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400 N. Broad St
Middletown, DE, 19709

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Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30
Sat & Sun Closed

Phone number
302-376-4399

Why We Do What We Do

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Independent Living Resources

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External Resources

Directory of Human Services (2017 Edition)

External Delaware Statewide Resource Guide

Support Services Resource Guide (UPDATED 2017)

 

NCIL Projects:

Federal Agencies, Disability Organizations, and General Resources

Diversity and Inclusion

Youth with Disabilities

Veterans with Disabilities

Seniors with Disabilities

Parenting and Disability

Housing

Housing for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

The State of Housing in the First State 2019

 

Housing Alliance Delaware

Go Here

Ending Homelessness in Delaware

Read Here

 

Delaware Housing Search

https://delawarehousingsearch.org/

 

National Homelessness

https://nationalhomeless.org/

 

Read Current Status Report Here

 

Project Know

https://www.projectknow.com/sober-living/

 

NAMI Secure Housing

https://www.nami.org/Your-Journey/Individuals-with-Mental-Illness/Finding-Stable-Housing

 

  1. S. Census Housing Stock

https://www.census.gov/topics/housing.html

 

HUD Housing Data

https://www.hud.gov/library/bookshelf03

 

Disability Statics, Cornell

https://www.disabilitystatistics.org/

 

Help With Home Repairs

 

USDA Rural Development 504 Loan

https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/single-family-housing-repair-loans-grants

 

Neighborhood House, Inc.

https://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/neighborhood_house_assistance_.html

 

Habitat for Humanity

https://www.habitatncc.org/

 

Lutheran Community Services Home Repair

https://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/delaware_lutheran_community_se.html

 

City of Newark, Planning Department, Home Improvement Loan Programs

https://newarkde.gov/285/Housing-Assistance-Programs

 

HUD Apartment Search and Section 8 Voucher Program

Go Here

 

HUD Home Repairs Program

https://www.hud.gov/states/delaware/homeownership/homerepairs

 

Newark Senior Center Home Repair Program

https://newarkseniorcenter.com/home-repair-programs/

 

Security Deposit and Utility Assistance

 

Catholic Charities Basic Needs Assistance Programs

https://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/delaware_catholic_charities_as.html

 

First State Community Action

https://www.shelterlistings.org/details/26408

 

Lutheran Community Services

https://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/delaware_lutheran_community_se.html

 

FAITH Center

http://www.lcsde.org/faithcenter.php

 

Salvation Army

https://pa.salvationarmy.org/delaware-command

 

West End Neighborhood House

http://www.westendnh.org/

 

St. Vincent De Paul

https://www.svdpusa.org/Assistance-Services

 

Whatcoat Emergency Services

http://peoplesplace2.com/programs-services/whatcoat-social-services/

 

Friendship House

https://www.friendshiphousede.org/delaware-homeless/our-programs/

 

Re-Entry Delaware

 

Sojourners Place Re-Entry/Residential

https://www.sojournersplace.org/re-entry-services.html

 

Project New Start

https://www.project-new-start.org/

 

Delaware Re-Entry Consortium

https://www.guidestar.org/profile/74-3192378

 

Community Reintegration Services Program

Here

 

Connections CSP

https://connectionscsp.org/

 

First State Community Action

https://www.firststatecaa.org/

 

Non-profit Resources

Family Shade

http://www.familyshade.org

 

Expanding Options

https://expandingoptions.org

 

Christopher Reeve Foundation

https://www.christopherreeve.org/

 

Center for Disabilities Studies, University of Delaware

https://www.cds.udel.edu/

Community Resources

AVAILABLE COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Updated (August 2020)

Christiana Care Community Resource Guide

These resources were compiled to make your daily life less stressful and safer. This list does NOT represent an endorsement and is NOT meant to be comprehensive. Please call the business to make sure that their policies/hours have not changed! And above all, stay safe!

STATE OF DELAWARE CORONAVIRUS HOTLINE: 866-408-1899 or 211
Coronavirus@Delaware.gov
De.gov/healthycommunities
cdc.gov
New information about Delaware’s Re-Openings: Governor@delaware.gov

GROCERIES:
Shoprite on 202 (302-477-3270): Curbside pickup is available by ordering through http://www.shoprite.com MAKE SURE YOU INDICATE THAT YOUR STORE IS THE ONE AT BRANDYWINE COMMONS. Park in one of the Shop at Home spaces located near the front of the store and call the phone number on the sign for delivery to your car. Hint: Put your name on a sign so they can recognize you!

Shoprite in Newport (302-999-1227) or Walnut Street (302-225-6900): order online and pick-up curbside by parking in the Shop at Home spaces and call the phone number on the sign for delivery to your car.

