Delaware Resources

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Hello Delaware!  For crisis situations that are not life-threatening, find mental and behavioral health resources and other information below close to you. While these resources are general, the best resource is your family’s medical provider.

If you are in a life threatening situation, call 9-1-1 or go to an emergency department.

If you are having thoughts of suicide or need to talk, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255. If you prefer to text, you can text "START" to 741-741 where a live, trained specialist will respond back to you.

Suicide/Crisis Hotlines

Delaware Guidance Services- Child Priority Response Services

Crisis Text Line

  • Text “DE” to 741741

Recovery Innovation, Recovery Response Center

University of Delaware Student Resources

  • Crisis Text Line
    • Text “UDTEXT” (for anyone) or “STEVE” (for students of color) to 741741 for confidential text message support
  • UD Helpline
    • 24/7/365
    • Call 302-831-1001
  • CCSD Walk-In Assistance
    • Daily walk in availability from 8 AM - 5 PM
    • 261 Perkins Student Center

Mental Health Hotlines

NAMI Delaware Helpline

Child Abuse

Delaware Child Abuse Report Line

Children Advocacy Center of Delaware

  • New Castle County
    • 302-651-4566
  • Kent County
    • 302-741-2123
  • Sussex County
    • 302-854-0323

Eating Disorders

  • National Helplines

Domestic Abuse

24 Hour Domestic Violence Hotlines

Department of Justice Domestic Violence Unit

  • New Castle County
    • 302-577-8500
  • Kent County
    • 302-739-4211
  • Sussex County
    • 302-856-5352

Department of Justice Victim/Witness Services Unit

  • 1-800-870-1790

Parent Hotlines/Resources

Child Development Watch

Help Me Grow

Tips for Parents Help Sheet


Autism Delaware

Autism Response Team (National Resource)

Parent Information Center of Delaware, Inc.

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