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Local Programs

24 Hour Domestic Violence Hotlines
Information/Referrals
Shelter, Counseling, Support & Advocacy Services
Court Advocacy Programs (located in Family Court)
Certified Domestic Violence (Batterer) Intervention Programs
Legal Assistance
Police Based Victim Assistance Programs
Government Agencies
Other Delaware Hotlines/Resources
Local Program Websites

24 Hour Domestic Violence Hotlines

Child Inc.’s Domestic Violence Program
New Castle County
302-762-6110
 
The SAFE Program at People’s Place II
Kent & Sussex Counties
302-422-8058
 
Abriendo Puertas Bilingual Hotline
Sussex County
302-745-9874

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Information/Referrals

Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence
New Castle County
Kent & Sussex Counties
 
302-658-2958
800-701-0456
 
Domestic Violence Coordinating Council
New Castle County
Kent & Sussex Counties
 
302-255-0405
302-424-7238

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Shelter, Counseling, Support & Victim Advocacy Services

New Castle County
 
Child, Inc. 302-762-6110
Emergency shelter & transitional services, housing assistance, educational services, bilingual services, court advocacy.
 
Domestic Violence Treatment Program 302-762-8989
Victim counseling and support groups, treatment services for chemically dependent women, Helping Children Heal Program (individual, group & family counseling for children who have witnessed domestic violence).
 
YWCA Delaware
302-658-7110 ext. 204
Victim support groups, case management, safety planning, counseling, referrals, educational outreach presentations on domestic violence, transitional housing.
 
Latin American Community Center 302-655-7338
Victim support groups, bilingual services, support services.
 
Delaware Center for Justice Elderly Victims Advocate Program 302-658-7174 ext. 12
Intensive case management, long-term support, transportation for court and related appointments for victims 50+ who live in residences owned and operated by the Wilmington Housing Authority.
 
Kent/Sussex Counties
 
The SAFE Program at People’s Place II, Inc. 302-422-8058
Emergency shelter & transitional services, housing assistance, employment assistance, transportation, and educational services.
 
Turning Point at People's Place II, Inc. 302-424-2420
Victim counseling, support groups, children's counseling program.
 
Abriendo Puertas 302-745-9874
Emergency shelter & transitional services, court advocacy, transportation, translation/bilingual, general case management.
 
La Esperanza 302-854-9262
Bilingual referrals, general case management, court accompaniment & outreach.
 
Dover Air Force Base, Family Advocacy Program 302-677-2711
Limited to those receiving military medical benefits and their dependents.
 

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Court Advocacy Programs (located in Family Court)

CHILD, Inc. Domestic Violence Advocacy Program
New Castle County
Kent County
Sussex County
 
302-255-0420
302-672-1075
302-856-5843

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Certified Domestic Violence (Batterer) Intervention Programs:

New Castle County
 
Child, Inc. 302-762-8989
 
Catholic Charities 302-655-9624
 
Kent/Sussex Counties
 
Turning Point at People’s Place II, Inc.
Bilingual English/Spanish.
302-424-2420
 
Crossroads of Georgetown
Offers programs in Spanish.
302-855-0558
 
Dover Air Force Base, Family Advocacy Program
Limited to those receiving military medical benefits and their dependents.
302-677-2711

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Legal Assistance:

Legal Help Link/Lawyer Referral Service
Provides free referrals to an attorney associated with Delaware Volunteer Legal Services, Inc., Community Legal Aid Society, Inc., or Legal Services Corporation of Delaware, Inc., for the following matters: Protection from Abuse orders, divorce, custody, guardianships, landlord/tenant, wills/living wills & power of attorney, government benefits, home ownership, and consumer problems.
New Castle County
Kent & Sussex Counties
 
 
 
 
 
 
302-478-8850
800-773-0606
 
Community Legal Aid Society, Inc.
Free legal assistance to financially eligible. Assistance with Protection From Abuse orders, custody, divorce, public housing, public benefits & bankruptcy, landlord/tenant problems, and immigration.
 
