Domestic Violence
Coordinating Council (DVCC)

Immigration Committee

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Immigrant Committee - DVCC logoImmigrant victims of domestic violence – whether documented or undocumented – face a number of barriers when seeking help and are less likely to report crimes or seek police assistance because they fear they will be reported to federal immigration authorities and deported. This committee, made up of service providers, advocates, survivors of domestic violence and other interested parties openly discusses the additional barriers confronting an Immigrant Victim and works to effectuate change. The committee also maintains an open dialogue about the constantly changing laws, service issues and needs of the immigrant victim.

Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence Guide for Advocates

Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence Guide For Advocates
The Guide provides practical tips and considerations to help advocates address the complex and unique needs of an immigrant victim.


Laura Graham, Esq.
At-Large Member
Staff Information:
Sara Paris, Planner IV
See calendar for meeting dates


Domestic Violence Services

New Castle County

Child, Inc. Domestic Violence Treatment Program

Latin American Community Center
Mental Health Services 302-295-2169
Domestic Violence Services 302-295-2173

The LACC provides mental health services, short and long term case management, substance abuse prevention, advocacy for victims of crime, and more.

YWCA Delaware, Home Life Management Center

An innovative residential program designed for emergency and transitional housing. Our program provides a spectrum of supportive services in a safe and stable environment for women and men with children and two-parent families who find themselves destitute.

Kent/Sussex Counties

Abriendo Puertas at People’s Place II, Inc. (Spanish)
302-422-5015 (Bilingual Hotline)
Hotline:  302-745-9874

Abriendo Puertas is an emergency shelter program for Latina women and children in domestic violence situations in Sussex County. Abriendo Puertas also offers family therapy, case management, and transition services.

La Esperanza

Trauma-based counseling and support services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.  Mental health counseling and support services

The SAFE Program at People’s Place II, Inc.
302-422-8058 (24 hours)
Northern Kent County
(302) 678-3886 (24 hours)

Safety planning, support, domestic violence information and referrals

Turning Point at People’s Place II, Inc.

Turning Point offers a broad range of services throughout Kent and Sussex Counties for domestic violence offenders and victims and children affected by domestic violence.


Legal Services

Delaware Volunteer Legal Services, Inc.(DVLS)
New Castle County 302-478-8850
Kent & Sussex Counties  888-225-0582

Assists clients with problems relating to Protection from Abuse, divorce and custody cases involving domestic violence, guardianship, housing, Landlord/Tenant, wills, government benefits, home ownership and consumer issues

Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (CLASI)
New Castle County  302-575-0660
Kent County 302-674-8500
Sussex County 302-856-0038

Provides free legal services to people with disabilities, older citizens (60 and over), victims of housing discrimination, people living in poverty, victims of domestic violence and immigrant victims of crime, abuse and neglect.

CHILD, Inc. Domestic Violence Advocacy Program
New Castle County 302-255-0420
Kent County 302-672-1075
Sussex County 302-856-5843

Help with PFA Orders (does not include ‘legal advice’ but will assist with the process)




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