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...
The Council provides:
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
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.