We’re hiring for a variety of positions to help meet the needs of our community. Join our team today!
Newly Improved Outpatient Counseling Referral Form
Be sure to download and submit our latest outpatient referral form.
Statewide Youth Crisis Response Services
are available 24-hours a day/365 days a year for children and teens (ages 2-18). Our skilled crisis intervention clinicians come to wherever you are, whenever you need it, to provide counseling and support.
Open House & Tour
We’d like to thank all who came out to celebrate our partnership (and new space) at the Community Building.
This new collaboration only strengthens our ability to provide quality behavioral health services for our Delaware youth and their families.
DGS received $25,000 donation from the American Gift Fund
Funds will be used to support critical behavioral health services for children and youth in Delaware.
24hrs of Giving
Thank you to those who donated to DGS through the ‘DO MORE 24’ campaign! Your donation provides Delaware’s children, teens, and families with quality behavioral health services.
Building Resilient Families
Serving Delaware since 1953, DGS is Delaware’s largest provider of behavioral health services for children and families.
The 'Gold Seal of Approval' from the Joint Commisssion
The highest national standards for safety and quality of care and is committed to continually improving patient care.
Serving Delaware since 1953, DGS is Delaware’s largest provider of non-residential behavioral health services for children and families.
Take a minute to remind a friend to take a deep breath and practice self-care.
Life can be hard—we’re here for each other.
If you or someone you know needs help, call our Crisis Hotline at 1-800-969-HELP (4357)
Providing a full spectrum of statewide services
Agency-Based Child & Family Services
School & Community-Based Services
Intensive Home & Community-Based Family Services
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.
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.
Preventing more overdoses among kids
Why Delaware believes schools, parents are key to preventing more overdoses among kids.
Social Media Affecting Your Child’s Mental Health?
U.S. Surgeon General issued an advisory about social media’s impact on youth mental health. While social media can provide benefits for some children and youth, there is a growing body of research about potential harms social media use poses.
Pride Month 2023
June is pride month. Celebrate the ones you love by supporting local businesses, non-profits, and community groups that uplift and enrich the lives of LGBTQIA+ people in Delaware!
Help Starts Here
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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
1200 N. French Street
Community Education Building 7th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801
P: (302) 652-3948
New Castle County
261 Chapman Road
Newark, DE 19702
P: (302) 455-9333
103 Mont Blanc Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904
P: (302) 678-3020
31168 Learning Lane
Lewes, DE 19958
P: (302) 645-5338
900 Health Services Drive
Seaford, DE 19973
P: (302) 262-3505