clothing Bank remains open Mon – Thurs 7:00 am – 3:00 pm, they are still receiving orders and will attempt to fill orders as efficiently as possible. We are asking that all donations be dropped in the bin outside the warehouse. We are not accepting any volunteers at this location until further notice. If assistance is needed, please call the clothing bank at (302) 654-1390. We ask that agencies pick up their orders at the door. 

Sunday Morning Breakfast: We are asking that no volunteers attend until further notice. SsAM will be open 7am-8am this Sunday for restroom use. Hardboiled eggs will be distributed by Friendship House staff.

Transitional Housing: No new residents are being accepted and no visitors until further notice. Meals will continue at both Andrew’s Place and Epiphany House. We are asking volunteers to drop the meals curb-side style. For more information about dropping off meals, please contact Kristen at kristen.reisor@friendshiphousede.org or call (302) 652-8133.

Winter Sanctuary: Ended last weekend. Thank you to all who served with us!

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