A Sanctuary In Time Of Need
302-652-8278 • fax: 302-652-8641
All clients must first be interviewed at the Friendship House Men’s Day Center. If accepted into the program, each person will fill out an intake form and be given the next available bed. If no bed is available, his name will be added to a stand-by list. Admissions are according to need and category:
Clients completing their intake interview will be told immediately if they have a bed for the night or if their name is being put on a stand-by list. Clients on stand-by should check each day at the Men’s Day Center before noon. Open beds are awarded according to need and category.
All applicants receiving any form of income will be expected to save money during their stay at Andrew’s Place. Residents on General Public Assistance, Disability and/or Social Security are required to deposit one third of their monthly checks into the Friendship House Escrow Savings Account. Residents who are employed are expected to deposit one third of each paycheck into the Friendship House Escrow Savings Account. Any residents who refuses to save money and who withdraws his savings from the Escrow Account terminates his relationship with Andrew’s Place and will not be readmitted for six months after which his case can be re-evaluated by the staff.
Each resident is allowed to store his personal possessions in an assigned locker and not more than two coats in the shelter storage room. NOTHING MORE!!! Each resident will also be allowed one small handbag or knapsack which he must carry out with him each morning. For sanitation reasons, no food or drink may be stored in people's lockers/duffel bags. For security reasons, Friendship House reserves the right to inspect people's possessions for stolen property and/or non-permissible items such as weapons, alcohol or drugs. Each morning the shelter will be cleaned and any item left by a resident anywhere outside of his storage locker will be considered unwanted and treated as trash to be disposed of. NO EXCEPTIONS! The unclaimed storage of any resident who has been absent from the shelter for seven consecutive nights will also be treated as abandoned property and disposed of.