Friendship House is a non-profit Christian corporation committed to making a positive difference in the lives of the homeless people in Wilmington, Delaware through the traditional spiritual ministries of hospitality, education, empowerment and community. A coalition of over one hundred churches, schools and community organizations, Friendship House believes that loneliness, self-hatred and hopelessness bind people to the cycle of homelessness just as surely as poverty, unemployment and chemical abuse. All the works and programs of Friendship House strive to affirm the sacred worth of every person, no matter how rich or poor, weak or strong, young or old, violent or vulnerable.
While Friendship House espouses no religion or political ideology, it does minister to others out of a specifically Christian context. Those who wish to minister to the homeless through Friendship House are expected to be people of deep religious faith who encourage others to seek a God of Truth and Love who accepts them just to be as they are. Jesus of Nazareth is our model of the True Friend. Without such Friendship none of can hope to overcome the depersonalizing and oppressing influences of the world in which we live.