Delaware Domestic Violence Resources

Children and Families First2005 Baynard BoulevardWilmington, DE 19802Phone: 800-734-2388Web: info@cffde.orgLocations throughout Delaware in New Castle, Kent, and Sussex Counties . Various services including healthy parenting classes, rise up from welfare programs, counseling and other programs that help ensure child safety.

Children's Advocacy CenterHotline: 1-800-4ACHILD (800-422-4453)Phone: (302) 651-4566Web: http://www.cacofde.orgVarious location throughout Delware in New Castle, Kent, and Sussex counties. Provides services for children who are victims of sexual or physical abuse or who have witnessed domestic violence or other crimes.

CONTACT Rape Crisis HotlineP.O. Box 61Milford, DE 19963Hotline: (800) 262-9800Phone: (302) 761-9100Web:

Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence100 W. 10th Street, Suite 703Wilmington , DE 19801New Castle CountyPhone: (302) 658-2958 (New Castle County)Phone: (800) 701-0456 (Kent & Sussex Counties)Web: http://www.dcadv.orgProvides shelter and advocacy services for domestic violence women and children.

Division of Family Services Child Abuse HotlinePhone: (800) 292-9582Web: throughout Delaware in New Castle, Kent, and Sussex counties. Provides services to children who have experienced abandonment, abuse, adjudication, mental illness, neglect, and substance abuse.

Latin American Community Center (Bilingual)403 North Van BurenWilmington, DE 19805Hotline: (302) 655-7338 Bicultural HotlineWeb: http://www.thelatincenter.orgProvides counseling and various support services to victims of domestic violence and their children

State of Delaware Violent Crimes Compensation Board900 North King Street Suite 4Wilmington, DE 19801Hotline: 800-464-HELP (The Delaware Helpline)Phone: (302) 255-1770Web: compensation to victims for crime who sustain physical and/or emotional injury.

The Safe Program1129 Airport RoadMilford, DE 19963Phone: (302) 422-8058 (24 hour) Kent & Sussex CountiesPhone: (302) 678-3886 (24 hour) Northern Kent CountyWeb: emergency shelter, family therapy, case management, and transition services for victims of domestic violence

Turning Point at People's Place1129 Airport RoadMilford, DE 19963Phone: (302) 677-2711Web:, on-site monitoring for custody visitation arrangements, and other services.

briendo Puertas Bilingual HotlineSussex CountyHotline: (302) 745-9874 (24 hours)Phone: (302) 855-9515Email: mpicazo@abriendo-puertas.orgAssists 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 ServicesNew Castle CountyPhone: (800) 223-9074Web: services to cases of suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation of impaired adults.

Catholic Charities2601 West 4th StreetWilmington, DEPhone: (302) 655-9624Web: http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.orgProvides mental health and substance abuse services on a sliding scale fee, payment assistance also available

Child, Inc.507 Philadelphia PikeWilmington, DENew Castle CountyHotline: (302) 762-6110Phone: (302) 762-8989Phone: (302) 762-6111Web: http://www.childinc.comProvides emergency shelter, family support, and foster care services for victims of domestic violence and their children

Child, Inc. Legal ProgramHotline: (302) 762-6110Phone: (302) 762-8989Web: 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

Domestic Violence Advocacy Center22 The CircleGeorgetown, DE 19947-1500Kent and Sussex Counties CountyPhone: (302) 856-5843Web:

Dover AFB Family Advocacy programKent and Sussex Counties CountyPhone: 302-677-2725

People’s Place II, Inc.1129 Airport RoadMilford, DE 19963Kent and Sussex Counties CountyPhone: (302) 422-8058Web:

Safe and Respectful Relationships for AllWeb: info@safeandrespectful.orgA website with information about teen dating violence for teens, parents and teachers with resources for teens in Delaware and Maryland.

YWCA Delaware709 North MadisonWilmington, DE 19801New Castle CountyPhone: (302) 658-7110 x. 17Support group meets on Thursday, domestic violence counseling, and community resources

City of Dover Police DepartmentVictim Assistance ProgramPhone: (302) 736-7134

Delaware Victim's CenterPhone: (800) 842-8461Initially only accessible by phone. Instructions will be given on the next steps based on your situation

Department of Justice Victim/Witness Assistance-Domestic Violence UnitKent and Sussex CountyPhone: (800) 870-1790

New Castle County PoliceVictim Assistance ProgramPhone: (302) 395-8135

Wilmington Department of PoliceVictim Assistance ProgramPhone: (302) 576-3622Phone: (302) 576-3648

Legal Help

Child, Inc. Legal ProgramHotline: (302) 762-6110Phone: (302) 762-8989Web: 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

Delaware Volunteer Legal ServicesPhone: 302-478-8850 New Castle CountyPhone: 800-773-0606 Kent and Sussex CountyWeb: tventresca@dvls.orgProviding pro bono legal help to those who can not afford it.

Legal Help Link100 West 10th StreetSuite 203Wilmington, DE 19801Phone: 302-478-8850 New ClientsPhone: 1-800-773-0606Web: Kent County: 24A Hiawatha Lane, Dover, Delaware 19904 or call (302)734-8820

Delaware State Bar301 North Market StreetWilmington, DE 19801Phone: (302) 658-5279Phone: (800) 292-7869 (from Kent & Sussex Counties)Web:

To file for an Order of Protection from Abuse in Delaware, you will file your papers with the civil clerk in the Family Court in your jurisdiction. Below are phone numbers, addresses, and links to maps for Family Courts in Delaware.

At the courthouse, the clerk will provide you with the forms that you need to file. If you need assistance filling out the form, ask the clerk for help. You will also find links to online forms at our Download Court Forms page. You may also get help with the court system through one of the domestic violence organizations listed on our DE State and Local Programs page.

For more information about the court system in Delaware, go to the Delaware State Family Court webpage at Court500 North King StreetWilmington, DE 19801New Castle CountyPhone: (302) 255-0300Web: 8:30am - 4:30pm Mon-Fri.

Family Court400 Court Street at River Ave.Dover, DE 19901Kent CountyPhone: (302) 672-1000Web: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Family Court22 The CircleGeorgetown, DE 19947Sussex CountyPhone: (302) 855-7400Web: 8:30am - 4:30pm Mon-Fri

Obtaining an Order of Protection