Parents Anonymous

Is a network of support groups for parents who want to:

  • Strengthen their familes
  • Improve their relationships with their children
  • Reduce the stress often associated with parenting. 
  • Childcare or corresponding children's programs are provided at no cost while parents are attending groups. 


There are four guiding principles:

  • Parent Leadership
  • Mutual Support
  • Leadership
  • Personal Growth


  • This program is the local affiliate of the nation's largest and oldest child abuse prevention organization. 
  • The actual service consists of weekly parent mutual support group meetings that are led by participants who are assisted by professional facilitators. 
  • There are corresponding group programs for children. 
  • Parents Anonymous has been cited by several agencies of the federal government as an effective family strengthening and child protection program. 




Please call the Program Coordinator to sign up for a group. All groups are held in private and all information exchanged is confidential.

Program Coordinator:

Wilmington area:

Rose Marie Whitby, 302-225-3011 or 302-225-1040

Parents Anonymous Program Brochure


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Contact Us


Delaware Ecumenical Council on Children and Families
240 N James St
Suite 111
Wilmington, DE 19804


Phone: 302 2251040

Toll Free: 855 6132110

Fax: 302 2251041


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Please help us continue our program services to Delaware children, elderly and families:

  • Please select agency 9374 on your United Way contribution.
  • Delaware State employees can support us through the State Employees Charitable Campaign (SECC).
  • You can also help by sending a donation directly to DECCF, 240 N. James Street, Suite 111, Wilmington, DE 19804. All gifts are tax deductible


Do you want to get involved?

  • Can you give someone a ride to the doctor's office?
  • Can you take someone along with you when you go to the store?
  • Visit a lonely person once a week?
  • Call someone on the phone so they don't feel alone?

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