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Find out what’s going on at DGS and learn more about the exciting things that are happening with our clients and in the communities we serve.

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day

In recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day, the Delaware Children’s Department is raising awareness of suicide warning signs and helpful resources, especially during this unprecedented global pandemic. #WorldSuicidePreventionDay, #WSPD, #bethelight, #WSPD2021

Project Innovation Winner

Project Innovation Winner

Local nonprofit awarded $25,000 to expand their Outpatient/Therapeutic Support for Families program.

Trauma Awareness Month

Trauma Awareness Month

May 2021 is the third annual Trauma Awareness Month in Delaware. This year includes a series of webinars, the Compassionate Champion Awards, a State Agency Summit and more events and opportunities to recognize the work taking place across the state.

2020 Compassionate Champion award

2020 Compassionate Champion award

DGS is a 2020 Delaware Compassionate Champion award recipient! We are so proud to be recognized for our dedication and determination to serve children, youth, and families using a trauma-informed approach.

Delaware 211

Delaware 211

Through this initiative, families can call Delaware 211 and press 4 to get connected to resources to help them better support the educational development of their children.

Project THRIVE

Project THRIVE

A new initiative by the Department of Education (Project THRIVE) to provide support for children who have been traumatized. Support provided through licensed therapists in the community, experienced in trauma informed practice, at no charge to families.

Equity Challenge Champion

Equity Challenge Champion

The 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge, powered by United Way of Delaware (UWDE) and YWCA Delaware (YWCA), is your chance to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership, by joining thousands of other Delawareans in a 21-day journey of self-discovery that you complete online, wherever you are comfortable.

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: (344) 532-2352

New Castle County

261 Chapman Road
Suite 102
Newark, DE 19702

P: (302) 455-9333

Kent County

103 Mont Blanc Boulevard
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