Christiana Hospital (49)

TSN Coordinator

Lisa Fellin
Email Coordinator

Address
4755 Olgestown Stanton Rd
Newark, Delaware, 19718

Upcoming Programs and Events

May is Trauma Awareness Month!

May 2024 – The entire month of May is focused on raising awareness for trauma survivors, their family/friends, and the trauma professionals who go above and beyond every day. Learn more here .

National Trauma Survivors Day!

May 15, 2024 – The 3rd Wednesday in May is National Trauma Survivors Day! We celebrate together the strength and resiliency of trauma survivors, their family/friends, and the trauma professionals who go above and beyond every day. Learn more here.

NextSteps Online

Ongoing The NextSteps program is a free 6-week self management course designed to recognize that YOU play the most important role in your recovery. based on the principles of self-management. It uses techniques that have been scientifically proven to increase one’s self confidence and sense of empowerment. NextSteps teaches you the skills to become an active self manager of your health and your life. Learn more here.

Community Resources

Victims of Violence Information

Delaware Victim Center, State Police: Services for crime victims and families who have lost a loved one to a sudden death. Provides short or long term crisis intervention, 24 hour emergency intervention, hospital and court accompaniment, follow-up, referrals to appropriate social service agencies, and assistance in filing violent crimes compensation forms.

Delaware State Police Headquarters:  1441 North Dupont Highway Dover DE 19901
Kent/Sussex County:  Department of Justice Victim/Witness Assistance Phone: (800) 870-1790
Dover Police Department Victim Assistance Program Phone: (302) 736-7134
Wilmington Department of Police Victim Assistance Program Phone: (302) 576-3622/(302) 576-3648 New Castle County Police Victim Assistance Program Phone: (302) 395-8177 /(302) 395-8135 Georgetown Police Department Victim Assistance Program Phone: (302) 856-6613
Delaware Victim’s Center Phone: (800) 842-8461

Victims’ Compensation Assistance Program (VCAP) can provide financial assistance to help cover the costs of a variety of services that help victims and their families begin to rebuild their lives, including lost wages, medical expenses, payment for mental health counseling, and funeral expenses. By awarding financial compensation for losses that victims sustain as a result of violent crime, VCAP can help alleviate the financial burden and distress that crime leaves behind. The Victims’ Compensation Assistance Program serves as an important lifeline, reaching out to victims wherever they are located throughout all three Delaware counties. Applications are received by the office and reviewed by our staff. The Agency manages the program’s funds and awards compensation. The Victims’ Compensation Assistance Program is not an insurance company. Funding for the program is generated by a surcharge on fines and penalties imposed by the Courts. No tax dollars are used to fund the program. For more information, contact the Victims’ Compensation Assistance Program at (302) 255-1770 or call the Delaware Helpline at 1-800-464-HELP. https://attorneygeneral.delaware.gov/vcap/

Others:

Mothers Against Drunk Driving Support Group: For Impaired Driving Victims/Survivors Only aim to educate and support, provide a safe space for individuals to share their experiences and feelings, take place virtually and take place from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (EST) Co-facilitated by MADD’s Victim Services Manager, Robin M. Stimson, LMSW, and Community Grief Counselor, LLF’s Sarah Dziwanowski, LCSW-C Questions? Contact the LLF Aftercare Team at [email protected] or call at 410.242.7000

Youth Response Unit: When a traumatic incident occurs in a home, school, or community, YRU will coordinate with available partners to organize the appropriate response to a child or group of children. They will reach out to the individual or community affected by a traumatic event. The core partners of the YRU are clinicians from A Seed of Hope Counseling Center, members of the Wilmington Police Victims Services Unit and Wilmington Police Officers involved in the affected community or case. Counseling is available to any child, free of charge, who has been exposed to any type of violence or trauma. Behavioral Health Professionals can meet with children and their families to help them cope with the effects of the trauma. Wilmington Police Department 300 N Walnut St. Wilmington, DE 19801 302-576-3183

Adult Victim’s Services: Helps adult victims of crime in New Castle County. Services provided include on-site mobile therapy, counseling and guidance, home visits, accompaniment to court, medical facilities, law office, etc. Long-term follow-up that may include support for medical, nutritional and transportation-related needs. Assistance in understanding and filing for Victim’s Compensation Assistance Program. Referrals to other social services or established senior support systems. All programs are offered through Delaware Center for Justice at no cost. Call: 302-658-7174 ex 12, visit www.dcjustice.org or email [email protected]

Mental Health

Contact Lifeline: This organization provides crisis help, mental health counseling, public education, rape prevention education, school-based education and short-term counseling.

