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Where to Find Help

UPDATED August 6, 2012

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WomensLaw regrets that these resources have not been updated recently.  However, please note that the legal content on the Know the Laws section is updated annually and the rest of the website is also updated regularly.

Included in this list are shelters and local programs that provide support, counseling, safety planning, and other services to victims of abuse. If you cannot get help from the organization nearest you, you might want to try calling one in a neighboring county. (If you find inaccurate contact information, please let us know at WomensLaw@nnedv.org.)

Please note that we list the organizations by the county where the office is located – however, many offices serve multiple counties.  You can click the “View All” to look through the complete list of organizations. If you are looking for an attorney to represent you in court or to give you legal advice about your situation, go to our Finding a Lawyer page instead. 

Abriendo Puertas Bilingual Hotline
Sussex County
Hotline: (302) 745-9874 (24 hours)
Phone: (302) 855-9515
Email: mpicazo@abriendo-puertas.org
Assists immigrant women and their children of Sussex County who are victims of violence. Provides shelter for women victims of abuse. The facility is prepared to house five women at a time with their children, for a transition period of thirty days. Services include: counseling, court advocacy, transportation, translation, and general case management services, such as health, housing and job opportunities.

Adult Protective Services
New Castle County
Phone: (800) 223-9074
Web: http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dsaapd/aps.html
Provides services to cases of suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation of impaired adults.

Catholic Charities
2601 West 4th Street
Wilmington, DE
Phone: (302) 655-9624
Web: http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org
Provides mental health and substance abuse services on a sliding scale fee, payment assistance also available

Child, Inc.
507 Philadelphia Pike
Wilmington, DE
New Castle County
Hotline: (302) 762-6110
Phone: (302) 762-8989
Phone: (302) 762-6111
Web: http://www.childinc.com
Provides emergency shelter, family support, and foster care services for victims of domestic violence and their children

Child, Inc. Legal Program
507 Philadelphia Pike
Wilmington, DE 19809
Hotline: (302) 762-6110
Phone: (302) 762-8989
Web: https://www.childinc.com/home.htm
Provides emergency safe homes for women who are experiencing domestic violence and their children, counseling, advocacy, assistance with the legal system, transitional housing for former shelter residents, and after care services Kent and Sussex County: 1-800-874-2070

Children and Families First
410 S. Bedford Street
Georgetown, DE 19947
Phone: (302) 854-0323
Fax: (302) 854-0335

Domestic Violence Advocacy Center
22 The Circle
Georgetown, DE 19947-1500
Kent and Sussex Counties County
Phone: (302) 856-5843
Web: http://www.childinc.com

Dover AFB Family Advocacy program
Kent and Sussex Counties County
Phone: 302-677-2725

People’s Place II, Inc.
1129 Airport Road
Milford, DE 19963
Kent and Sussex Counties County
Phone: (302) 422-8058
Web: http://peoplesplace2.com

Safe and Respectful Relationships for All
Web: http://www.safeandrespectful.org/about.html
Email: info@safeandrespectful.org
A website with information about teen dating violence for teens, parents and teachers with resources for teens in Delaware and Maryland.

YWCA Delaware
709 North Madison
Wilmington, DE 19801
New Castle County
Phone: (302) 658-7110 x. 17
Support group meets on Thursday, domestic violence counseling, and community resources

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