24 Hour Emergency Hotlines
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE (information, safety planning, shelter)
24 Hour Notification
  • VINE – Victim Information and Notification Everyday
    • 1-877-DE8-VINE
    • TTY 1-866-847-1298
    Check an offender’s status and registered to be notified of an offender’s release.
  • VPO – VINE Protective Order
    • 1-866-411-0001
    Register to be notified for when a Protection from Abuse order has been served.
Crime Victim Services – Counseling and Advocacy
    • Victims’ Voices Heard, Inc.
      • 302-697-7005
      Offers a Victim - Offender Dialogue program for victims who wish to meet with their incarcerated offender. Operates the Apology Letter Bank . Victims wishing to receive a letter of apology from their offender may register to do so. Provides opportunities for victims and survivors to speak to groups about their experiences of crime.
    • Catholic Charities
      • 302-655-9624
      Social services organization offering a variety of services including counseling, shelter services, and emergency basic needs.
    • Compassionate Friends
        Grief support for those who have lost a child, at any age.
      • Mental Health Association in Delaware
        • 800-287-6423
        Provides support groups statewide for depression, anxiety, and survivors of suicide.
      New Castle County
      Kent County
      Sussex County
      Domestic Violence Services
        New Castle County
        • Child Inc. Domestic Violence Treatment Program
          • 302-762-8989
          Services for victims as well as children that have witnessed abuse.
        • Child Inc. Domestic Violence Services
          • 302-762-6110
          Emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence, and their children.
        • Latin American Community Center
          • 302-442-7694
          Bilingual/bicultural services including case management, therapy, and legal services.
        • University of Delaware Student Wellness and Health Promotion
          • 302-831-3457
          Counseling and advocacy for UD students.
        • YWCA Delaware Home-Life Management Center
          • 302-658-7110
          Safety planning, group and individual counseling
        Kent/Sussex County
          • Child Inc. Domestic Violence Advocacy Program
            • New Castle: 302-255-0420
            • Kent County: 302-255-0420
            • Sussex County: 302-856-5843 Advocacy and assistance with the PFA process.
          • Delaware Capitol Police VIP - Violence Intervention Program
            • New Castle County: 302-255-0022
            • Kent County: 302-735-8073
            • Sussex County: 302-855-7455
            This program is designed to assist those that need to use Delaware Courts for any domestic related issues. If you are afraid and have been abused, threatened, harassed or intimidated, this program may be able to help you, by providing a safe escort to and from the court.
          New Castle County
          • Delaware Volunteer Legal Services
            • 302-478-8680
            Legal representation for Protection from abuse orders, Custody, Divorce, and Visitation.
          Kent/Sussex County
          • Community Legal Aid Society
            • New Castle: 302-575-0660
            • Kent County: 302-674-8500
            • Sussex County: 302-856-0038
            Legal help with housing, public benefits, bankruptcy, landlord/tenant, immigration.
          • Delaware Volunteer Legal Services Legal Helplink
            • New Castle: 302-575-0660
            • Kent: 800-773-0606
            • Sussex: 800-773-0606
            Legal help with Protection from Abuse orders, Family Law matters, landlord/tenant, consumer fraud, government benefits, IRS issues.
          Police and Department of Correction Based Victim Services
            New Castle County
            Kent County
            Sussex County
            • Attorney General’s Office Victim/Witness Units
              • 1-800-870-1790
              • New Castle: 302-577-8500
              • Kent: 302-739-4211
              • Sussex: 302-856-5353
              • Bi-Lingual – Spanish/English Toll Free Assistance Line: 1-877-851-0482
              Assist victims and witnesses of crimes with navigating through the legal process until their case is resolved.
            • United States Attorney’s Office, U.S. Department of Justice
              • Victim/Witness Coordinator: 302-573-6198
              Assists victims and witnesses involved in the federal criminal justice system.
            Rape and Sexual Assault Services (by County)
              • YWCA Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC)
                • 1-800-773-8570
                Provides comprehensive, free and confidential rape crisis services to sexual assault survivors aged 12 and older and their non-offending family members, friends and partners throughout the State of Delaware.
              • Survivors of Abuse in Recovery (S.O.A.R.)
                • New Castle: 302-655-3953
                • Kent: 302-422-3811
                • Sussex: 302-645-4903
                Provide mental health services to victims of sexual trauma and their families regardless of their ability to pay.
              • 1in6
                  National resource for male survivors of unwanted and abusive sexual assault. Including 24/7 helpline and online support groups.
                New Castle County
                • University of Delaware Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.)
                  • Counseling/Advocacy: 302-831-3457
                  Provide crisis counseling & ongoing victim advocacy through Individual Crisis Counseling for survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking.
                Kent/Sussex County
                • Contact Lifeline Rape Aftercare Program
                  • 1-800-262-9800
                  The 24/7 Crisis Helpline receives calls regarding many levels of crisis, from asking for information and referral, to discussing daily struggles, to processing suicidal thoughts.
                Sussex County
                Referral Information
                • Delaware Helpline
                  • Dial 211 or 1-800-464-4357
                  • Text: 302-231-1464
                  Central resource for access to the health and human service organizations that offer support in emergency situations and/or help in accessing basic needs.
                • Delaware Division of State Service Centers
                    Offers client services administered by Delaware Health and Social Services. To locate the state service center in your area, and their exact services, please visit their site.
                  Resources for Elderly Victims
                    New Castle County
                    Resources for People with Disabilities
                      New Castle County
                      • Freedom Center for Independent Living
                        • 302-376-4399
                        • 1-844-277-0700
                        Resource and advocacy center that works to promote dignity, self-determination, independence and full participation in community life for people of any age that experience a disability.
                      Resources for Spanish Speaking Victims
                      • Domestic Violence Hotlines
                        • New Castle - Child Inc.: 302-762-6110
                        • Kent/Sussex - Abriendo Puertas At Peoples Place II: 302-745-9874
                      • Delaware State Police Victims’ Center Bilingual Advocate
                        • 302-633-5000 x5
                      New Castle County
                      • New Castle County Police Bilingual Advocate
                        • 302-395-8117
                        • 302-395-8115
                      • Wilmington Police Bilingual Advocate
                        • 302-576-3665
                      • Latin American Community Center
                        • 302-655-7338
                        To empower the Latino Community through education, advocacy, partnerships and exceptional services.
                      • Family Counseling Center of St. Paul’s
                        • 302-576-4136
                        Provides mental/behavioral health care services from licensed, bilingual (English/Spanish), culturally competent professionals.
                      Kent/Sussex County
                      • Georgetown Police Bilingual Advocate
                        • 302-856-6613
                      • La Esperanza
                        • 302- 854-9262
                        Provides immigration counseling, trauma informed counseling and support services for victims and family and individual empowerment.
                      • La Red
                        • 302-855-1233
                        Provides patient centered health care in Sussex County