Our statewide youth crisis response services

are available 24-hours a day / 365 days a year for children and teens (ages 2-18) who:

  • Have identified to be at risk of harm to themselves or others
  • Have experienced recent trauma
  • May be experiencing mental health symptoms
  • Are seeking help for managing emotional and/or behavioral health problems

All DGS services are now being provided through telehealth. Call us today.

Offering treatment & service options

for youth and their families. All DGS services are now being provided through telehealth.

Building Resilient Families

All DGS services are now being provided through telehealth. Call us today to learn more.

Delaware’s largest provider of mental health services for children and families.

We're Growing

We’re hiring for a variety of positions to help meet the needs of our community. Join our team today!

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DGS is Delaware’s largest provider of non-residential mental health services for children and families.

Providing a full spectrum of statewide services

Agency-Based Child & Family Services

School & Community-Based Services

Intensive Home & Community-Based Family Services

Outpatient Counseling

Outpatient counseling is also called “talk therapy” or just “therapy.” It’s a process of courageous conversations with a trained counselor that can help children, teens, and their parents or guardians in various difficult situations.

Outpatient Counseling in Schools & Community Organizations

Our therapists listen, guide, encourage, problem-solve, and advocate with students to improve school attendance, classroom behaviors, and academic performance.

DGS Clinical Team Support & Therapy for Families

Our statewide Outpatient/Therapeutic Support for Families (OP/TSF) program is for children and teens who need more than one counseling session per week to make the necessary changes in their young lives.

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

Most every parent has experienced a child’s occasional temper tantrum, but when meltdowns, hitting, and shoving begin to make life impossible, it’s time for an intervention.

Trauma Support Services for Educators & Community Organizations

Our community-based services are available to children outside of school, such as Boys and Girls Clubs, and PAL Centers.

24-Hour Community-Based Crisis Response

Our skilled crisis intervention clinicians come to wherever you are, whenever you need it, to provide counseling and support.

Psychiatry Services

The Family-Based Mental Health Services program (FBMHS) at DGS provides care for children with the highest of needs.

Therapeutic Classroom Support

DGS clinicians are also in some special classrooms. These classrooms are for students who aren’t functioning well in a typical school setting.

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Project THRIVE

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(302) 652-3948

Our Locations


Each office shares the same dedication and vision in providing families with needed services.
All are located in the state of Delaware.


New Castle County

1213 Delaware Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19806

P: (302) 652-3948

New Castle County

261 Chapman Road
Suite 102
Newark, DE 19702

P: (302) 455-9333

Kent County

103 Mont Blanc Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904

P: (302) 678-3020

Sussex County

31168 Learning Lane
Lewes, DE 19958

P: (302) 645-5338

Sussex County

900 Health Services Drive
Seaford, DE 19973

P: (302) 262-3505