Information on mental health resources, crisis services, domestic and sexual violence services, and resources for seniors and people with disabilities.


Community Resources for Your Behavioral Health Poster

Delaware Hope Line


1-833-9-HOPEDE or 1-833-946-7333: Operated 24/7 by the Department of Health and Social Services to connect Delawareans to resources and information, including support from clinicians and peer specialists plus crisis assistance.

Text: DEHOPE to 55753 for behavioral health tips and reminders.





Crisis Services

These adult behavioral health and child services are 24/7:
Adult Protective Services

Help Is Here Delaware

Report Child Abuse and Neglect
Call 1-800-292-9582 or report online at

Child Priority Response Hotline (mental health or substance abuse)
Call 1-800-969-4357

Youth can also text DE to the number 741741.


Sexual Violence Services

National Teen Dating Violence Services:


Call 1-800-799-7233
Text LOVEIS to 22522
Live web chat is available


Delaware Rape Crisis Hotlines:

YWCA Delaware, Sexual Assault Resource Center 
New Castle and Sussex Counties: 800-773-8570


ContactLifeline, Inc
Kent and Sussex Counties: 1-800-262-9800


University of Delaware Sexual Offense Support
A 24 hour helpline for UD students and staff: 302-831-1001 and press 1

National Rape Crisis Hotlines:

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)


Male Survivors of Rape
Live web chat is available

Domestic Violence

CHILD Inc.’s Domestic Violence Program

New Castle County

CHILD Inc’s Domestic Violence Advocacy Program (DVAP) to assist petitioners through the Protection From Abuse (PFA) process: 302-255-2609


The SAFE Program at People’s Place II

Kent & Sussex Counties
Bilingual English / Spanish


Abriendo Puertas Bilingual Hotline

Sussex County
Bilingual English / Spanish


Dover Air Force Base, Family Advocacy Program

Limited to those receiving military medical benefits and their dependents.

Delaware 24-hour Child Mental Health Mobile Crisis (under age 18)

Crisis Text Line: Text DE to 741741
Child Priority Response services are available to any child physically present in the state who is under the age of 18 and is determined to be “at imminent danger to self or others as a result of a mental health or substance abuse disorder”


Delaware State Police Victim Services

Toll Free Hotline: 1-800-VICTIM-1
The Victim Service staff is prepared to assist victims, witnesses and families.


Family Court

Advocacy Program: 302-255-2609


National Teen Dating Violence Services:


Call 1-800-799-7233
Text LOVEIS to 22522
Live web chat is available

Seniors and People with Disabilities

Delaware Aging and Disability Resource Center

Provides information and resources for seniors, adults with physical disabilities and their families. Visit their website or contact 1-800-223-9074



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