As proud Delawareans, Delaware Ecumenical Council on Children and Families (DECCF) is thrilled to share that we’ll be participating in a monumental statewide campaign this March 4th-5th. With fewer foundations, smaller grants and formerly localized investments now leaving the state, the impact of individuals like you is more important than ever in ensuring that elderly, disabled persons, and families in Delaware can live independently, and receive equitable access to support and services.

Can you imagine what life would be like for our neighbors if the work we do stopped tomorrow? The community you care about relies on your support to receive interfaith caregiving services, including transportation to vital medical appointments, therapy, and trips to the pharmacy; errands, companionship to avoid social isolation, health education, and emergency preparedness.

And it’s not just our work that makes Delaware a great place to call home. Even in our small state, there are more than 5,000 nonprofits working each day to provide education, culture, health care, shelter, a quality environment and more.

But the future of the work we do is not at all assured.

We must do more! We must work together to ensure the continuation of the critical services that make
Delaware safe, special and sustainable for future generations. For 24 hours from 6 p.m. March 4th through 6 p.m. March 5th we’re asking you to do more with us. Please give to Do More 24 Delaware. 
Thank you in advance for your support.


  For More information, see...DoMore24Delaware.org








 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.






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


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








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.

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240 North James Street, Suite 111 Wilmington, DE 19804 (302) 225-1040 or (855) 613-2110