Delaware Courts have ended the judicial emergency as of July 13, 2021.

For Parents, Caregivers & Families

Resources for Adults and Children

OCA does not provide legal advice or assistance to adults. Please see the resources below for assistance in a variety of areas.

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Civil/Family Court Matters:
Family Court
Community Legal Aid Society (CLASI)
Delaware Volunteer Legal Services (DVLS)
Legal Services Corporation (LSC)
Limited Pro-Bono Legal Assistance Program - (302) 255-2599

Criminal Matters:
Office of the Public Defender

Child Support Matters:
Division of Child Support Enforcement

Counseling/Family Support:
Child Inc.
Children and Families First
Delaware Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services
Delaware Guidance Services
Jewish Family Services
Latin American Community Center

School/Special Education Matters:
Parent Information Center (PIC)
Community Legal Aid Society (CLASI)
Delaware Department of Education

Victim's Resources:
Attorney General's Office
Victim's Compensation

Child Abuse Prevention and Education:
Prevent Child Abuse Delaware
I See the
Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth & Their Families

Employment Resources:
Bureau of Labor Statistics Career Exploration
Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook for Youth
Career Builder
Career Info Net - Employability Checkup
Career Info Net - Skills Profiler
Career One Stop
Corporation for National and Community Service
Delaware Economic Development Office
Delaware Food Bank Culinary Arts Program
Delaware Department of Labor
Delaware Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Delaware JobLink
Get Noticed First
Goodwill Community Foundation
Goodwill of Delaware
Job Corps
Jobs for Delaware Graduates
Junior Achievement Delaware
Linked In
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
O Net Center
O Net Online
Preparing Adolescents for Young Adulthood
State of Delaware Services
T. A. R. G. E. T.
The Challenge Program
The Hospitality School
United States Department of Labor
Youth Rules

Transitions Resources:
Casey Life Skills (CLS) Assessment
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Delaware Center for Justice
Delaware Girls Initiative
Delaware Successful Transitions Initiative
Delaware Youth Advisory Council
Elizabeth W. Murphey Independent Living Services
Foster Club Permanency Pact
Foster Club’s Transition Toolkit
Girls Inc.
Goodwill Community Foundation
Kind to Kids
Live Wire Media
Office of the Child Advocate
One Simple Wish
People's Place Independent Living Services
Preparing Adolescents for Young Adulthood (part 1)
Preparing Adolescents for Young Adulthood (part 2)
Preparing Adolescents for Young Adulthood (part 3)
Preparing Adolescents for Young Adulthood (part 4)
United Way of Delaware
West End Neighborhood House
Youth Transition Resource Center

Physical and Mental Health Resources:
10 Tips for Foster Parents
Act Against Violence
Ambient Care Walk-In Medical Center
Bayhealth (Kent General & Milford Memorial Hospitals)
Beebe Medical Center
BRandywine Counseling
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Center for Disease Control’s Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE)
Center for Young Women's Health
Choose Health Delaware
Child Inc.
Children Now
Christiana Care Health System
Counseling Referrals for New Castle County
Delaware ASSIST
Delaware Healthcare Resource Guide 2013
Delaware Health and Social Services
Delaware Health and Social Services Office Locations Listing
Dover Behavioral Health
Eden Hill Medical Center
Food Assistance Kent County
Food Assistance New Castle County
Food Pantries in New Castle County
Free Teen USA
Health Resources
Help Me Succeed
Henrietta Johnson Medical Center
I Wanna Know!
It's My life
Kids Health
La Red Health Center
La Esperanza
Love is Respect
Mother and Baby Home Care
MTV It's your (SEX) Life
Nanticoke Health Services
National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
National Teen Pregnancy Prevantion Month
Nemours / Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Foster Case Health Program
New York Medical Guide for Youth in Foster Care
Our Story Our Words
People's Place
Planned Parenthood of Delaware
Rockford Center
Sex, etc.
Sex Education and Effective Programs
SIECUS (Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States)
St. Francis Health Care
Stay Teen/a>
Teens Health
The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
Tide's Behavioral Health
Trauma Lerning Policy Initiative
USDA's Food Nutrition
Westside Family Healthcare
Westside Family Healthcare Office Manager Contacts
Young Men's Health
Young Parents Guide: Unplanned Pregnancy
Young Parents Guide: Sexuality, STD and Pregnancy Prevention

Housing and Transportation Resources:
Bethany House - 601 N. Jackson Street Wilmington, De 19805 (302) 594-9458
Choices for Community Living
Delaware Housing Search
Delaware State Housing Authority
Department of Motor Vehicle Online Services
Dover Housing Authority - 76 Stevenson Drive Dover, DE 19901 (302) 678-1965
Eight -O- One
Elizabeth W. Murphey School Transitional Housing
Emmaus House
Family Promise of Northern New Castle County
Home Life Management Center
Home of the Brave
Housing in a Hurry
House of Joseph 1
K.I.S.H. Home, Inc.
The Elizabeth House Family Life Center, Inc.
Mary Mother of Hope House 1 - For single women
Mary Mother of Hope House 2 and 3 - For women and children
NAMI of Delaware
Newark Housing Authority
People's PLace Whatcoat Social Services
People's Place SAFE
Peoples' Place Abriendo Puertas
Preparing Adolescents for Young Adulthood
Salvation Army Delaware
Sunday Breakfast Mission
The Shepherd Place
West End Neighborhood House Life Lines Program
Wilmington Housing Authority

900 King Street
Suite 210
Wilmington, DE 19801
Main line: (302) 255-1730
Fax: (302) 577-6831

400 Court Street
Dover, DE 19901
Fax: (302) 672-1125

6 West Market Street
Suite 1
Georgetown, DE 19947
Main line: (302) 856-5720
Fax: (302) 677-7027