Booth’s Corner Farmer’s Market (610-485-0775): curbside pickup available by certain vendors, such as Petersham Produce (610-485-7746); B & C Nut was selling 2-ply face masks (610-494-0342).

Highland Orchards (302-478-0402) order online at http://www.HighlandOrchardsFarmMarket.com and pickup curbside (15% gratuity added to your order). Call 302-635-0124 when you get to the lot and they will place your order in your trunk. Displaying a sign with your name is helpful.

Marini Produce (302-475-5754): order online and either pickup curbside or get it delivered with a $25 minimum purchase and a $5 delivery charge within an 8-mile radius.

Ramsey’s Farm, 500 Ramsey Rd (302- 477-1499): Now open weekends, but call to check times as they keep changing their hours! Friday from 1-4 and weekends from 9 am- 4 pm; limited produce availability (corn, tomatoes, peppers, onion, cucumbers). Bring your own bags!

Janssen’s (302-654-9941, ext. 3): call-in orders for curbside pickup.

Target (302-478-2500): curbside for non-perishables, but call for further information.

Kreston Liquors (302-652-3792): order online at http://www.KrestonWines.com or via phone for curbside. They only accept the credit card at curbside!

Produce Junction (610-497-3075): Call to order for curbside pickup

SENIOR MEALS IN NORTH WILMINGTON: Siegel JCC
Subsidized lunches are available Monday through Friday for Seniors with home delivery via JFS volunteers to 19703, 19802, 19803, 19806 and 19810 zip codes; call: Amie Baker at 302-757-0395 or email: ABaker@jfs.org for more information. Menus can be found on the JCC website https://www.siegeljcc.org/main/virtual-jcc/; orders must be submitted by the previous Friday. Cost is $3.35 per meal and should be left in an envelope outside your door.

MEDICINES
Concord Pharmacy (302-478-1212): free delivery and has COVID supplies including face masks.

CVS on Concord Pike (302-478-1510 for pharmacy) has a drive-through window where prescriptions and other items can be picked up. CVS also offers free delivery to your home with a prescription refill. They will only deliver non-perishables.

Rite Aid-Senior Hours-9 am-10 am daily

Walgreen’s on Naamans Road (302-246-1933): can order online or via phone and pickup at the drive-through window.

Walgreen’s on Concord Pike (Talleyville) (302-478-4335): Call and ask for front end and place your order. Grocery/sundry pick-ups are in front AFTER calling to say you are there. There is a drive-through window for medicines only!

POST OFFICE/Miscellaneous
US Postal Service: Sign up for a free account on http://www.usps.com. You can then schedule a home pickup, order stamps, or order free shipping supplies including “no weigh” Priority mail boxes all online! Priority mail take 3-4 days to be delivered.

Greeting Cards: Order online at hallmark.com and you can pick up your cards at the Friendly Gift Shop or any Matthew’s Hallmark Shop; curbside pickup available at Friendly Gift Shop (302-475-6560)

HARDWARE:
Action Hardware in Branmar Plaza (302-475-5811): call to order

Fairfax Hardware on Rt. 202 (302-656-2139): call to order

Lowes on Naamans Road (302-479-7799) and Home Depot, Miller Road (302-762-3501) and Naamans Road (302-791-0200): order on-line for curbside pickup.

Staples on Rt. 202 (302-477-1162): you must go in the store to provide your credit card! Better to order online at staples.com for shipping to your address.

SENIOR/VULNERABLE INDIVIDUAL SHOPPING HOURS: USUALLY THE FIRST HOUR OF BUSINESS OPENING- PLEASE RECHECK AS SOME STORES ARE NOW OPENING EARLIER!

Aldi’s-Tuesdays and Thursdays-8:30 am-9:30 am-Brookhaven, PA store-1-855-955-2534 and Kirkwood Hwy Store-610-450-4250
Acme Supermarkets: 7-9 am
Costco: Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am-10 am
CVS: 9-10 am on Wednesday
Dollar Tree-first hour each day-8 am-9 am
Giant: 6 -7 am
Shoprite: 6 -7 am
Sprouts: 7-8 am-302-467-2344
Staples: 8-9 am on Monday and Friday
Rite Aide: 9-10 am
Trader Joe’s: 8-9 am-302-478-8494
Walgreen’s: 8-9 am on Tuesday
Wegman’s: 7-8 am on Tuesday-1-484-785-9900
Whole Foods: 7-8 am-1-610-358-1133

