Child Victim’s Voice is not a crisis center, and if you are in need of immediate help please call your local crisis center, dial 911, or present to the nearest emergency room.
CALL THE SUICIDE HOT LINE.
If you are having thoughts about suicide, call 1.800.SUICIDE (800-784-2433).
Your call will be connected to a certified crisis center nearest your location.
If you are in Delaware, call:
Delaware’s 24-hour confidential helpline services
In Delaware: 1-800-262-9800
Please be aware that Child Victim’s Voice is not a crisis center, and if you are in need of immediate help please call your local crisis center, dial 911, or present to the nearest emergency room.
1. Acknowledge your courage. It takes courage to acknowledge that we’ve been abused and it is not easy to even admit it to ourselves. Just looking at this Web site is a big step.
2. Know that you are not alone. There are many more survivors of abuse than any of us wants to believe. According to a study cited on http://www.darkness2light.org, an estimated 39 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse exist in America today.1 Most of us believed that we were the only victim of the person who abused us. Over time we have learned that there is rarely, if ever, only one victim of a sexual predator.
While we were being abused we were isolated and felt extremely alone. Now it is possible to join with other survivors to find healing. We do not have to be alone anymore.
SURVIVOR RESOURCES IN DELAWARE:
Survivors of Abuse in Recovery, Inc. (SOAR) is a statewide recovery program which provides counseling, referral, and education services to adult, adolescent and child survivors of sexual abuse and assault, their non-offending partners, and non-offending family members.
Northern New Castle County, Pennsylvania and New Jersey
405 Foulk Road
Wilmington, DE 19803
Central and southern Delaware, and Eastern Shore of Maryland
1001 S. Bradford St., Suite 8
Dover, DE 19904
An informal support group for survivors of childhood sexual abuse and their supporters is held monthly in Delaware. SNAP is a confidential, non-religious group of men and women who were sexually victimized as children in any religious setting. The SNAP support group provides a safe and sympathetic place for victims of childhood sexual abuse to be heard.
For location, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
SNAP contact: Judy Miller
Phone: 302 234-1519, Cell: 302 397-1622
Support Group Meetings: Held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Newark area. Contact Judy for location and directions.