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Delaware Partners: Health/Mental Health

Delaware Partners brings together public libraries with government agencies, non-profit community organizations, social service agencies, and more across all disciplines to maximize resources and opportunities for Delawareans.

Health & Mental Health

Over the past six years, the number of drug overdose deaths in Delaware has increased by 144% from 142 deaths in 2012 to 346 deaths in 2017 (Delaware Health and Social Services - Division of Public Health https://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/files/dedrugoverdosemortsurvrpt2017.pdf

In Fiscal Year 2018, the total number of reported domestic violence criminal incidents was 12,961 (Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, https://dvcc.delaware.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/87/2018/10/DVCC_Annual_Report_2018_min.pdf

Health Insurance

Definition: No health insurance

Program/Resource

Program/Resource

  • Dental Coverage DVR
  • Eye Coverage DVR

Mental Illness

Definition: Someone struggling with anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, etc.

Aging

Accessible Housing

Definition: Lack of independence and safety in the home

Program/Resource

  • Senior Living Communities
  • Assisted Living (Nursing Homes)

Financial Assistance

Definition: Lack of knowledge around financial planning and management

Program/Resource

  • Retirement benefits
  • Financial Assistance for home repairs - See "Housing" Stand By Me

Caretakers Assistance

Definition: An individual that is taking care of an elderly person who is in need of guidance on resources available.

Doctor/Clinic

Definition: Lack access to a doctor or a clinic. This may be due to transportation, geography, not enough doctors in Delaware, or inability to get an appointment in a timely fashion.

Crisis Intervention

Definition: Person in immediate mental distress (i.e suicide)

Program/Resource

Violence (Domestic Violence, Abuse)

Housing

Definition: Lack access to safe housing away from abuser

Program/Resource

Mental Health

Definition: Lack of access to support groups or counseling

Program/Resource

Childcare

Definition: Lack access to childcare

Program/Resource:

  • Child care providers
  • Delaware Home Visiting Programs

Employment

Definition: Lack of a job or sufficient stable incomes

Program/Resource

Legal Services

Definition: Assistance with Protection from Abuse (PFAs), filing for divorce, pressing charges.

Program/Resource

Specialist Appointment

Definition: Lack of access to a specialist. This may be due to transportation, geography, not enough of a type of specialist in Delaware, or inability to get an appointment in a timely fashion.

Program/Resource

Rehabilitation/Addition

Drug Dependence

Definition: Addicted to or recovering from drug use

Resource/Program

Alcohol Dependence

Definition: Addicted to or recovering from alcohol use.

Program/Resource

Gambling Addiction

Definition: Addicted to or recovering from gambling.

Program/Resource

Women's Health

Definition: Physical, medical care for women.

Program/Resource

Persons with Disabilities

Group Facilities

Definition: Lack of access to high-level, round the clock care (medical group home or facility)

Program/Resource

In-Home Care

Definition: Lack of adequate in-home assistance (help with cleaning, dressing, etc.)

Program/Resource

Education

Definition: Lack of support in school settings.

Lack of literacy (ability to read). Lack of access to materials (books, computers, etc)

Need assistance with getting into a job training program

Program/Resource

 

Caretakers Assistance

Definition: An individual that is taking care of a person with a disability who is in need of guidance on resources available.

Program/Resource

Transportation

Definition: Lack of access to public or personal transportation that accommodates a person with a disability.

Program/Resource

DART Paratransit