Places that Help: Delaware
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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. (Have a suggestion or correction? Contact us!)
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
(302) 745-9874 (24 hours)
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
Provides services to cases of suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation of impaired adults.
Provides mental health and substance abuse services on a sliding scale fee, payment assistance also available
Provides emergency shelter, family support, and foster care services for victims of domestic violence and their children
Child, Inc. Legal Program
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
Domestic Violence Advocacy Center
Georgetown, DE 19947-1500
Dover AFB Family Advocacy program
Safe and Respectful Relationships for All
A website with information about teen dating violence for teens, parents and teachers with resources for teens in Delaware and Maryland.
(302) 658-7110 x. 17
Support group meets on Thursday, domestic violence counseling, and community resources
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