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Domestic/Community Violence

All Counties: Contact Lifeline

This organization provides crisis help, mental health counseling, public education, rape prevention education, school based education and short term counseling.
New Castle County:
PO BOX 9525
Wilmington, DE 19809

Kent/Sussex Counties:
Milford, DE 19963

(302)761-9100 Statewide Crisis Helpline&Rape Crisis Program
800-656-HOPE National Rape, Abuse or Incest Hotline


All Counties: Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence is a statewide, non-profit organization of domestic violence agencies and individuals working to eliminate domestic violence through:acting as an educational and informational resource to our member agencies and the community; advocating for domestic violence concerns in Delaware; providing a strong, unified statewide voice for victims of domestic violence and their children, domestic violence programs, and victim service providers.
100 W. 10th Street, Suite 703
Wilmington DE, 19801
(302) 658-2958

All Counties: Delaware Victim Center, State Police

Services for crime victims and families who have lost a loved one to a sudden death. Provides short or long term crisis intervention, 24 hour emergency intervention, hospital and court accompaniment, follow-up, referrals to appropriate social service agencies, and assistance in filing violent crimes compensation forms.
Delaware State Police Headquarters 1441 North Dupont Highway Dover DE 19901

Kent/Sussex County Department of Justice Victim/Witness Assistance Phone: (800) 870-1790

Dover Police Department Victim Assistance Program Phone: (302) 736-7134

Wilmington Department of Police Victim Assistance Program Phone: (302) 576-3622/(302) 576-3648

New Castle County Police Victim Assistance Program Phone: (302) 395-8177 /(302) 395-8135

Georgetown Police Department Victim Assistance Program Phone: (302) 856-6613

Delaware Victim’s Center Phone: (800) 842-8461

All Counties: Domestic Violence Coordinating Council

The Domestic Violence Coordinating Council is a state agency that works on Delaware’s response to domestic violence. The Coordinating Council brings together domestic violence service providers and policy level officials to identify and implement improvements in system response through legislation, education, and policy development.
New Castle County Courthouse
500 N. King Street, Suite 9425
Wilmington, Delaware 19801 – 3732

All Counties: National Domestic Violence Hotline

The National Domestic Violence Hotline creates access by providing 24-hour support through advocacy, safety planning, resources and hope to everyone affected by domestic violence.

All Counties: National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline

loveisrespect.org provides resources for teens, parents, friends and family, Peer Advocates, government officials, law enforcement officials and the general public. All communication is confidential and anonymous.
(866) 331-9474
(866) 331-8453

All Counties: SOAR, Inc.

Survivors of Abuse in Recovery, Inc. (SOAR) is a nonprofit organization which provides statewide recovery services to survivors of sexual abuse and their loved ones regardless of their ability to afford professional treatment services.

New Castle County:
(302) 655-9049 in Wilmington
(302) 655-3953 in Newark

Kent County:
(302) 422-3811

Sussex County:
(302) 645-4903


Kent County: Peoples Place, Safety, Advocacy, Freedom&Empowerment Program

The SAFE Program provides emergency shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. The shelters both serve all of Kent and Sussex Counties. In addition, an emergency hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
1129 Airport Road Milford DE 19963
24 hours, 7 days a week
Kent/ Sussex County: (302) 422-8058
Northern Kent County: (302) 678-3886

New Castle County: Catholic Charities Domestic Violence Intervention and Anger Management Counseling

Catholic Charities’ Domestic Violence Perpetrator Intervention Program focuses on offenders to make them accountable for their unacceptable behavior and teach them effective ways of handling an intimate relationship. Working with offenders, the program helps prevent or reduce repeat offenses and provides safety for the victims of domestic violence (most often women and children).
2601 W. 4Th Street Wilmington DE 19805
(302) 655-9624

New Castle County: Child, Inc.

Child Inc. serves dependent, neglected and abused children and their parents. They provide programs for those involved in domestic violence situations, especially children. These programs include family visitation centers, emergency shelters, advocacy and support programs.
507 Philadelphia Pike
Wilmington, DE 19809
(302) 762-8989
24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline (302) 762-6110

New Castle County: YWCA Delaware

YWCA Delaware is a nonprofit organization that is committed to community service focusing on the special needs of women. They assist in attaining life-changing skills, building healthy relationships, with a focus on racial equity and advancing women and their families economically. Services include educational outreach programs and victim services.
100 West 10th Street, Suite 515 Wilmington, DE 19801 (see website for other sites)


Sussex County: Abriendo Puertas

Abriendo Puertas provides hotline support, shelter and case management services to sheltered and non-sheltered Latino women (and their children) who are victims of domestic violence. Services include: Transportation, translation, court advocacy, and support with housing, work, education, health, and other related issues. The length of stay at the shelter is sixty (60) days. Victims may be accepted from Kent and New Castle Counties as well as from out of state (if in danger) through proper referral.
P.O. Box 645 Georgetown DE 19947
(302) 855-9515

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