Resource Guide2017-11-12T20:12:46+00:00
Resource Guide

This Resource Guide was created with YOU in mind! This list of community resources are at your disposal, some 24/7. We all know that the teenage years can be some of the toughest years of a person’s life. Throughout this website, there have been tips on how to handle some of life most plaguing challenges, but sometimes tips aren’t enough and that is where these community resources come into play. We hope that you and your peers will use these resources whenever you have a problem or need advice getting through a trying time. These resources were specifically picked and we are confident in knowing that they will do their best to assist you to the highest of their abilities. We trust that they will provide you with the best professional guidance through your toughest situations. The ultimate goal of the resources we have chosen falls in line with the goal of this website and that is to help this next generation of leaders (your generation) to be productive and reach their maximum potential and that begins with a sound mind!

Address: Located in Delaware Guidance Services 1213 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware 19806

Phone Number: 1-302-576-3183. Or call after 5 PM: 1-302-824-5943

Specialty: Child Development-Community Policing Program (CD-CP) works in partnership with the Wilmington Police to offer trauma response counseling to children and adolescents, up to and including 17 year olds, who have experienced trauma or violence in their lives. Clinicians can respond to the home and provide short term counseling services to assist the child in coping with the trauma.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00PM to contact staff to set up appointments, but evening counseling hours are available

Contact Person: Ray Shamus, LCSW

Email: RSHAMUS@delawareguidance.org

Website: http://www.delawareguidance.org/programs_act.htm

Address: Located in Delaware Guidance Services 1213 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware 19806

Phone Number: 1-800-969-4357 (969-HELP)

Specialty: Crisis Intervention Services operates a 24 hour hot line number for children and adolescents, up to and including 17 year olds, who have thoughts or made an attempt to seriously hurt themselves or another. A clinician will respond and conduct a mental health risk assessment.

Hours of Operation: 24 hour, 7 days a week hotline

Contact Person: Ray Shamus, LCSW

Email: RSHAMUS@delawareguidance.org

Website: http://www.delawareguidance.org/programs_act.htm

Address: 205 West 14th St, Wilmington DE 19801

Phone Number: 1-302- 320-4931; 1-302- 320-2327

Specialty: Christiana Care Health System, Behavioral Health Services – Adolescent Bridge Program offers mental health assessments for adolescents age 12 and older, individual therapy, group therapy and family therapy.  An initial assessment is required and appropriate level of service is determined based on need. Patients can utilized all treatment modalities. Problems treated depression, anxiety, ADD, and family conflict.   

Hours of Operation: Appointments are made mainly during the day, but evening hours are available, if requested

Contact Persons: Peg Dugan; Tommy Johnson

Email: mdugan@christianacare.org

Website: www.christianacare.org/adolescentpsychiatry

Address: 222 Philadelphia Pike, Suite 11, Wilmington, DE 19809

Phone Number: 1-302 669-3033; Toll Free Number: 1-877-235-3588

Specialty: Delaware Family Voices is a non-profit organization, whose staff are parents of children with special health care needs. We help families with children with special health care needs navigate the health care system to access resources services and find answers to their questions. Our goal is to empower parents so they can navigate and advocate to ensure the best possible health outcomes for their children. Delaware Family Voices serves any and all special health care needs and/or disabilities, this includes: intellectual, behavioral, mental, emotional, developmental and/or physical.

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Contact Person: G. Vanessa Rodriguez

Email: p2p@defv.org

Website: www.defv.org 

Address: 5 locations throughout the state in the three counties

Wilmington (New Castle County) 1213 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware 19806

Newark (New Castle County) Polly Drummond Office Park Bldg. 1, Suite 1208, Newark, Delaware 19711

Dover (Kent County) 103 Mont Blanc Boulevard, Dover, Delaware 19904

Lewes (Sussex County) 31168 Learning Lane, Lewes, Delaware 19958

Seaford (Sussex County) 900 Health Services Drive, Seaford, Delaware 19973

Phone Number: Wilmington (New Castle County) 1-(302) 652-3948; Newark (New Castle County) 1-(302) 455-9333; Dover (Kent County) 1- (302) 678-3020; Lewes (Sussex County) 1-(302) 645-5338; Seaford (Sussex County) 1-(302) 262-3505

Specialty: Delaware Guidance Services for Children & Youth, Inc. is the largest not-for-profit mental health provider in the state. We believe that all children and n                                                                                                      teens have a right to good mental health and should have access to quality therapeutic care, regardless of their ability to pay. DGS can provide both therapeutic counseling and psychiatric support, and will never turn anyone away who needs help.

