After someone has experienced trauma like domestic violence, it might be hard for them to feel safe again. Counseling can help people feel safe and stable in their lives after experiencing trauma.
For some people, they may feel more comfortable working one-on-one with a counselor. For others, they may feel more comfortable in a group of other people who have had similar experiences.
Counseling services are available for children, adults, and families. If someone is already working with an advocate, the advocate can make a referral to a program that would be most appropriate for their situation.
Advocacy and Support
It can be hard to figure out where to start looking for help. Advocates can help people connect to resources and supportive services. They can be found in shelters, police stations, courthouses, and community organizations.
New Castle County Resources
Victim counseling and support groups, treatment services for chemically dependent women, Helping Children Heal Program (individual, group & family counseling for children who have witnessed domestic violence).
Community Health Advocates
302-757-2137 hablamos español
Community-based support – meets individuals wherever they feel safe and comfortable. Safety planning, connection to social services and health care, transportation, education and empowerment, general care management, and support. Bilingual services.
302-658-7174 ext. 15
Services for crime victims who reside in New Castle County, over 50 years of age, who have experienced any type of crime including domestic violence or elder abuse
302-576-4136 hablamos español
Amanecer Counseling & Resource Center provides bilingual, trauma-informed, culturally responsive mental health counseling and resources to the community including supervision & training to mental health providers.
302-655-7338 hablamos español
Victim support groups, bilingual services, support services
302-658-7110 ext. 204
Victim support groups, case management, safety planning, counseling, referrals, educational outreach presentations on domestic violence, transitional housing
Emergency shelter & transitional services, housing assistance, educational services, bilingual services, court advocacy.
Kent and Sussex County Resources
302-745-9874 hablamos español
Emergency shelter & transitional services, court advocacy, transportation, translation/bilingual, general case management
Limited to those receiving military medical benefits and their dependents
302-854-9262 hablamos español
Bilingual referrals, general case management, court accompaniment & outreach
Emergency shelter & transitional services, housing assistance, employment assistance, transportation, and educational services
Victim counseling, support groups, children's counseling program