New Castle County:
PO BOX 9525
Wilmington, DE 19809

Kent/Sussex Counties:
PO BOX 61
Milford, DE 19963

(302)761-9100 Statewide Crisis Helpline & Rape Crisis Program

800-656-HOPE National Rape, Abuse or Incest Hotline http://www.contactlifeline.org

Mental Health Association In Delaware: We are offering wellness groups virtually for those experiencing depression, anxiety, and loss of a loved one to suicide.  Please contact Rochelle Balan at [email protected] or Shynia Baldwin at (302) 597-8130 for more information.

Virtual Group Schedule on Zoom:

Mondays
Time: 1PM-2PM
Topic: Depression and Anxiety Support Group
Meeting ID: 896 7598 8843
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89675988843
Facilitator:  Natalie

Monday
Time: 6PM-7PM
Topic: LGBTQ+ Mental Wellness Group
Meeting ID: 882 4630 0109
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88246300109
Facilitator: Golda

Tuesdays
Time: 6pm-7pm
Topic: Men’s Wellness Group
Meeting ID: 832 0174 9176
Facilitator: Shannon

Wednesdays
Time: 6pm-7pm
Topic: Depression & Anxiety Support Group
Meeting ID: 363 573 9664
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3635739664
Facilitator: Rochelle

Thursdays
Time: 5pm-6pm
Topic: Women’s Wellness Group
Meeting ID: 873 1630 2914
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87316302914
Facilitator: Ranee

Second and Fourth Thursday of Every Month
Time: 12:30pm-2pm
Topic: Seeking Safety
Meeting ID: 851 1888 9799
Facilitator: James

Thursdays
Time: 7-8pm
Topic:  Survivors of Suicide for Grief and Healing
Meeting ID:  892 7430 7306
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89274307306
Facilitators: Diane and Brittany

Fridays
Time: 6pm-7pm
Topic: Virtual Karaoke and Game Night
Meeting ID:363 573 9664
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3635739664
Facilitator: Shynia

Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury

Brain Injury Association of Delaware Support Groups
Kent County
Facilitators: Devon Dorman & Becky Bolt
Date: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Location: 840 Walker Road, Ste. A, Dover, DE 19901
Call BIAD at (302) 346-2083 for directions.

New Castle County
Facilitators: John and Margie Goodier (302) 378-0375
Date: 3rd Thursday of each month
Location: A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children, 1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington,
Room #1 Bluebird Blvd. In case of bad weather, listen to
WDEL (1150 AM) or WILM (1450 AM).
To attend the pre-dinner group (at your expense), call Matt at
(302) 998-0782 or David at (302) 453-1634 and meet at the
Hollywood Grill located at Concord Pike & Murphy Rd. at 5:15 pm.

Sussex County (Millville Daytime Support Groups)
Facilitators: Beverly and Ed Bell – (302) 537-9016
Date: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays (6 and 20, 2010), 1:00 to 3:00 PM
Location: Millville Volunteer Fire Company, Route 26, Millville, DE
General discussion

Sussex County (Nighttime) Facilitator: Brenna Meixner
Date: 2nd Tuesday each month at 7:00 PM
Location: Easter Seals facility, Rt. 113, Georgetown, DE
For information call 1-800-411-0505.
(This support group will take the place of the one formerly held at Peach
Tree Acres in Harbeson, Delaware.)

Salisbury Support Group: Facilitator: Dr. Glenn Brooks – (410) 546-4600 or (800) 938-4600
Date: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1 to 3 pm
Location: Chesapeake Rehab (Health South), Employees’ Dining
Room, Route 50 and Tilghman Road, Salisbury, MD;
All brain injury support groups meet monthly and are open to survivors,
caregivers, families, friends, and healthcare professionals.

