CEEP is committed to connecting our families with valuable community programs and resources.
- Support for Children with Special Needs and their Families:
- Autism DE:
- Helping Families and Children Affected by Autism
- DE Family Voices:
- “Supporting Children and Families with Special Needs”
- Down Syndrome DE:
- “Founded in 1979, the Down Syndrome Association of Delaware is a statewide non-profit support group, organized and managed by parents of people with Down syndrome. We are a supportive resource, advocating for the acceptance and understanding that allows individuals with Down syndrome to achieve the same level of access and opportunity as their peers.”
- Family Shade:
- “Family SHADE, the Family Support and Healthcare Alliance Delaware: A community dedicated to supporting families of children with disabilities and chronic medical conditions.”
- Special Olympics DE:
MISSION- “The mission of Special Olympics Delaware is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for more than 4,200 children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.”
- Autism DE:
- Agencies/Programs that offer multiple Resources/Supports:
- Delaware 211–Delaware’s FREE online human service referrals & community resources. Call 211 or visit http://www.delaware211.org/ for “One Stop Shopping” support.
- Delaware Division of Health and Social Services (DHSS)–Apply for Purchase of Care, SNAP, TANF, WIC, Medicaid, and http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/index.html
- Community Centers:
- Garfield Park Community Activity and Recreation Center: Garfield Park offers activities and programs for children and adults such as computer courses and exercise/fitness programs. Visit http://www.nccde.org/463/Programs
- Kingswood Community Center (KCC): KCC has an Early Learning Center, Youth & Teen Programs, Community Programs, and Adult Programs. Visit http://www.kgwcc.org/
- Latin American Community Center (LACC): LACC has an Early Learning Center, Family Programs, Youth & Teen Programs, Adult Programs, and Community Programs. Call 302-655-7338 or visit http://www.thelatincenter.org/
- Rose Hill Community Center: Rose Hill supports two senior centers, a Head Start, a Boys & Girls Club program, youth, teen, and adult programs and services, fitness programs, and frequent events to support the community. Visit http://www.rosehillcommunitycenter.org/
- Directory for Human Services for Delaware: http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dssc/files/2015_hsdirectory.pdf
- Family/Parenting Support:
- Child, Inc.–Helping children and families in crisis. Child, Inc. offers emergency shelter for children, domestic violence support, and parenting courses. Call 302-762-8989 or visit https://www.childinc.com/
- Children and Families First (CFF): CFF offers many FREE services and programs, including parenting courses, support programs for children of all ages, family resources, workplace support, and foster care and adoption support. Call 302-658-5177 or visit http://www.cffde.org/strengthening-families-program
- Parents as Teachers: Parents as Teachers offers FREE home visiting services, annual family conferences, weekly playgroups, and monthly family nights. Call 302-454-5955 to learn more.
- Financial Support:
- Stand By Me: Stand By Me teaches you how to take control of your finances, today! Have you experienced foreclosure, job loss, or do you need a Fresh Start? Call 302-255-9621 or visit http://standbymede.org/ to learn about the FREE, AMAZING programs offered by Stand By Me.
- Food/Meals Support:
- Apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program/Food Stamps: Call 302-444-8073 or visit http://www.fbd.org/snap-outreach/ to apply.
- Colonial’s FREE Summer Food Program: Operated Monday-Thursday in the summer, and offering FREE breakfast and lunch to ALL children 18 and younger. Click here to see the Food Program Sites: http://www.colonialschooldistrict.org/community/summer-food-program/
- Food Bank of Delaware: Visit http://www.fbd.org/
- WIC: Supplemental Nutrition Program for Woman, Infants, and Children. If you receive Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or you meet the income guidelines below, your child may be eligible for WIC. For more information, please contact Lynaida Diaz, WIC Outreach Coordinator, at (302) 292-1305 ext 267 or email@example.com Taylor Massey, WIC Outreach Nutritionist, (302) 292-1305 ext 268 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit http://dhss.delaware.gov/dph/chca/dphwichominf01.html to learn more.
- Head Starts:
- New Directions Head Start (NDHS): Looking for services for your birth-age three child and/or for your family? Visit http://www.ndehs.udel.edu/home/ to learn about all of the FREE services that NDHS offers.
- NCC Head Start: Looking for FREE preschool programming in the New Castle area? Visit http://www.ncchs.org/ to learn more.
- Wilmington Head Start: Looking for FREE preschool programming in Wilmington? Visit http://www.wilmheadstart.org/ to learn more.
- Health Care-Physical, Behavioral and Mental Health Programs:
- DeLaWarr State Service Center–Less than two miles from Colwyck/Leach. Receive dental care, apply for Purchase of Care, SNAP, TANF, WIC, Medicaid, and more. Call 302-622-4500 or visit http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/main/maps/dsscmap/delawarr.htm
- Henrietta Johnson Medical Center (HJMC): HJMC offers pediatric care, women’s health care, dental care, immunizations, blood work, behavioral health support, cancer screenings, help with accessing medical insurance, and SO MUCH MORE! Call 302-655-6187 or visit http://www.hjmc.org/
- Housing Support:
- Delaware 211–Call 211 or visit http://www.delaware211.org/ for help with housing needs.
- Wilmington Housing Authority: Learn about Public Housing and how to apply. Visit https://whadelaware.org/programs/publichousing/
- NCC Public Libraries in Colonial–Visit each library’s website to learn about FREE activities for children and families:
- Parents as Teachers (PAT)— PAT offers weekly playgroups, evening events for families, and home visits. CLICK HERE to learn more.
- Group classes, such as dance, ballet, and karate, and sports opportunities are available. Scholarships are available.