Hours of Operation: Wilmington (New Castle County) Monday – Thursday: 8:00AM – 8:00PM, Friday: 8:00AM – 6:00PM; Newark (New Castle County) Monday: 9:00AM – 7:00PM, Tuesday through Thursday: 9:00AM – 7:30PM, Friday: CLOSED; Dover (Kent County) Monday – Thursday: 8:00AM – 8:00PM, Friday: 8:00AM – 5:00PM ; Lewes (Sussex County) Monday – Thursday: 8:00AM – 8:00PM, Friday 8:00AM – 5:00PM; Seaford (Sussex County) Monday – Wednesday: 8:00AM – 7:00PM, Thursday: 8:00AM – 6:30PM, Friday: CLOSED

Contact Person: Mary Ann Hunter

Email: DGSinfo@delawareguidance.org; mahunter@delawareguidance.org

Website: www.delawareguidance.org

Addresses: New Castle County – 99 Passmore Road, Wilmington, DE 19803

New Castle County – 288 East Main Street, Newark, DE 19711

Sussex County – 20684 John Williams Highway, Lewes, DE 19958

Phone Number: 1-302-478-9411 ext.405

Specialty: Jewish Family Services of Delaware (JFS) addresses the needs of a diverse community and serves all people regardless of race, religion, or background, targeting especially the underserved families in high risk neighborhoods.  JFS is committed to trauma-informed care, offering strength based approaches and evidence based therapeutic interventions for individuals, couples and families. Our clinical staff is trained and experienced in treating children, youth and adults coping with mental health issues, substance abuse issues and co-occurring disorders and other symptoms.

Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday 8:30AM – 6:00PM; Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00PM; Weekends and evenings available by appointment

Address: 1311 N. Scott St, Wilmington, DE 19806

Phone Number: 1-302-656-7080

Specialty: Birthright provides a variety of services and also refers for many more. We offer friendship, free pregnancy tests, love, hope and support, so that you can make a realistic plan for the future.

Hours of Operation: Monday 8:30 AM – 4:00PM, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00AM – 5:00PM, Wednesday 11:00AM – 7:00PM

Contact Person: Tinisha Brown

Email: birthrightofdel@verizon.net

Website: http://www.birthright.org/en/landingpage/lp-wilmington

Address: 507 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809

Phone Number: 1-302-762-8989

Specialty: Child Inc. offers an 8-week anger management programs for youth. The groups are co-ed and cost $80.00. Candidates for participation are those who are between 14 & 17 and are having difficulty managing anger (home, school, socially). This class is not designed for adolescents who have untreated drug and alcohol abuse or untreated mental health issues or those with serious criminal histories.

Hours of Operation: 24 hour, 7 days a week hotline

Contact Person: Leah Warren

Email: lwarren@childinc.com

Website: http://www.childinc.com/youth-anger-management.html

Address: 507 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809

Phone Number: 1-302-762-6373

Specialty: Child Inc. offers a 24-Hour Runaway Hotline (302) 762-6373 acts as a link between runaways, their families and CHILD, Inc. counseling services. This Hotline is operational 24 hours per day, 365 days per year and is always staffed by trained personnel. In addition to providing access to a shelter bed, this telephone service also allows parents and children to receive advice and information in crises regarding runaways.

Hours of Operation: 24 hour, 7 days a week hotline

Contact Person: Leah Warren

Email: lwarren@childinc.com

Website: http://www.childinc.com/youth-runaway-homeless.html

Address: 2005 Baynard Boulevard, Wilmington, DE 19802

Phone Number: 1-302-658-5177

Specialty: Children & Families First offers a program called ARC (Adolescent Resource Center) which is a comprehensive counseling, educational and medical service program for youth, to help reduce risk-taking behaviors, especially related to sexual health.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Contact Person: Jane Bowen

Email: teenarc@cffde.org

Website: http://www.cffde.org/arc

Address: 2005 Baynard Boulevard, Wilmington, DE 19802

Phone Number: 1-302-658-5177

Specialty: Children & Families First offers programs that can help to lessen that hurt and support healing by offering community mental health services for youth ages 10 to 18 and their families through Functional Family Therapy, FAIR (Family Assessment and Intervention), and Seaford House.

