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Housing - Long-term
Formerly homeless women with special needs find lodging, help and encouragement at Bethany House I.
Bethany House I
Bethany House II
Bethany House I & II provides long-term supportive housing for formerly homeless women who have a wide spectrum of special needs. Residents, some of whom are employed, may suffer from mental or physical handicaps. Those unable to work are encouraged to perform volunteer jobs and to participate in job training or consumer programs.
As part of the comprehensive case management process, staff work with each woman to develop a personal service plan that helps guide her in confronting and overcoming obstacles that limit her ability to remain self-sufficient. Residents use supportive services at Mary Mother of Hope House I, an emergency shelter operated by the Ministry of Caring for homeless women. They also have access to substance abuse programs, education, health care, and other community services that help them lead happy, productive lives.
Maria Lorenza Longo House
822 Jefferson Street
Wilmington, DE 19801-1432
Capacity: 6 women
Maria Lorenza Longo House is a long-term residence for single women who need ongoing support to prevent them from returning to homelessness. Most residents come to Maria Lorenza Longo House to work toward greater self-sufficiency after a successful stay at a transitional program and at Mary Mother of Hope House I, an emergency shelter for single women.
Each woman works toward acquiring the skills and stability necessary to maintain a permanent residence. She continues to learn to manage a personal budget, build savings and repair credit ratings. She follows an individualized case management plan that stresses the building of life management skills and the stability needed to achieve greater self-sufficiency. The ultimate goal of residents is to acquire permanent, safe and affordable housing.
For Men and Women
House of Joseph II offers formerly homeless men and women in the advanced stages of AIDS an opportunity to lead lives as full and independent as possible.
House of Joseph II
Licensed Capacity: 16 men and women
The Ministry of Caring opened House of Joseph II to provide long-term housing and essential supportive services, including nursing care, to homeless men and women in the advanced stages of AIDS. House of Joseph II provides end-of-life care when needed and on-site healthcare personnel and services to people with AIDS 24 hours a day. The program offers intensive case management and a wide spectrum of services that enable residents to live their lives as independently and fully as possible. House of Joseph II responds to the physical, emotional, nutritional, medical, recreational and spiritual needs of residents in a caring and holistic environment.
Men who live at Padre Pio House receive support services for disabilities that involve mental health disorders and/or substance abuse.
Padre Pio House
213 North Jackson Street
Wilmington, DE 19805-3649
Capacity: 5 men
Padre Pio House is a long-term residence for men who need supportive services for disabilities that involve mental health disorders and/or substance abuse. Residents use supportive services at House of Joseph I, an emergency shelter operated by the Ministry of Caring for homeless men. They have access also to substance abuse programs, education, health care and other community services that help them move toward their highest level of self-sufficiency.
In accord with a comprehensive case management process, staff work with each resident to develop a personal service plan that helps guide him in confronting and overcoming obstacles that limit his ability to work and become independent. Residents strive, furthermore, to acquire life management skills and a job that will help them build the skills and stability necessary to develop and manage a budget and grow in independence.