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COVID-19 has changed the way of life here in Delaware, but the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families continues to push forward. We hold strong in our mission to promote the safety and well-being of children and families through prevention, intervention, treatment and rehabilitative services.

Below are resources for community partners, families and DSCYF staff as we go through this time. The materials include links to wellness resources and self-care, information on how to support children and connections to community groups and services.

Above all, remember: You are resilient and we will get through this together.

Delaware Coronavirus News

Division of Public Health Call Center
Individuals with general questions about coronavirus can reach out to the Division of Public Health Call Center at 1-866-408-1899 or email at Individuals with hearing impairment can call 7-1-1.

Main Information:

Additional Information: Child Care Resources and Guidance

From now through the State of Emergency, only child care providers designated as emergency child care sites can remain open. Otherwise, child care programs were directed to close April 6. For more information, please go to

Important Phone Numbers

Always reach out to 9-1-1 in emergencies.

Report Child Abuse or Neglect

Mental Health Supports

  • Delaware’s Child Priority Response Hotline:

  • Crisis Text Line (for youth):
    Text DE to the number 741-741

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
    (800) 273-TALK (8255)

  • DSCYF Access Unit (for general mental health questions and to be connected to resources):
    Call 1-800-722-7710 or email

Youth Rehabilitative Services Phone Numbers
For parents and caregivers looking to reach out to their children residing in Youth Rehabilitative Services facilities during this time please call - 302-633-2620