LARGE STORES/MALLS: Curbside (Order online and pickup at store) and Senior Hours

Best Buy-Wednesday from 10-11 am
Barnes & Noble-Monday from 9-10 am
Bed, Bath & Beyond-Tuesday and Wednesday-9-10 am
Boscov’s-Monday from 11 am-noon
Christiana Mall- several stores are offering curbside pick- go to christianamall.com to find out
Christmas Trees Shop-9-10 am
Dick’s
Kohl’s-Wednesday from 10-11 am
Macy’s-Curbside from 11- 7 pm
Marshall’s, TJ MAXX and Homegoods-Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-10 am-
Michael’s
Petco
REI- Tuesday and Thursday- 9-10 am (one hour before store opening)- Curbside from 10 am-6 pm- 302-369-1938
Target-Tuesday and Wednesday from 8-9 am
Talbot’s-Personal shopping appointments available
Ulta Beauty

ICE CREAM STORES:

Friendly’s: call 302-478-4975 for curbside
Rita’s: Order at the window-Silverside location (302-477-1572) has an order window and a separate receive order window
Sweet Lucy’s: Order at the drive thru window in the back-optional to call ahead to order: 302-477-0777
Yummi Berri: Wear a mask and enter store and tell worker what you would like to order-302-478-0200

 

MISCELLANEOUS:
Free Errand Service for seniors 60 and over who cannot leave their homes. Examples of services provided include: pick-up of prescriptions and groceries, post office trips, etc. Offered by the Delaware Division of Aging & Disabilities; call Easter Seals at 302-324-4444 for more information.

Wingmom Errand Service (302-268-6432): $30 to shop at one supermarket, plus tip.

Peapod, Instacart, and Shipt are also available delivery options.

INFORMATION AND REFERRAL
Dial 211: for general information

Delaware Aging and Disability Resource Center (800-223-9074): resource referrals for seniors and individuals with disabilities or to report senior abuse.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH:
JFS on Call (302-781-4537): Free emotional support hotline. Monday-Friday: 9am-9 pm

JFS Counseling (302-478-9411): Telehealth behavioral health services

Crisis Intervention Services (201- 577-2484 or 800-652-2929): 24/7 availability, Can help with mental health issues.

Contact Lifeline: (800-262-9800): 24/7 availability. Can help with information and referral, discussion of daily struggles etc.

Delaware Hope Line (833-946-7333): 24/7 availability. Can help with information and referral, crisis assistance and discussion of daily struggles, etc.

Delaware Department of Health and Social Services Behavioral Health Website: http://www.Helpisherede.com

Mental Health Tips During COVID-19 Via Text: Text DEHOPE to 55753

Exercise Options: Online! Always consult with your doctor before you undertake a new exercise program!

https://www.nia.nih.gov- fitness goals and a wealth of information about exercise

Many options are only available via Facebook!

Facebook:
Dance Fitness with Troy: Zumba toning
Inspiring Fitness by Tara: geared to seniors
Siegel JCC: has many online exercise classes
YMCA of DE: has many online exercise classes

You Tube:
Walk at Home by Leslie Sansone
The Fitmother Project (includes ab exercises): Example: 5 ab exercises for women over 50

Websites:
Delaware library resources- lib.de.us-Virtual programming etc.
AARP in DE: Free virtual exercise classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays- registration required!
July 21, 2020 – August 20, 2020, 5:30 – 6:30 PM. Please register online at: bit.ly/GetFitJuly30
AARP.org: search for exercise videos
NCOA.org: search for exercise
NIA.NIH.gov (National Institute of Aging):
— Balance Exercises for Older Adults
— Exercises for Older Adults
— Go4Life
— Strength Building Exercises for Older Adults
— Stretching Exercises for Older Adults

 

COVID-19 & State Policies, including Medicaid

ACL: COVID-19 RESOURCES

ACL: ACL’s COVID-19 Resources: What’s New (updated 9/14/20)

CMS: Coverage and Benefits Related to COVID-19/Medicaid and CHIP

CMS: COVID-19 Long-Term Care Facility Guidance

CMS: Medicaid Telehealth

Kaiser Family Foundation: State Data and Policy Actions to Address Coronavirus

Kaiser Family Foundation: Medicaid Emergency Authority Tracker
Kaiser Family Foundation: How Can Medicaid Enhance State Capacity to Respond to COVID-19?
National Academy for State Health Policy: States Use Federal Waivers to Expand Health Care Resources to Confront COVID-19

National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services: List of Resources (includes State Specific Info)

National Health Law Program: Overview of the Medicaid-Related Provisions of the Coronavirus Response Packages

National Health Law Program: COVID-19 Changes to HCBS Using Appendix K:  Approval Trends

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – www.RWJF.org

Employment

WHAT IS MEDICAID FOR WORKERS WITH DISABILITIES?:  Workers With Disabilities Programs Brochure (pdf – 2 pages)

Independent Living Organizations
Independent Living USA (ILUSA) – http://www.ilusa.com/ 
The Independent Living Institute – https://www.independentliving.org/ 
Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU) – http://www.ilru.org/ 
National Council of Independent Living (NCIL) – https://www.ncil.org/
Communication Access
National Association of the Deaf

https://www.nad.org/resources/technology/captioning-for-access/communication-access-realtime-translation/

 

Use Google Live Transcribe through a mobile phone.  Check to see if a person has a mobile phone. If yes, is it okay with the person to use text messages?