Delaware Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 5-7 p.m. Meetings include information presented by a speaker on issues relating to returning to all aspects of life after a spinal cord injury, as well as a time to meet and speak with other spinal cord injury survivors.

Meeting place:
Wilmington Hospital, 6th floor therapy gym
Wilmington, Delaware. Contact: Julie Gatchel 302-428-6689

Gun Violence

Everytown Survivor Network: Survivors Connect peer support program, local and national events, people can find emotional support and community. The Network also provides trauma-informed programs and trainings, online to mental health counseling and information and resources on coping with the consequences of gun violence. Survivors Connect matches gun violence survivors with trained Survivors Connect Leaders who are also survivors of gun violence and want to share what they have learned with survivors who are seeking support. Survivors Connect Leaders will listen and offer emotional support, mentorship, and referrals to external services, as appropriate.

Donte Wylie Foundation: A place for survivors of gun violence to collectively heal, uplift, and support one another. Based out of Philadelphia, PA, however, holds Zoom meetings enabling long distance attendance at this time.  [email protected] 267-329-9338

Safe Spaces is a support group that allows for adults ages 18 and over to heal from the loss of a loved one from homicide. The group focuses in on managing the various stages of grief while offering a unique healing experience that is embedded in expressive writing, art, music, yoga, and mindfulness practice. This program is funded through the Delaware Criminal Justice Council by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime, subgrant #VF14-1510
Support Group for Grieving Loved Ones
Every other Monday from 6pm to 8pm
Positive Change Academy , 1101 Delaware Street , New Castle , DE 19720
To RSVP or for more info, c all 302 658 7174 or email [email protected]

Domestic Violence & Teen Dating

Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence: The Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence is a statewide, non-profit organization of domestic violence agencies and individuals working to eliminate domestic violence through: acting as an educational and informational resource to our member agencies and the community; advocating for domestic violence concerns in Delaware; providing a strong, unified statewide voice for victims of domestic violence and their children, domestic violence programs, and victim service providers.

100 W. 10th Street, Suite 703
Wilmington DE, 19801
(302) 658-2958
http://www.dcadv.org

National Domestic Violence Hotline access by providing 24-hour support through advocacy, safety planning, resources and hope to everyone affected by domestic violence.

1-800-799-SAFE   http://www.thehotline.org/

National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline: loveisrespect.org provides resources for teens, parents, friends and family, Peer Advocates, government officials, law enforcement officials and the general public. All communication is confidential and anonymous.

(866) 331-9474 (866) 331-8453 www.loveisrespect.org

SOAR, Inc: Survivors of Abuse in Recovery, Inc. (SOAR) is a nonprofit organization which provides statewide recovery services to survivors of sexual abuse and their loved ones regardless of their ability to afford professional treatment services.   http://www.soarinc.com/

New Castle County:
(302) 655-9049 in Wilmington
(302) 655-3953 in Newark

Kent County: (302) 422-3811
Sussex County: (302) 645-4903

Peoples Place, Safety, Advocacy, Freedom &Empowerment Program: The SAFE Program provides emergency shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. The shelters both serve all of Kent and Sussex Counties. In addition, an emergency hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

1129 Airport Road Milford DE 19963 24 hours, 7 days a week
Kent/ Sussex County: (302) 422-8058
Northern Kent County: (302) 678-3886
http://www.peoplesplace2.com/

YWCA Delaware: Nonprofit organization that is committed to community service focusing on the special needs of women. They assist in attaining life-changing skills, building healthy relationships, with a focus on racial equity and advancing women and their families economically. Services include educational outreach programs and victim services.

100 West 10th Street, Suite 515 Wilmington, DE 19801 (see website for other sites) 302-658-7110 www.ywcade.org

YWCA Sexual Assault Response Center For 24/7 assistance and information on your options, call our rape crisis hotline at (800)773-8570 to speak with a Sexual Assault Response Advocate (SARA). SARA’s are available to assist survivors in need of medical, police and legal accompaniment, supportive telephone counseling, aftercare follow-up services, as well as information and referral to vital community service.

