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Emergency Housing Residence

The William Booth Emergency Housing Residence (EHR) is a Ninety (90) day emergency shelter for single women and women with children mainly from Wilmington and New Castle County. The Emergency Housing Residence consists of 52 beds in 13 rooms on two residential floors. The shelter operates 24/7, 365 days a year. The purpose is to provide emergency shelter services and to work toward preventing the recurrence of episodes of homelessness. The program encourages the development of self-esteem and the attainment of self-sufficiency through its commitment of providing a safe and supportive environment, and through its housing programs, advocacy and empowerment.

Monthly workshops/education classes include:

  • Job Readiness
  • Stress Management
  • Nutrition Class
  • Self Esteem Group
  • Life Skill
  • Recovery Workshop
  • Motivational Talk - Beautiful Gate
  • Resource/Community Outreach
  • Life Coach
  • Money Management
  • Parent Anonymous
  • Weekly Family Focus Group
  • Legal Aide
  • Health Ambassador - Wilmington Hospital (Christiana Care)
  • Health Issues - Division of Health and Social Services (DHSS)
  • United Health Care - Henrietta Johnson Medical Center
  • Bible Study
  • House Meeting

The Salvation Army through a partnership with Nemours/Alfred I DuPont Hospital provides a Health Clinic on selected Wednesday evenings to children. The clinic is open to other community programs including shelters. Please contact (302) 472-0755 for more information.

The Salvation Army through a partnership with The Care Group at Safe Harbor provides on-site therapy/counseling services to children, adults, and families. Please contact (302) 472-0755 for more information.

Residents are provided with supportive services including case management and referrals to appropriate agencies that will provide additional services as needed. Case Managers meet individually with residents at least two times a week to assist residents in developing and accomplishing their goals. Residents are provided with balanced and nutritious meals, linens, toiletries and free laundry facilities. Residents have daily access to the agency's computers to do their resumes and search for jobs and housing.

Residents may be approved for shelter extensions as needed.