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Housing - Transitional

For Women and Men

Case manager Jeremiah Thaara works with residents of House of Joseph Transitional Residence to ensure that they receive the services they need.House of Joseph Transitional Residence
704 West Street
Wilmington, DE 19801-1524
Founded: 1998
Capacity: 13 units

House of Joseph Transitional Residence provides homeless persons with transitional housing for up to two years following a stay in House of Joseph I or Hope House I Emergency Shelter. Supported with ongoing case management, residents continue working on the root causes of homelessness to regain self-sufficiency. To achieve program objectives of employment retention and independent living, they have access to services in job search/training and have an opportunity to acquire life management skills.


For Women

Mary Mother of Hope House Transitional Residence
820 Jefferson Street
Wilmington DE 19801-1432
Founded: 1983
Capacity: 9 single bedrooms

Mary Mother of Hope House Transitional Residence offers housing to women who have lived through homelessness, substance abuse, mental illness, domestic violence or other life challenges. In this residence, they work toward achieving employment retention and independent living. All who enter Hope House Transitional Residence have successfully completed a stay at Hope House I Emergency Shelter for homeless women.

Ongoing case management helps each resident to continue dealing with the root causes of homelessness so that she may become self-sufficient. Group living provides an environment for necessary support from other women who have undergone similar life experiences. Residents come to Hope House Transitional Residence for a stay of up to two years.


For Women with Children

St. Francis Transitional Residence
103-107 North Jackson Street
Wilmington, DE 19805-3648
Founded: 1995
Capacity: 8 units, 18 beds

830 Spruce Street
Wilmington, DE 19801-4200
Capacity: 1 unit, 3 beds

St. Francis Transitional Residence provides a comprehensive network of supportive services for women with children. Services include child care, a crucial link in the successful transition from poverty to self-sufficiency.

From its two locations, St. Francis Transitional Residence provides families with a private unit for up to two years. During this time, they work with a case manager to address the root causes of homelessness, learn life management skills and find the resources to move on to independent living. Case managers can connect them with services such as job search/ training, affordable child care, medical and dental care and counseling.


For Families

Nazareth House Transitional Residence I
106 North Broom Street
Wilmington, De 19805-4241
Founded: 1998
Capacity: 3 units, 11 beds

Nazareth House Transitional Residence II
898 Linden Street
Wilmington, De 19805-4423
Founded: 1999
Capacity: 4 units, 12 beds

Nazareth House Transitional Residence I & II is an innovative component in the continuum of care for the homeless. Families who have been separated in the emergency shelter system find here an opportunity to reunite, develop and stabilize as families.

Nazareth House fills a need beyond that of emergency shelters by giving families the time and support they need to address complex challenges that include finding employment, building life management skills and pursuing long-range goals. With the assistance of a case manager, families can prepare for a future of independent living.

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