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The Hospitality Center

A static site that provides shelter for up to 8 families/34 individuals at any given time. Volunteers provide meals and hospitality to families daily.

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Founded in 2018, the Hospitality Center is Family Promise’s shelter program. The Hospitality Center provides needed temporary shelter for up to 8 families at a time (up to 34 adults and their children).

Shelter is provided in the form or two cottages. The two cottages each have the capacity for up to four families each, totaling eight families sheltered at a time. Each family is allotted private bedrooms and a private bathroom, with access to washers/dryers, a computer room, a common area and a kitchenette.

 

Our Hospitality Center seeks to provide all of the items necessary for a family experiencing homelessness to regroup, refocus, and work towards permanent housing.

Case Management: The Critical Component to Success

Families sheltering with us work in tangent with their Case Manager to quickly identify and secure permanent housing. Case Managers assist families address barriers to housing, boost their income, secure employment, credit repair, budgeting, benefits connections, and much more. Our Case Management team provides the three main components of rapid re-housing for each family – check out our Pathway to Housing Program to learn more.

Hospitality & Food Security

The Hospitality Center provides shelter and food security. Each day, volunteers from our partners (as seen below) – including congregations, civic associations, and corporations – provide support in the form of meals and hospitality to families sheltering at the Hospitality Center. Volunteers cook and serve warm meals for families 365 nights a year, as well as providing materials for breakfast and lunch.

Hospitality Center Providers

Volunteers provide hospitality, meals, activities, and other support. The congregations listed provide extraordinary volunteer support for Family Promise. Three to four times a year each congregation listed provides financial support, and volunteers that, prepare and serve meals, on site, at Family Promise.

Aldersgate United Methodist Church
Arise Church
African Methodist Episcopal Church
Bethel AME
Bible Fellowship Church of Newark
Christ Church Christiana Hundred
Congregation Beth Shalom
Ebenezer United Methodist Church
Grace Church Wilmington
Grace Lutheran Church
Hanover Presbyterian Church
Heritage Presbyterian Church
Hockessin Friends Meeting
Holy Rosary Catholic Church
Kingswood United Methodist Church
Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary
LifePath Church
Limestone Presbyterian Church
Marshallton United Methodist Church
Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church
One in Christ Community Church
Peninsula-McCabe United Methodist Church
Resurrection Parish
RiverCross Fellowship

Seeds of Greatness Bible Church
Shiloh Baptist Church
Simpson United Methodist Church
Skyline United Methodist Church
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church
St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church
St. David’s Episcopal Church
St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church
St. James Mill Creek Episcopal Church
St. John the Beloved Catholic Church
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church
St. Philip’s Lutheran Church
St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church
The Good News Church, PCA
Trinity Community Church
Unitarian Universalist Society of Mill Creek
Westminster Presbyterian Church
White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church
Wilmington Church of the Brethren
Wilmington Friends Meeting

Your congregation, business, or organization can join us in ending family homelessness! For more information, contact Lisa Kane, Community Engagement Manager, at lisa@familypromisede.org or (302) 998-2222 ext. 104.

Your donation will keep families together and help them overcome homelessness. We accept monetary donations (click here to securely donate online) and donations of needed supplies (click here for our current wish list). Questions? Contact Blaine Breeding, Development & Marketing Director: blaine@familypromisede.org or (302) 998-2222 ext. 105.

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