Abriendo Puertas: Sussex County, provides hotline support, shelter and case management services to sheltered and non-sheltered Latino women (and their children) who are victims of domestic violence. Services include: Transportation, translation, court advocacy, and support with housing, work, education, health, and other related issues. The length of stay at the shelter is sixty (60) days. Victims may be accepted from Kent and New Castle Counties as well as from out of state (if in danger) through proper referral. P.O. Box 645 Georgetown DE 19947  (302) 855-9515

Domestic Violence Coordinating Council: The Domestic Violence Coordinating Council is a state agency that works on Delaware’s response to domestic violence. The Coordinating Council brings together domestic violence service providers and policy level officials to identify and implement improvements in system response through legislation, education, and policy development.

New Castle County Courthouse
500 N. King Street, Suite 9425
Wilmington, Delaware 19801 – 3732
(302)255-0405 http://dvcc.delaware.gov/default.shtml

ChristianaCare Rehabilitation Support Groups

Amputee

  • Amputee Education Group (Virtual Currently)
    • Date: last Wednesday of each month
    • Time:  3:30 – 4:30 PM
    • Location: Wilmington Hospital Room 4S00 (4th floor conference room)
    • 302-320-6920

Parkinson’s

  • Springside (Virtual Currently)
    • 4th Friday of every month 12:00 – 1:00 PM
    • Springside 300 Biddle Avenue Cannon Building, suite 101 Newark, DE
    • 302-838-4700
  • Smyrna (Virtual Currently)
    • 2nd Wednesday of the month 11:00 AM –  12:00 PM
    • Location
      • Smyrna Health and Wellness Center, Building C
      • 100 South Main Street, Suite 106
      • 302-659-4500
  • Christiana Hospital (Virtual Currently)
    • 3rd Thursday of every month at 5:30 PM (“newly” diagnosed patients)
    • 302-623-4050
  • Wilmington Hospital (Virtual Currently)
    • 1st Wednesday of every month 3:00 to 4:00 PM
    • 302-320-6920

Laryngectomy Education and Support Group (offered Virtually now)

  • 3rd Thursday of the month, 12 – 1 pm
  • Location: Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, 2nd floor conference room,  Christiana Hospital Newark, DE
  • 302-623-4050

Multiple Sclerosis

  • Multiple Sclerosis Education and Support Group
  • Last Thursday of every month from 8-9am at Middletown Care Center

Location:  Middletown Rehab

 

Stroke

Christiana Stroke Education & Support Group
Third Friday of every month, 12-1 p.m.
Christiana Care Rehabilitation Services
300 Biddle Avenue, Suite 101
Newark, DE 19701

Stroke survivors, their caregivers, family, friends and medical professionals are invited to attend our monthly meetings. At some meetings, outside speakers will focus on related health care topics and other important issues. At other meetings, a general support group is held.

For more information, call Julia Santini at 302-838-4700, or email [email protected]

The Aphasia Book Club

Meets every Monday from 12 to 1 p.m. over a series of up to 10 weeks,
depending on the book being discussed

Call for details 302-838-4700 on joining this group.

$10 per person/per session

Aphasia Education Group

There are currently two groups that meet virtually once a month.

Call 302-838-4700 or 302-320-7610 for details on joining these sessions.

 

Bereavement/Grief/Loss Groups

 

Vitas Healthcare
60 minutes weekly or monthly via zoom.

Spanish group, Men’s group, Women’s group, LGBTQ+
COVID loss, Seniors and Loss, General loss, Parental loss, Spousal loss

https://www.vitas.com/family-and-caregiver-support/grief-and-bereavement/grief-support/phone-in-grief-support-groups

 

Delaware Hospice
6 week groups online or via call

All Losses Start Dates 10/22 ;10/29; 11/5
Young Partner/Spouse Loss 11/4
Adult Loss of Parent 10/26
Bi-Monthly Drop-In for Loss of Partner/Spouse 11/3 ; 11/16

Grief Support Calendar

Compassionate Friends: Brandywine Hundred Chapter

Silverside Church- possibly on hold due to COVID
Support group for parent or grandparents who have lost a child

https://www.compassionatefriends.org/chapter/brandywine-hundred-chapter/

Victims of Violence Information

Delaware Victim Center, State Police: Services for crime victims and families who have lost a loved one to a sudden death. Provides short or long term crisis intervention, 24 hour emergency intervention, hospital and court accompaniment, follow-up, referrals to appropriate social service agencies, and assistance in filing violent crimes compensation forms.

