Friendship House is a non-profit Christian organization committed to making a difference in the lives of the homeless people of New Castle County through the traditional spiritual ministries of hospitality, education, empowerment and community.
Immanuel Church serves dinner on the first Saturday of the month to 25 homeless men living at Andrews’ Place during the fall and winter.
- You can help prepare and serve dinner on a Saturday and eat with the residents
- Or you could prepare desserts for the dinner
Epiphany House is the newly acquired Friendship House transitional home for women at 722 N. Union Street. Immanuel parishioners volunteer for both dinners and mentoring.
- Dinner - Volunteers bring dinner and eat with the six women of Epiphany House. To date, sixteen parishioners in groups of 2 or 3 have volunteered and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
- Mentoring opportunities - Women volunteers join a woman at Epiphany House once a week for six weeks to attend an evening instructional program on financial management or job readiness at Epiphany House. This mentoring is a way of accompanying the woman on her path to independent living. This program will be coordinated by Immanuel's Deacon Sheila Brigid Sharpe.
Saints Andrew and Matthew Sunday Breakfast
Immanuel Church serves 2 Sunday breakfasts a year to 200 homeless people.
- You can help prepare and serve breakfast on Sunday
- 1 hour on Saturday, 2 Sundays a year
Men’s and Women’s Day Centers
Immanuel Church collects socks, work gloves, mittens, hats, and towels in the fall for distribution to homeless men and women.
- You can help pick up and deliver clothing orders for the Clothing Bank
- You can help sort clothes with your family and friends
Residences for Women and Families
- You can read to the children, individually or with your kids
- You can take a resident on a shopping trip with your family
- You can drive residents to medical appointments
Emmanuel Dining Room
At Emmanuel Dining Room, Immanuel Church serves lunch to 300 homeless men, women and children once a month.
- You can assist in preparation and serving of meals
- You can make cupcakes for Emmanuel Dining Room lunches
FAITH Center is supported by 15 Wilmington faith based organizations to serve people in need with consultations, referrals, and financial assistance. FAITH Center assists with rent, utilities, insurance, and special needs, helping people to avoid homelessness and unemployment. Volunteers are trained to help counsel clients in crisis.
- You can help connect people with appropriate community resources and financial aid.
The Seamen’s Center aids sailors who ships come to the Port of Wilmington and who are far from home for up to nine months at a time. Immanuel Church participates in Christmas at Sea for the sailors
- You can donate Christmas ditty boxes to Sailors at the Port throughout December.
- You can donate / repair used bikes for sailors to use to get around the Port.
Habitat for Humanity strives to empower individuals and communities through safe, affordable housing in partnership with families, communities, faith organizations, and businesses.
- You can participate in a “Build Day”
- You can make lunches to bring to workers
AIDS Delaware works to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS victims in Delaware
- Join Immanuel Church and thousands of others in the annual fall AIDS Delaware Walk