Delaware Helpline Contacts


Delaware Helpline
Referrals to any other kind of help you need!
211 Or 1-800-464-4357 Or 1-800-560-3372

Division of Family Services (Statewide)  
Statewide reporting of child abuse or neglect, or if a parent feels like they may hurt their child
1-800-292-9582

Child Priority Response  (Sussex county)
24 Hr Mental Health Crisis hotline & live response; suicidal/homicidal youth under age 18
424-HELP (4357) (Or 800-969-HELP)

Child Priority Response (Kent county)
24 Hr Mental Health Crisis hotline & live response; suicidal/homicidal youth under age 18
302- 678-3782 (or 800-969-HELP)

Child Priority Response (New Castle county)
24 Hr Mental Health Crisis hotline & live response; suicidal/homicidal youth under age 18
302-633-5128 (or 800-969-HELP)

Mobile Crisis Intervention Services (Kent & Sussex counties – Adults 18+)
24 Hr Mental Health Crisis hotline & live; suicidal/homicidal adults, 18 & over
1-800-245-6785

Mobile Crisis Intervention Services (New Castle County– Adults 18+)

24 Hr Mental Health Crisis hotline & live response:  suicidal/homicidal adults 18 & over
1-800-652-2929 Or   302-577-2484

Local Domestic Violence Hotline (Kent & Sussex counties)
24 Hr domestic violence hotline for victims, with referral to domestic violence shelter if needed.
302-422-8058

Local Domestic Violence Hotline (New Castle county)

24 Hr domestic violence hotline for victims, with referral to domestic violence shelter if needed
302-762-6110

National Domestic Violence Hotline

24 Hr hotline with Spanish speaking staff if needed and an interpreting service for any language!
Website  www.ndvh.org
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
TTY 1-800-787-3224

Contact Lifeline (statewide)
24 Hr hotline for rape crisis.  Also some suicidal, financial, housing, & employment referrals.  Listen to persons who just need to talk.
1-800-262-9100
1-800-273-TALK

Elder Abuse / Adult Protective

Adult protective unit referral call center;
8 – 4:30
1-800-223-9074

NAMI-DE  (New Castle county)
Family support for mental illness
1-888-427-2643

NAMI-DE (Kent county)
Family support for mental illness
302-744-9356

NAMI-DE (Sussex county)
Family support for mental illness
302-226-3334

Turning Point
Domestic violence treatment for abusers, counseling for victims and child witnesses
302-424-2420

Child Visitation Centers
Program for visiting children when parents need to not see each other
302-424-2420

Runaway hotline
For youth 18 & under
1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929)

Gambling Council on Gambling Hotline

24 Hr Live helpline service, dealing with problem gambling.
1-800-850-8888

Mental Health hospitals:
Christiana Care Psychiatric Crisis: 302-428-2118  (Wilmington)
MeadowWood Hospital:  302-328-3330 begin (New Castle)
Rockford Center RESPOND:  302-996-5480 (Newark)
Dover Behavorial Health Care: 302-741-0140 (24 hour 365 Day service)