Friendship House

Friendship House is a non-profit Christian corporation committed to making a difference in the lives of the homeless people of New Castle County, Delaware through the traditional spiritual ministries of hospitality, education, empowerment and community. Friendship House runs shelters, offers counseling and referral services, jobs programs, and transitional housing programs. Trinity members provide many services to support Friendship House programs. The ongoing ministries we support are:

 

Andrew's Place: Meals for the Homeless

On the first Monday of every month, volunteers provide dinner for 20-25 men at Andrew's Place, a neighborhood overnight shelter. Volunteers cook at home or gather at Trinity's kitchen on Monday afternoon to prepare a simple meal, which is then taken to Andrew's Place and shared with residents.

 

Winter Sanctuary

During the winter months, from November through March, Trinity offers hospitality for homeless persons from 8:30am- 3:00pm on Sundays, before the overnight shelters open later in the day. Volunteers serve as hosts in the TRIAD meeting room, offering coffee and conversation along with a staff member from Friendship House.  Often just "being" with our guests is enough.

 

Computer Education Ministry

Friendship House needs more women or men to act as computer lab mentors for the Men's and Women's Day Center programs.  Friendship House is looking for men and women to monitor and mentor in their day centers for on hour or more between 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The computer lab mentors help clients with creating simple resumes, on-line job searching and on-line job applications.  Interested  volunteers should contact Kathy Graham at (302) 588-7712 or email fhvolunteer.coordinator@verizon.net for more information.


Short Term Projects

Maintaining Friendship House’s housing facilities and enhancing the daily lives of their residents in Wilmington are a full time job!  Trinity parishioners are a vital part of this upkeep and perform scheduled tasks several times a year.  At least once a year, Susan Fullerton, our Coordinator for this phase of Friendship House ministries, meets with Bill and Marcy Perkins, the Executive Directors of the program, to get an idea of what support is needed and what needs to be done.  Among the main types of tasks parishioners undertake are:

  • Maintenance of buildings: painting, minor repairs, cleaning;
  • Gardening: a spring favorite putting in plantings for household residents to enjoy;
  • Coordination and collection of needed items such as diapers, toiletries for both men and women, and clothes.

These activities take place two or three times a year and are usually as much fun as worK!

 

For more information about working on Short Term Projects, please contact Susan Fullerton.

Contact Us

Trinity Episcopal Parish includes:

 

Trinity Church
1108 N. Adams Street
Wilmington DE 19801
and
Old Swedes Church
606 Church Street
Wilmington DE 19801

Contact us:
(302) 652-8605

Our Parish Office is located in Trinity Church. 
 
Office Hours are:
Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 4 pm
            Friday:          9 am - 3 pm
 
 

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