Delaware State Police Headquarters:  1441 North Dupont Highway Dover DE 19901
Kent/Sussex County:  Department of Justice Victim/Witness Assistance Phone: (800) 870-1790
Dover Police Department Victim Assistance Program Phone: (302) 736-7134
Wilmington Department of Police Victim Assistance Program Phone: (302) 576-3622/(302) 576-3648 New Castle County Police Victim Assistance Program Phone: (302) 395-8177 /(302) 395-8135 Georgetown Police Department Victim Assistance Program Phone: (302) 856-6613
Delaware Victim’s Center Phone: (800) 842-8461

Victims’ Compensation Assistance Program (VCAP) can provide financial assistance to help cover the costs of a variety of services that help victims and their families begin to rebuild their lives, including lost wages, medical expenses, payment for mental health counseling, and funeral expenses. By awarding financial compensation for losses that victims sustain as a result of violent crime, VCAP can help alleviate the financial burden and distress that crime leaves behind. The Victims’ Compensation Assistance Program serves as an important lifeline, reaching out to victims wherever they are located throughout all three Delaware counties. Applications are received by the office and reviewed by our staff. The Agency manages the program’s funds and awards compensation. The Victims’ Compensation Assistance Program is not an insurance company. Funding for the program is generated by a surcharge on fines and penalties imposed by the Courts. No tax dollars are used to fund the program. For more information, contact the Victims’ Compensation Assistance Program at (302) 255-1770 or call the Delaware Helpline at 1-800-464-HELP. https://attorneygeneral.delaware.gov/vcap/

Others:

Mothers Against Drunk Driving Support Group: For Impaired Driving Victims/Survivors Only aim to educate and support, provide a safe space for individuals to share their experiences and feelings, take place virtually and take place from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (EST) Co-facilitated by MADD’s Victim Services Manager, Robin M. Stimson, LMSW, and Community Grief Counselor, LLF’s Sarah Dziwanowski, LCSW-C Questions? Contact the LLF Aftercare Team at [email protected] or call at 410.242.7000

Youth Response Unit: When a traumatic incident occurs in a home, school, or community, YRU will coordinate with available partners to organize the appropriate response to a child or group of children. They will reach out to the individual or community affected by a traumatic event. The core partners of the YRU are clinicians from A Seed of Hope Counseling Center, members of the Wilmington Police Victims Services Unit and Wilmington Police Officers involved in the affected community or case. Counseling is available to any child, free of charge, who has been exposed to any type of violence or trauma. Behavioral Health Professionals can meet with children and their families to help them cope with the effects of the trauma. Wilmington Police Department 300 N Walnut St. Wilmington, DE 19801 302-576-3183

Adult Victim’s Services: Helps adult victims of crime in New Castle County. Services provided include on-site mobile therapy, counseling and guidance, home visits, accompaniment to court, medical facilities, law office, etc. Long-term follow-up that may include support for medical, nutritional and transportation-related needs. Assistance in understanding and filing for Victim’s Compensation Assistance Program. Referrals to other social services or established senior support systems. All programs are offered through Delaware Center for Justice at no cost. Call: 302-658-7174 ex 12, visit www.dcjustice.org or email [email protected]

Mental Health

Contact Lifeline: This organization provides crisis help, mental health counseling, public education, rape prevention education, school-based education and short-term counseling.

New Castle County:
PO BOX 9525
Wilmington, DE 19809

Kent/Sussex Counties:
PO BOX 61
Milford, DE 19963

(302)761-9100 Statewide Crisis Helpline & Rape Crisis Program

800-656-HOPE National Rape, Abuse or Incest Hotline http://www.contactlifeline.org

Mental Health Association In Delaware: We are offering wellness groups virtually for those experiencing depression, anxiety, and loss of a loved one to suicide.  Please contact Rochelle Balan at [email protected] or Shynia Baldwin at (302) 597-8130 for more information.

