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Middletown, DE, 19709


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Sat & Sun Closed

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Directory of Human Services (2017 Edition)

External Delaware Statewide Resource Guide

Support Services Resource Guide (UPDATED 2017)


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Christopher Reeve Foundation



Center for Disabilities Studies, University of Delaware


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!

New information about Delaware’s Re-Openings: Governor@delaware.gov

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

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.

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)

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.


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
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-
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


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


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.

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.

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!

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

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




DHSS News (Sept. 29, 2020)  –  Dental Coverage for Low-Income Adults in Delaware Begins Oct. 1

  InsureKidsNow : Find a Dentist (then select the state of Delaware)

First Smile – Delaware Dental Resource Guide :
Dental Resource Guide – English     Dental Resource Guide – Spanish

CDC: Coronavirus 2019 Home page

  Saint Francis Healthcare: To learn how LIFE is keeping seniors safe at home, see our youtube video

The Community Resource Finder (made available by the Alzheimer’s Association and AARP) : www.communityresourcefinder.org

ALZ Connected : www.alzconnected.org         Also, a 24/7 hotline is 1-800-272-3900 for those Caregivers who may need help.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS):  Flu Vaccinations Awareness Campaign

COVID-19 & State Policies, including Medicaid

Office of the Governor – Delaware: COVID-19 Vaccine Digital Toolkit – Dropbox          (updated 02/04/21)

Office of the Governor – Delaware:  Vaccine – Waitlist will open to all Delawareans aged 16 and older      (updated 03/30/21)

Office of the Governor – Delaware:  Latest updates to the vaccination plan      (updated 03/16/21)

Delaware.gov:  COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Persons With Disabilities or Access and Functional Needs      (updated 04/26/21)

Delaware.gov:  Covid-19 Vaccine      (updated 03/18/21)

  Community Legal Aid Society, Inc:  Covid-19 Vaccine Information      (updated 07/05/21)

  EEOC: EEOC Issues Updated COVID-19 Technical Assistance on Vaccines    (06/01/21)

  EEOC: How federal employment discrimination laws protect workers during the pandemic    (06/01/21)

CDC: Coronavirus 2019 Home page

CDC:  Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People      (updated 03/11/21)

CDC:  When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated      (updated 03/11/21)

  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):  COVID-19 Vaccinations and Testing Toolkit      (updated 06/15/21)

HHS:  COVID-19 Portal – Resources, Reports, and Graphics      (updated 03/16/21)

CDC:  Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination      (updated 12/13/20)

CDC:  Toolkit for Businesses & Workplaces

  ACL: ACL’s COVID-19 Resources: Vaccine updates and more (updated – 06/23/21)

ACL: COVID-19 RESOURCES    (04/16/21)

ACL: COVID-19 Webinars and Teleconferences    (04/16/21)

The Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI) at Georgia Tech: COVID-19 Accessible Resources for People with Disabilities Microsite     (posted 02/22/21)

CDC: CDC Covid-19 ASL Youtube Playlist     (posted 04/06/21)

  (05/10/21)      Emergency Broadband Benefit – Enrollment for the Emergency Broadband Benefit (“EBB”), a program by the FCC, begins Wednesday, May 12, 2021.  The EBB program is to help eligible families afford Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing a discount of up to $50 / month toward broadband service and a one-time discount of up to $100 to be used for the purchase of a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet.  Flyer and brochure are below.  For more info: https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit and https://getemergencybroadband.org/.

EBB_Program_Brochure_Web (PDF 4 pages)

EBB_Program_Flyer_Print (PDF 1 page)


WHO Media Press Release: World’s largest youth organizations, representing 250 million members, and WHO launch global mobilization to respond to disruptive impacts of COVID-19 on young people (updated 12/14/20)

The Association of University Centers on Disability: Answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccine distribution considerations for the disability community (updated 11/28/20)

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


DHDD Resources (05/08/21):



CDC Updated Information (02/23/21) and New Resources:

Helpful Information:

State and local public health authorities are on the front lines of the response to COVID-19 and often have the most up-to-date and detailed information on cases in their jurisdictions. State and local public health officials are the experts best positioned to inform your constituents about the COVID-19 response in your state or locality.



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/
Disability Resources

  ADA.gov:  A Guide to Disability Rights Laws      (updated 07/01/21)

IL-NET National Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA) Center for Independent Living   –   Updated Alphabet Soup: Independent Living Acronym PublicationAlphabet Soup: Independent Living Acronyms      (updated 05/18/21)


“Advancing Full Access and Inclusion for All”


Lurie Institute for Disability Policy: Important 1Things to Know about COVID-19
Q&A on COVID-19 and Down Syndrome (abbreviated)

Q&A on COVID-19 and Down Syndrome (extended)

  Hearing Loss Association of America – Delaware ChaptersHearing Loss Association of Delaware      (updated 03/23/21)

  Hearing Loss Association of America – Delaware ChaptersDelaware Deaf and Hard of Hearing Connect (on Facebook)      (updated 03/23/21)

WeWALK App for the Visually Impaired: It isn’t just meant to be a smart cane, it’s meant to be connected with transport networks and autonomous vehicles.

Be My Eyes App for the Visually Impaired: This app is helping to change the lives of the visually impaired for the better

New York Deaf-Blind Collaborative Tip Sheet: Providing Access through Sign Language & Text for Low Vision & Tactile Communicators During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Green Mountain Self Advocates: Plain Language Fact Sheet on COVID-19

Rocky Mountain ADA Center: A Guide to Disability Rights Laws and Contact Information in the United States

UNC Child Development Institute: Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times
Wheelchair and Assistive Technology Users Precautions for COVID-19

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide

Spina Bifida Association: Coronavirus (COVID-19): What People with Spina Bifida Need to Know

COVID-19 Disability Form(to be completed by or for an individual with intellectual disabilities or communication difficulties)

Recommendations from County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors

Communication Access
National Association of the Deaf



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)



Text to 911 Video



Americans with Disabilities Act



Olmstead Supreme Court Decision



The Rehabilitation Act – Accessibility Online


Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act


Financial and Domestic Abuse Victims Resources
Victim Resources Click Here
Veteran Resources
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Veteran-Directed Care
Social Security

Social Security Administration “Apply for SSI” Online Tool: Inform Social Security Administration you want to apply for SSI and other benefits or help someone else to do so.

Social Security Administration Covid-19 page: Am I eligible for an in-person appointment during the COVID-19 pandemic? (Oct 27, 2020)

Federal Resources

Government Response to Coronavirus, COVID-19:





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 – Guide to Services – For Older Delawareans and Persons with Disabilities      (PDF doc, 126 pages)

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

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


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.


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


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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