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The mission of AIDS Delaware is to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS by providing comprehensive social and support services to clients and their families; advocacy for compassionate public policy; and prevention and education programs addressing unsafe sexual and drug use behaviors.
Service area: Kent, New Castle, and Sussex Counties
Work with: People living with HIV/AIDS, their loved ones, and those at risk of HIV infection
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Information and support via the HIV/AIDS Information Line and by mail.
Services for survivors after release include: Information and support via the HIV/AIDS Information Line; confidential HIV testing and counseling; and a range of services for people living with HIV, including case management; counseling; food pantry and personal products closet; help with health insurance needs; assistance with drug/alcohol treatment; drop-in and support groups for HIV+ persons; information; and referrals for assistance with housing and utility needs, transportation for medical and social services, nutritional counseling, dental services, mental wellness counseling, and other support groups. AIDS Delaware also offers services for LGBTQ youth, including a support group.
Services for loved ones include: Confidential HIV testing and counseling; information; and referrals.
Additional Information: Services are offered in English and Spanish. Se ofrece servicios en ingles y español.
100 W. 10th Street, Suite 315
Wilmington, DE 19801
office hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm EST
Toll-free Delaware HIV/AIDS Information Hotline
hotline hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm EST
Accept Collect Calls: No
The Internal Affairs Unit is responsible for conducting all Internal Affairs investigations, and reviewing complaints of wrong doings within the Department of Correction. Inmates who have been sexually assaulted in a Delaware Department of Correction’s facility can contact the Internal Affairs Unit to report the assault and any concerns regarding the handling of investigations into such abuse.
The ACLU of Delaware (ACLU-DE), established in 1961, is the state affiliate of the national ACLU. Through education, litigation, and community outreach, ACLU-DE works to preserve and strengthen the individual rights and liberties of every person in Delaware. ACLU-DE has filed lawsuits on behalf of prisoners regarding the denial of health records and the practice of retaliation for exposing prison conditions.
To obtain information or ask about assistance, please contact ACLU-DE by letter or e-mail. ACLU-DE cannot offer legal advice or process complaints made over the phone. In-person interviews are generally not possible, although ACLU-DE will try to accommodate individuals who cannot write because of a disability.
Your letter or email should provide a brief but complete factual account of your difficulty, in the order in which the events happened. Please be sure to include answers to the following questions:
• What happened to you? Include dates, times, places and the names, titles, addresses, and phone numbers of the people directly involved.
• Do you have witnesses or persons with information regarding your complaint? Include their contact information if we may contact them.
• What documentation do you have on the matter? Please send copies of what you have. Do not send originals.
• What steps have you taken to solve the problem (i.e., have you filed a grievance, appeal, or complaint with the parties involved, or with any public agency or official, or with any other organization, or with another lawyer)?
• How were your rights violated?
• What do you want the ACLU to do about what happened to you?
Attach to your letter copies of any important documents. Never send original documents. Do not simply send ACLU-DE documents or copies of letters to or from other organizations without a cover letter explaining what the problem is and how the documents are important. The ACLU does not review material not addressed to it; a written statement from everyone who wants assistance is required.
The Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) is a statewide public service of the Delaware State Bar Association. The services of the LRS of the Delaware State Bar Association, which are not available through the mail, are made available to the community through a telephone interview with the LRS and a payment of a $35.00 consultation fee. The LRS will select an attorney with whom you can meet to discuss your particular problem. The selected attorney will consult with you for 30 minutes for a fee of $35.00. The fee must be paid at the time of the consultation or no service shall be given. Often this initial visit may answer your questions or enable you to solve the problem on your own.
In cases of incarcerated or hospitalized individuals, a relative or friend should call the service. The LRS provides referrals to private attorneys – it does not answer legal questions, provide lists or legal representation. If a referral results in a private attorney accepting representation of a client, the attorney and the client make arrangements between themselves regarding payment of attorney’s fees.
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