Virtual Group Schedule on Zoom:

Mondays
Time: 1PM-2PM
Topic: Depression and Anxiety Support Group
Meeting ID: 896 7598 8843
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89675988843
Facilitator:  Natalie

Monday
Time: 6PM-7PM
Topic: LGBTQ+ Mental Wellness Group
Meeting ID: 882 4630 0109
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88246300109
Facilitator: Golda

Tuesdays
Time: 6pm-7pm
Topic: Men’s Wellness Group
Meeting ID: 832 0174 9176
Facilitator: Shannon

Wednesdays
Time: 6pm-7pm
Topic: Depression & Anxiety Support Group
Meeting ID: 363 573 9664
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3635739664
Facilitator: Rochelle

Thursdays
Time: 5pm-6pm
Topic: Women’s Wellness Group
Meeting ID: 873 1630 2914
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87316302914
Facilitator: Ranee

Second and Fourth Thursday of Every Month
Time: 12:30pm-2pm
Topic: Seeking Safety
Meeting ID: 851 1888 9799
Facilitator: James

Thursdays
Time: 7-8pm
Topic:  Survivors of Suicide for Grief and Healing
Meeting ID:  892 7430 7306
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89274307306
Facilitators: Diane and Brittany

Fridays
Time: 6pm-7pm
Topic: Virtual Karaoke and Game Night
Meeting ID:363 573 9664
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3635739664
Facilitator: Shynia

Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury

Brain Injury Association of Delaware Support Groups
Kent County
Facilitators: Devon Dorman & Becky Bolt
Date: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Location: 840 Walker Road, Ste. A, Dover, DE 19901
Call BIAD at (302) 346-2083 for directions.

New Castle County
Facilitators: John and Margie Goodier (302) 378-0375
Date: 3rd Thursday of each month
Location: A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children, 1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington,
Room #1 Bluebird Blvd. In case of bad weather, listen to
WDEL (1150 AM) or WILM (1450 AM).
To attend the pre-dinner group (at your expense), call Matt at
(302) 998-0782 or David at (302) 453-1634 and meet at the
Hollywood Grill located at Concord Pike & Murphy Rd. at 5:15 pm.

Sussex County (Millville Daytime Support Groups)
Facilitators: Beverly and Ed Bell – (302) 537-9016
Date: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays (6 and 20, 2010), 1:00 to 3:00 PM
Location: Millville Volunteer Fire Company, Route 26, Millville, DE
General discussion

Sussex County (Nighttime) Facilitator: Brenna Meixner
Date: 2nd Tuesday each month at 7:00 PM
Location: Easter Seals facility, Rt. 113, Georgetown, DE
For information call 1-800-411-0505.
(This support group will take the place of the one formerly held at Peach
Tree Acres in Harbeson, Delaware.)

Salisbury Support Group: Facilitator: Dr. Glenn Brooks – (410) 546-4600 or (800) 938-4600
Date: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1 to 3 pm
Location: Chesapeake Rehab (Health South), Employees’ Dining
Room, Route 50 and Tilghman Road, Salisbury, MD;
All brain injury support groups meet monthly and are open to survivors,
caregivers, families, friends, and healthcare professionals.

Delaware Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 5-7 p.m. Meetings include information presented by a speaker on issues relating to returning to all aspects of life after a spinal cord injury, as well as a time to meet and speak with other spinal cord injury survivors.

Meeting place:
Wilmington Hospital, 6th floor therapy gym
Wilmington, Delaware. Contact: Julie Gatchel 302-428-6689

Gun Violence

Everytown Survivor Network: Survivors Connect peer support program, local and national events, people can find emotional support and community. The Network also provides trauma-informed programs and trainings, online to mental health counseling and information and resources on coping with the consequences of gun violence. Survivors Connect matches gun violence survivors with trained Survivors Connect Leaders who are also survivors of gun violence and want to share what they have learned with survivors who are seeking support. Survivors Connect Leaders will listen and offer emotional support, mentorship, and referrals to external services, as appropriate.

