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UPDATED February 16, 2009

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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 organizations that provide free or low-cost legal services to victims of abuse and others who qualify. Even if the organization does not have a lawyer available to represent you in court, you may want to ask if there is a lawyer who you can consult with to get advice.  Please note that we list the organizations by the town/city or county where the office is located – however, many offices may likely serve multiple counties.  We indicate the “counties served” whenever possible.  You can click the blue “View All” button to look through the complete list of organizations.

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

Community Legal Aid Society, Inc.
100 W. 10th Street, Suite 801
Wilmington, DE 19801
New Castle County
Phone: (302) 575-0660
Fax: (302) 575-0840
Web: http://www.declasi.org/
Provides free legal services to: people with disabilities, as Delaware’s Protection and Advocacy System; older citizens (60 and over); victims of housing discrimination, under HUD’s Fair Housing Initiative Program; people living in poverty; victims of domestic violence; and immigrant victims of crime, abuse and neglect. Also has offices in Kent County and Sussex County.

Delaware Volunteer Legal Services
Wilmington, DE
Phone: 302-478-8850 New Castle County
Phone: 800-773-0606 Kent and Sussex County
Web: http://www.dvls.org/
Email: tventresca@dvls.org
DVLS provides pro bono legal help with problems relating to Protection from Abuse, divorce and custody cases involving domestic violence, guardianships, housing, Landlord/Tenant, wills, government benefits, homeownership and consumer issues. You must meet federal poverty income standards to qualify. Service Area: Wilmington, New Castle, Newark, Dover, Georgetown, Middletown, Bear, Milford, & Rehoboth.

Legal Help Link
100 West 10th Street
Suite 203
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: 302-478-8850 New Clients
Phone: 1-800-773-0606
Web: http://www.lscd.com/Home/PublicWeb
In Kent County: 24A Hiawatha Lane, Dover, Delaware 19904 or call (302)734-8820

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