Domestic Violence Hotline: 302-762-6110 || Runaway Youth Hotline: 302-762-6373 || Agency Phone Number: 302-762-8989


Domestic Violence Services


24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline

The Domestic Violence Hotline is a crisis service and informational resource for people experiencing domestic violence in New Castle County, Delaware. Bi-lingual staff assists Spanish speaking callers. Some calls result in women entering either of the two sheltering programs for safety and refuge. Most callers are provided information about resources and options available to domestic violence victims. Many callers to the hotline are referred to additional CHILD, Inc. programs, including, support groups, classes or counseling.  Learn More


Emergency Shelters for Battered Women and their Children

CHILD, Inc. operates two shelters for battered women and their children, one in Southern New Castle County (Sarah’s House) and the second in Northern New Castle County, (Martha’s Carriage House). The mission of CHILD, Inc.’s sheltering program is to reduce domestic violence by providing safety, support, and advocacy to victims. If a Spanish-speaking client seeks refuge at either Martha’s Carriage House or Sarah’s House, she will receive additional help from bilingual case managers. Call the Domestic Violence Hotline for more information about shelter services, (302) 762-6110.   Learn More    Shelter Wish List


Family Visitation Centers

CHILD, Inc. provides supervised exchange for off-site visitation, or monitored on-site visitation for children from homes where there has been domestic violence or sexual abuse. Currently there are two visitation centers in New Castle County. Call (302) 283-7518 for more information about the Family Visitation Centers.    Learn More     View Wish List


Domestic Violence Advocacy Program

This program helps to empower victims of domestic violence by guiding them through the Family Court system as they seek protection from their abusive partners. CHILD, Inc. staff and volunteers are based in each of the Family Court buildings.   Learn More

New Castle County (302) 255-0420
Kent County (302) 672-1075
Sussex County (302) 856-5843

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