Donte Wylie Foundation: A place for survivors of gun violence to collectively heal, uplift, and support one another. Based out of Philadelphia, PA, however, holds Zoom meetings enabling long distance attendance at this time.  [email protected] 267-329-9338

Safe Spaces is a support group that allows for adults ages 18 and over to heal from the loss of a loved one from homicide. The group focuses in on managing the various stages of grief while offering a unique healing experience that is embedded in expressive writing, art, music, yoga, and mindfulness practice. This program is funded through the Delaware Criminal Justice Council by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime, subgrant #VF14-1510
Support Group for Grieving Loved Ones
Every other Monday from 6pm to 8pm
Positive Change Academy , 1101 Delaware Street , New Castle , DE 19720
To RSVP or for more info, c all 302 658 7174 or email [email protected]

Domestic Violence & Teen Dating

Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence: The Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence is a statewide, non-profit organization of domestic violence agencies and individuals working to eliminate domestic violence through: acting as an educational and informational resource to our member agencies and the community; advocating for domestic violence concerns in Delaware; providing a strong, unified statewide voice for victims of domestic violence and their children, domestic violence programs, and victim service providers.

100 W. 10th Street, Suite 703
Wilmington DE, 19801
(302) 658-2958
http://www.dcadv.org

National Domestic Violence Hotline access by providing 24-hour support through advocacy, safety planning, resources and hope to everyone affected by domestic violence.

1-800-799-SAFE   http://www.thehotline.org/

National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline: loveisrespect.org provides resources for teens, parents, friends and family, Peer Advocates, government officials, law enforcement officials and the general public. All communication is confidential and anonymous.

(866) 331-9474 (866) 331-8453 www.loveisrespect.org

SOAR, Inc: Survivors of Abuse in Recovery, Inc. (SOAR) is a nonprofit organization which provides statewide recovery services to survivors of sexual abuse and their loved ones regardless of their ability to afford professional treatment services.   http://www.soarinc.com/

New Castle County:
(302) 655-9049 in Wilmington
(302) 655-3953 in Newark

Kent County: (302) 422-3811
Sussex County: (302) 645-4903

Peoples Place, Safety, Advocacy, Freedom &Empowerment Program: The SAFE Program provides emergency shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. The shelters both serve all of Kent and Sussex Counties. In addition, an emergency hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

1129 Airport Road Milford DE 19963 24 hours, 7 days a week
Kent/ Sussex County: (302) 422-8058
Northern Kent County: (302) 678-3886
http://www.peoplesplace2.com/

YWCA Delaware: Nonprofit organization that is committed to community service focusing on the special needs of women. They assist in attaining life-changing skills, building healthy relationships, with a focus on racial equity and advancing women and their families economically. Services include educational outreach programs and victim services.

100 West 10th Street, Suite 515 Wilmington, DE 19801 (see website for other sites) 302-658-7110 www.ywcade.org

YWCA Sexual Assault Response Center For 24/7 assistance and information on your options, call our rape crisis hotline at (800)773-8570 to speak with a Sexual Assault Response Advocate (SARA). SARA’s are available to assist survivors in need of medical, police and legal accompaniment, supportive telephone counseling, aftercare follow-up services, as well as information and referral to vital community service.

Abriendo Puertas: Sussex County, provides hotline support, shelter and case management services to sheltered and non-sheltered Latino women (and their children) who are victims of domestic violence. Services include: Transportation, translation, court advocacy, and support with housing, work, education, health, and other related issues. The length of stay at the shelter is sixty (60) days. Victims may be accepted from Kent and New Castle Counties as well as from out of state (if in danger) through proper referral. P.O. Box 645 Georgetown DE 19947  (302) 855-9515

Domestic Violence Coordinating Council: The Domestic Violence Coordinating Council is a state agency that works on Delaware’s response to domestic violence. The Coordinating Council brings together domestic violence service providers and policy level officials to identify and implement improvements in system response through legislation, education, and policy development.

