Immigration Resource Brochure
*Developed by the Immigration Committee   Domestic Violence Coordinating Council
(This document requires legal sized paper to print out.)

Working with Immigrant Victims/Resource List

Applying for Immigration Benefits As a Battered Spouse or Child
Children and Domestic Violence

Department of Services for Children, Youth, 
and Their Families

1825 Faulkland Rd, Wilmington, DE 19805-1195
Bi-lingual persons available to assist with domestic incidents involving children and the Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families.

Domestic Violence Coordinating Council
Children and Domestic Violence Committee
DVCC Staff Person: Bridget V. Poulle (302-255-0406 or

Delaware Shelter for Immigrant Women

Abriendo Puertas
Latino/a Domestic Violence Hotline (Kent & Sussex Counties)
302-745-9874 or 302-745-9873
24-hour on-call bi-lingual hotline, shelter, and advocacy.

Delaware Courts/Translation

Franny M. Haney
Administrative Office of the Courts
Court translation.

Immigration Service Providers

Office of Foreign Born, Office of the Attorney General
820 N. French Street, 6th Floor
Wilmington, DE  19801
Contact Person:  Gladys Crespo, Director Service for Foreign Born

Legal Services for Immigrant Victims/Offenders

Community Legal Aid Society
100 W. 10th Street, Suite 801
Wilmington, Delaware  19801
Contact Person:  Sister Madeline Welch,
Sussex County:  302-856-0038
Contact Person: Lexie McFassle,

La Esperanza
216 N. Race Street
Georgetown, Delaware
Contact Person: 
Michelle Jewell (Monday, Wednesday)
Sister Ascencion Venegas, CONTACT person

Latin American Community Center
403 N. Van Buren St
Wilmington, DE 19805
Paralegal available five days per week and lawyer available on Thursdays for civil issues related to domestic violence and sexual assault. Bi-lingual support groups for victims of domestic violence.

Support Groups for Immigrant Victims/Offenders

Catholic Charities
Bi-lingual counselors available for one-on-one counseling.

Child, Inc.
507 Philadelphia Pike
Wilmington, Delaware  19809
Certified Offender Programs
Victim Support Groups

Children and Families First
410 South Bedford Street
Georgetown, Delaware  19947
302-856-2388, extension 135
Fax: 302-856-2196
Contact Person: Yvonne Dodd
Bi-lingual support groups for victims and offenders.

La Esperanza
216 N. Race Street
Georgetown, Delaware

Latin American Center 
Contact Person: Clemence Overall
Bi-lingual support groups for victims. 

Turning Point at People's Place
Certified Offender Programs
Contact Person: Juan Rodriquez

Police-Based Advocates (Bi-Lingual)

Georgetown Police Department
Bi-Lingual Advocate, Ruby Keply-Chacon: 302-856-6613 or 302-856-7374 

Protection From Abuse Order 
Informational Brochure, Spanish
Delaware Family Court

Web Links

Latina resources and Spanish-language information as indicated on the Battered Women's Justice website.

Department of Justice

Mirta Collazo, 302-856-5353, ext. 152