Google Live Transcribe: https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/4/18209546/google-live-transcribe-sound-amplifier-accessibility-android-deaf-hard-hearing .

 

If a person(s) prefers to have a live sign language interpreter(s)

http://www.allreadyde.org/helpful-tools-tips/

 

Text to 911 Video

https://livestream.com/StateofDelaware/Text-to-911

 

Americans with Disabilities Act

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americans_with_Disabilities_Act_of_1990

 

Olmstead Supreme Court Decision

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olmstead_v._United_States

 

The Rehabilitation Act – Accessibility Online

https://www.accessibilityonline.org/cioc-508/session/?1d-110726

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act

https://www.section508.gov/manage/laws-and-policies

Financial and Domestic Abuse Victims Resources
Victim Resources Click Here
Federal Resources

Government Response to Coronavirus, COVID-19:

https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus

&

Coronavirus.gov

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Disaster Response Website

Centers for Disease Control
Centers for Disease Control: People Who Are at Higher Risk for Severe Illness
Centers for Disease Control: ASL Videos on COVID-19
Administration for Community Living (ACL): COVID-19 Webpage
ACL: Q&A for Older Adults and People with Chronic Health Conditions
National Institutes of Health
IRS: Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments

The U.S. Access Board – www.access-board.gov

U.S. Department of Labor – https://www.dol.gov/

U.S. Department of Homeland Security – https://www.dhs.gov/

Office of Disability Integration & Coordination – https://www.ODIC.gov

U.S. Government Accountability Office – https://www.gao.gov

 

Disability Specific Organizations

Autism Delaware – http://delautism.org/ 

Delaware Disabilities Law Program – http://www.declasi.org/disabilities-law-program/ 

Disability Resources, Delaware – http://www.disabilityresources.org/DELAWARE.html 

The Down Syndrome Association of Delaware – http://dsadelaware.org/ 

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – http://www.lls.org/ 

The Mental Health Association in Delaware – http://www.mhainde.org/wp/ 

The National Alliance for the Mentally Illness in Delaware (NAMI) – http://www.namidelaware.org/ 

The Bridge Clinics- Mental Health & Addiction Resource

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society –https://www.nationalmssociety.org  

Brain Injury Association of Delaware – www.BIAD.org

Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware – www.efde.org

United Cerebral Palsy – www.ucp.org

Sexual Assault Network of Delaware – SAND@contactlifeline.org

Mid-Atlantic ADA Center –https://www.adainfo.org/

Pacific ADA Center – www.adapacific.org

National Disability Rights Network – www.NDRN.org

State Agencies

Delaware General Assembly – https://delaware.gov/ 

Delaware Attorney General – http://legis.delaware.gov

Delaware Health and Social Services – http://www.dhss.delaware.gov

The State Council For Persons with Disabilities – https://www.scpd.delaware.gov

GOVERNOR’S ADVISORY COUNCIL
FOR EXCEPTIONAL CITIZENS

https://www.gacec.delaware.gov/

Delaware Family Court COVID-19 Information (Updated 8/20/20) 

Click Here to find out more

Delaware Insurance Department – https://insurance.delaware.gov/ 

Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles – https://www.dmv.de.gov

Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs – https://veteransaffairs.delaware.gov/ 

DART First State (DART) – https://www.dartfirststate.com/ 

Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health – http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dsamh/ 

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Delaware Division of Vocational Rehabilitation – https://dvr.gov

DVR Services: Read about Services offered Here

DVR Referral Form– This could be useful for you, if you are interested in obtaining employment and require DVR services.

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Delaware Division for the Visually Impaired – https://delaware.gov/

The Delaware Developmental Disabilities Council – https://www.ddc.delaware.gov/

National Agencies
Administration for Community Living – https://acl.gov/

ADA Home Page – www.ada.gov

National Council on Disability –https://www.NCD.gov

Alzheimer’s Association – https://alz.org/

Center for Public Representation – https://www.centerforpublicrep.org/

The Forum: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health – theforum@hsph.harvard.edu

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services –  https://www.HHS.gov

U.S. Department of Justice

https://www.doj.gov/

White House –https://www.whitehouse.gov/

US House of Representatives –https://www.house.gov/

US.Senate – https://www.senate.gov/

Health Care –https://www.healthcare.gov/

Ticket to Work – https://yourtickettowork.ssa.gov/

 

 

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