New Castle County Courthouse
500 N. King Street, Suite 9425
Wilmington, Delaware 19801 – 3732
(302)255-0405 http://dvcc.delaware.gov/default.shtml

ChristianaCare Rehabilitation Support Groups

Amputee

  • Amputee Education Group (Virtual Currently)
    • Date: last Wednesday of each month
    • Time:  3:30 – 4:30 PM
    • Location: Wilmington Hospital Room 4S00 (4th floor conference room)
    • 302-320-6920

Parkinson’s

  • Springside (Virtual Currently)
    • 4th Friday of every month 12:00 – 1:00 PM
    • Springside 300 Biddle Avenue Cannon Building, suite 101 Newark, DE
    • 302-838-4700
  • Smyrna (Virtual Currently)
    • 2nd Wednesday of the month 11:00 AM –  12:00 PM
    • Location
      • Smyrna Health and Wellness Center, Building C
      • 100 South Main Street, Suite 106
      • 302-659-4500
  • Christiana Hospital (Virtual Currently)
    • 3rd Thursday of every month at 5:30 PM (“newly” diagnosed patients)
    • 302-623-4050
  • Wilmington Hospital (Virtual Currently)
    • 1st Wednesday of every month 3:00 to 4:00 PM
    • 302-320-6920

Laryngectomy Education and Support Group (offered Virtually now)

  • 3rd Thursday of the month, 12 – 1 pm
  • Location: Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, 2nd floor conference room,  Christiana Hospital Newark, DE
  • 302-623-4050

Multiple Sclerosis

  • Multiple Sclerosis Education and Support Group
  • Last Thursday of every month from 8-9am at Middletown Care Center

Location:  Middletown Rehab

 

Stroke

Christiana Stroke Education & Support Group
Third Friday of every month, 12-1 p.m.
Christiana Care Rehabilitation Services
300 Biddle Avenue, Suite 101
Newark, DE 19701

Stroke survivors, their caregivers, family, friends and medical professionals are invited to attend our monthly meetings. At some meetings, outside speakers will focus on related health care topics and other important issues. At other meetings, a general support group is held.

For more information, call Julia Santini at 302-838-4700, or email [email protected]

The Aphasia Book Club

Meets every Monday from 12 to 1 p.m. over a series of up to 10 weeks,
depending on the book being discussed

Call for details 302-838-4700 on joining this group.

$10 per person/per session

Aphasia Education Group

There are currently two groups that meet virtually once a month.

Call 302-838-4700 or 302-320-7610 for details on joining these sessions. 

 

Bereavement/Grief/Loss Groups

 

Vitas Healthcare
60 minutes weekly or monthly via zoom.

Spanish group, Men’s group, Women’s group, LGBTQ+
COVID loss, Seniors and Loss, General loss, Parental loss, Spousal loss

https://www.vitas.com/family-and-caregiver-support/grief-and-bereavement/grief-support/phone-in-grief-support-groups

 

Delaware Hospice
6 week groups online or via call

All Losses Start Dates 10/22 ;10/29; 11/5
Young Partner/Spouse Loss 11/4
Adult Loss of Parent 10/26
Bi-Monthly Drop-In for Loss of Partner/Spouse 11/3 ; 11/16

Grief Support Calendar

Compassionate Friends: Brandywine Hundred Chapter

Silverside Church- possibly on hold due to COVID
Support group for parent or grandparents who have lost a child

https://www.compassionatefriends.org/chapter/brandywine-hundred-chapter/

Delaware Grief Awareness Consortium is a group of interested volunteers with expertise and experience in the delivery of supportive services to grieving children and adults. The Consortium’s mission is to promote the public’s understanding of the processes and expression of grief in friends, families, and communities and to connect people with help and resources when and where they are needed. With compassion, resources, and a grief-aware community, there is hope for healing.

“Many members of the Delaware Grief Awareness Consortium have experienced a significant loss and want to share their insights, help and hope with you.”

If you would like us to help on your journey, please contact us.  We can be reached by sending email to:  [email protected].

Delaware Grief Awareness Consortium is a group of interested volunteers with expertise and experience in the delivery of supportive services to grieving children and adults. The Consortium’s mission is to promote the public’s understanding of the processes and expression of grief in friends, families, and communities and to connect people with help and resources when and where they are needed. With compassion, resources, and a grief-aware community, there is hope for healing.

“Many members of the Delaware Grief Awareness Consortium have experienced a significant loss and want to share their insights, help and hope with you.”

If you would like us to help on your journey, please contact us.  We can be reached by sending email to:  [email protected].

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