Hours of Operation: Hours vary, call to set up an at home counselling session

Contact Person: Brenda Smith

Email: Brenda.smith@cffde.org

Website: http://www.cffde.org/supporting-teens

Address: 2900 North Van Buren Street, Wilmington, DE 19802

Phone Number: 1-302-764-9740

Specialty: The Delaware Adolescent Program, Inc. (DAPI) is a program that affords pregnant teenagers a means by which to continue their education and receive pre-natal care.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 4:00PM

Contact Person: Auanita Corley

Email: acorley@dapi.org

Website: http://www.dapi.org

Address: 100 W 10th St #600, Wilmington, DE 19801

Phone Number: New Castle County 1-302-654-6833, Toll free/Kent and Sussex County 1-800-287-6423

Specialty: Mental Health Association in Delaware is a statewide, nonprofit     organization that promotes stable mental health. They focus heavily on offering information and referrals, giving mental health and suicide prevention education, and providing advocacy and support groups for children, adults and families.

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8:30AM – 4:30PM

Contact Person: Emily Vera, LCSW

Email: ecoggin@mhainde.org

Website: http://www.mhainde.org/

Address: Servicing ALL of Southern New Jersey and Delaware

Phone Number: (855) YOUTH-ED (968-8433)

Specialty: One Village Alliance is a mentoring program that fosters a community-based, people-fueled approach with a mission to uplift children and their families on a holistic journey toward excellence through education, entrepreneurship and the arts. Our vision is one village of thriving communities, strong families and healthy children.

Hours of Operation: Hours vary according to programs

Contact Person: Chandra G. Pitts

Email: family@iamthevillage.org

Website: http://www.iamthevillage.org/home.html

Address: Northern Delaware (serves New Castle County, greater Smyrna in northern Kent County) Herman Holloway Health Campus, 1901 N. DuPont Hwy., Springer Building, New Castle, DE 19720

Sothern Delaware (serves all of Sussex County and Kent County south of greater Smyrna)

700 Main Street (Rear Entrance), Ellendale, DE 19941

Phone Number: Northern Delaware 1-302-577-2484, Toll free 1-800-652-2929; Southern Delaware 1-302-577-2484, Toll free 1-800-345-6785

Specialty: Crisis Intervention Service (CIS) staff assist people, 18 years and older, with severe personal, family or marital problems. These problems may include depression, major life changes such as unemployment or loss of an important relationship, anxiety, feelings of hopelessness, thoughts of suicide, delusions, paranoia and substance abuse. The goal of CIS is the prevention of unnecessary or inappropriate hospitalizations of a person experiencing severe symptoms of a mental illness or substance related problem. By providing services in the community, CIS staff can better assess the consumer’s environment, support systems and current level of functioning. They can gain a clear understanding of type of treatment and support services that will be needed.

Hours of Operation: 24 hours, 7 days a week

Contact Person: Benjamin Griffin, LPCMH

Email: Benjamin.Griffith@state.de.us

Website: http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dsamh/crisis_intervention.html

Address: 1213 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707

Phone Number: 1-302-235-5544

Specialty: Supporting Kidds is the area’s primary resource center for grieving children and their families. Our mission is to provide a compassionate pathway to healing for grieving children and their families, and to empower the community to support them in the grieving process. Supporting Kidds offers bereavement support groups, individual counseling for grief/loss, trauma focused school groups, community education and a lending library.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday 9:00AM – 8:00PM

Contact Person: Stephanie Sklodowski, LPCMH

Email: ssklodowski@supportingkidds.org

Website: http://www.supportingkidds.org/

Address: 710 N. Lincoln Street, Wilmington, DE 19805

Phone Number: 1- 302-658-4171

Specialty: West End provides a variety of educational, recreational, and sporting activities for youth ages 6 – 18. Services are geared toward nurturing the self-esteem, integrity, and character of youth while preventing risky behaviors associated with violence, suicide, pregnancy, and drug and alcohol use.

Hours of Operation:

Contact Person: Catherine Casti

Email: ccasti@westendnh.org

Website: http://www.westendnh.org/youth-families/

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