Delaware Crisis Call Lines

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, have taken an overdose, or have harmed yourself in any way, DIAL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY.

Mental Health

ContactLifeline’s Crisis Helpline
Provides support for callers in mental health crisis (statewide)
New Castle County: 302-761-9100
Kent & Sussex Counties: 800-262-9800

Delaware’s Council on Gambling Problems’s Helpline
Provides free, professional assistance and referrals (statewide)
Statewide: 888-850-8888

Delaware’s Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services’s Mobile Response Stabilization Services Hotline
Provides emergency help for children and teens (ages 2 to 18) exhibiting emotional problem (statewide)
Statewide: 800-969-4357

Delaware’s Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health’s Crisis Intervention Services
Assists people (ages 18 and older) with psychiatric or substance abuse crisis; aims to prevent unnecessary or inappropriate hospitalizations (statewide)
Northern Delaware: 800-652-2929
Southern Delaware: 800-345-6785

Delaware’s National Alliance on Mental Illness’s Helpline
Offers resource suggestions and referrals (statewide)
Statewide: 888-427-2643

    Domestic Violence

    CHILD, Inc.’s Domestic Violence Hotline
    Provides a 24/7 Bilingual service for people who are experiencing domestic violence (New Castle County)
    Statewide: 302-762-6110

    Delaware’s Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families’s Child Abuse and Neglect Report Line
    Allows people to report suspected child abuse and neglect (statewide)
    Statewide: 800-292-9582

    Delaware’s Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities’s Report Line
    Responds to cases of suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation of adults with physical or mental impairment (statewide)
    Statewide: 800-223-9074

    Dover Air Force Base’s Family Advocacy Program
    Responds to child abuse, neglect, and domestic abuse in military families (statewide)
    Statewide: 302-213-3508

    People’s Place’s Abriendo Puertas Hotline
    Offers an emergency shelter program for Latina women and children in domestic violence situations (Sussex County)
    Sussex County: 302-745-9874

    People’s Place’s Domestic Violence/Shelter Advocacy Freedom & Empowerment Hotline
    Offers safety planning, support, domestic violence information and referrals (Kent & Sussex Counties)
    Kent & Sussex Counties: 302-422-8058
    Northern Kent County: 302-678-3886

    Sexual Violence

    ContactLifeline’s Rape Crisis Program
    Assists survivors of a sexual assault with telephone counseling; provides information and referral (statewide)
    New Castle County: 302-761-9100
    Kent & Sussex Counties: 800-262-9800

    Delaware State University’s Rape Crisis
    Offers 24/7 victim advocacy and crisis support
    Campus: 302-420-5751

    University of Delaware’s Sexual Offense Support
    Offers 24/7 victim service and crisis support to UD students and staff
    Campus: 302-831-1001 (Press 1)

    YWCA’s Sexual Assault Resource Center
    Provides free, confidential rape crisis victim service to sexual assault survivors aged 12 and older (New Castle County)
    New Castle County: 800-773-8570


    Delaware State Police Crime’s Victims Center
    Addresses the needs of crime victims and survivors of sudden deaths (statewide)
    Statewide: 800-842-8461

    Delaware 2-1-1
    Helps connect people to legal services (statewide)
    Statewide: 1-800-560-3372 or 2-1-1


    AIDS Delaware’s Gay and Lesbian Hotline
    Provides information on coming-out issues, local resources, and events sponsored by AIDS Delaware (statewide)
    Statewide: 800-292-0429

    HIV & AIDS

    AIDS Delaware’s AIDS Hotline
    Provides AIDS education, HIV counseling, testing, and support for individuals living with HIV/AIDS (statewide)
    Statewide: 800-422-0429

    Housing & Homelessness

    **Emergency Housing & Homelessness

    CHILD, Inc.’s Runaway & Homeless Youths Hotline
    Acts as a link between runaways, their families and CHILD Inc.’s counseling services (statewide)
    Statewide: 302-762-6373

    Delaware 2-1-1
    Helps coordinate emergency shelter (statewide)
    Statewide: 1-800-560-3372 or 2-1-1

    Housing Alliance Delaware’s Centralized Intake
    Coordinates access to emergency shelter for individuals and households experiencing homelessness (statewide)
    Statewide: 1-833-346-3233

    The Salvation Army Delaware’s Emergency Housing Residence
    Provides emergency shelter services (Wilmington & New Castle County)
    Statewide: 302-472-0750

    **Gas & Electric Emergencies

    Delmarva ‘s Helpline
    Responds to emergencies, including downed power lines and natural gas leaks (statewide)
    Statewide- Gas: 302-454-0317
    Statewide- Electric: 800-898-8042

    Financial Assistance

    Delaware 2-1-1
    Helps connect people to financial services (statewide)
    Statewide: 1-800-560-3372 or 2-1-1

    Food Assistance

    Delaware 2-1-1
    Helps connect people to food services (statewide)
    Statewide: 1-800-560-3372 or 2-1-1