The Coronavirus Hits the Communities of Delaware

In order to help reduce the impact of the Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic we ask that everyone comply with the safety and prevention recommendations provided by our public health and government officials. The Delaware Ecumenical Council on Children and Families provides assistance to the elderly, disabled, and persons with serious chronic conditions. During these challenging times, our team also provides support to our neighbors who are most vulnerable to the pandemic, by running errands, telephone reassurance and regular telephone companionship to help reduce isolation and depression. We are also open to collaborating with other agencies or organizations seeking to fill service gaps for Delawareans in need.

For more information, please call (302) 225-1040.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       For additional Coronavirus information, see our "Coronavirus Info" page...    

 

 

 

 

About Us

  • We are a faith-based health advocacy, education and services organization.
  • We engage, support and assist congregations, the greater faith community, groups and individuals, and the community-at-large, with meaningful programs to improve the health, safety and wellness of Delaware children, elderly and families. 

 

 

Our Services

 

The Council provides:

  • Quality training to religious leaders and their congregations, and communities on health-related issues from health and wellness, chronic disease prevention and management, and other issues affecting our neighbors. 
  • Links congregations with health and human services organizations throughout Delaware for collaborative programs which provide effective and efficient approaches to family, elderly, and children's health in areas of: Prevention, Early Intervention and Therapy.
  • Our Faith In Action program provides volunteer services to the elderly and persons with disabilities that assist with them remaining as independent as possible i.e. transportation to medical visits, errands, etc.

 

THE NEVER ALONE PROJECT

 

PROVIDING FRIENDLY SUPPORT TO OUR DELAWARE ELDERLY AND DISABLED NEIGHBORS WHO MAY BE FEELING SOCIALLY ISOLATED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND OTHER LIFE FACTORS

 

Social isolation and loneliness have gradually become contributing factors to increased illness among elderly, disabled, and chronically ill persons. This has become intensified as we are now facing the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this project, Delaware Ecumenical Council on Children and Families (DECCF) will promote resilience by establishing new, and supporting existing relationships with clients, caregivers, and families.

 

The Never Alone Project will perform a high-level screening for social isolation, and make voluntary referrals to behavioral health professionals should follow-ups be necessary. Also, a "Coping in Times of COVID-19" toolkit for seniors will be provided to each participant.

 

 

Friendly Check-ins/Telephone Reassurance Phone Calls

Safe Companionship

Isolation/Loneliness Assessment

Encouragement

Inspirational Writings

Informed Delaware COVID-19 Updating

"Coping in Times of COVID-19" toolkit for seniors

 

Let us help you, and/or a loved one through these challenging times. Our Program is free, REGISTER TODAY!

 

 

Kent County/Northern Sussex - (302) 650-8984

New Castle County - (302) 225-1040, or (302) 898-4983

Smyrna/Clayton/Middletown/Odessa/Townsend - (302) 650-8868

 

Sponsored by DECCF and Trauma Matters Delaware

 

 

 

 

                                                                                         

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ASAP !!!

Your Neighbors in Wilmington, New Castle, Kent, and Sussex Counties of Delaware need your assistance to help them maintain their independence. Any time you can spare to provide a ride to medical visits, errands, or light tasks around the home, would be greatly appreciated. Please help us to support our senior and disabled neighbors. Call our office to volunteer for the FAITH IN ACTION Program, or for more information (302) 225-1040.

                                                                                                                                                                 Thank You!

 

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Delaware Ecumenical Council on Children and Families
240 North James Street, Suite 111 Wilmington, DE 19804 (302) 225-1040 or (855) 613-2110