New Castle County
(Limited to public housing, public benefits & bankruptcy, landlord/tenant problems, and immigration)
302-575-0660
Kent County 302-674-8500
Sussex County 302-856-0038
 
Delaware Volunteer Legal Services, Inc. - New Castle County
Free legal assistance to financially eligible. Assistance limited to Protection From Abuse orders, custody, divorce, and guardianships.
302-478-8680
 
Legal Services Corporation of Delaware, Inc.
Free legal assistance to financially eligible. Assistance with non-Family Court related matters: e.g., bankruptcy, private landlord/tenant, foreclosure, and other consumer problems.
 
Wilmington 302-575-0408
Dover 302-734-8820

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Police Based Victim Assistance Programs:

Delaware State Police Victims’ Center (24 hours, bilingual Spanish/English) 800-842-8461
 
New Castle County Police Victim Assistance Program
New Castle County Police Bilingual (Spanish/English) Advocate
302-395-8135
302-395-8117
 
Wilmington Police Domestic Violence Coordinator
Wilmington Police Victim Services Coordinator
Wilmington Police Victim Services Bilingual (Spanish/English) Advocate
302-576-3648
302-576-3622
302-576-3665
 
Dover Police Department Victim Assistance Program 302-736-7134
 
Newark Police Department Victim Assistance Program 302-366-7110 ext. 137

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Government Agencies

Department of Justice: Attorney General’s Office
New Castle County
Kent County
Sussex County
 
302-577-8500
302-739-4211
302-856-5353
 
Family Court
New Castle County
Kent County
Sussex County
 
302-255-0300
302-672-1000
302-855-7468
 
Victims’ Compensation Assistance Program (Statewide)
Provides compensation to victims of crime who sustain physical and/or emotional injury (attorneygeneral.delaware.gov/VCAP).
302-255-1770
 
Department of Justice, Victim/Witness Assistance Domestic Violence Unit, Address Confidentiality Program 800-870-1790
 
Department of Corrections, Probation and Parole, Office of Victim Services
New Castle County
Kent County
 
302-323-6050 ext. 220
302-674-7193

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Other Delaware Hotlines/Resources:

VINE - Victim Info. & Notification Everyday
Victims can obtain information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders. - www.vinelink.com
877-DE8-VINE
 
VPO - VINE Protective Order
Helps notify victims when protective orders have been served against a respondent. - www.registervpo.com
866-411-0001
 
Delaware Wanted Persons 866-751-5327
 
Adult Protective Services
New Castle County
Kent & Sussex Counties
 
302-453-3820
302-424-7310
 
Children’s Advocacy Center of Delaware, Inc.
New Castle County
Kent County
Sussex County
 
302-651-4566
302-741-2123
302-854-0323
 
ContactLifeline Crisis Helpline & Rape Crisis
New Castle County
Kent & Sussex Counties
 
302-761-9100
800-262-9800
 
Delaware 24 Hr Child Mental Health Mobile Crisis (under age 18) 800-969-4357
 
Delaware Gambling Hotline 888-850-8888
 
Delaware Helpline 211
 
Delaware Runaway Youth Hotline 302-762-6373
 
Delaware LGBTQ Youth Hotline 800-810-6776
 
Delaware Mobile Crisis Intervention Hotline (18 and over)
New Castle County
Kent & Sussex Counties
 
800-652-2929
800-345-6785
 
Delaware Child Abuse Hotline 800-292-9582
 
Freedom Center for Independent Living (Southern New Castle County) 302-376-4399
302-449-1487 TTY
 
Independent Resources (Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown) 302-765-0191
302-765-0194 TTY
 
Delaware Commission for Women
Wilmington
Dover
 
302-577-5287
302-760-7034
 
www.safeandrespectful.org - Healthy Relationships resource for teens, parents and teachers.

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Local Program Websites

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