Community Based Outpatient Counseling for Children

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Children ages 0-17, living in Delaware, whose behavioral problems are severe enough to threaten their home, school, or day care placement can receive help through Catholic Charities Community-based Outpatient Counseling for Children Program. Intensive outpatient treatment is designed for the child who needs concentrated therapy, but can live at home and attend school or work during the day. It is generally viewed as an alternative to hospitalization, when appropriate.

Referrals for the services primarily come through the State of Delaware’s Department of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services; if you want learn how to make a self-referral call our main office in Wilmington. Acceptance of self-referrals are dependent upon insurance eligibility.


Catholic Charities provides as part of this program:

  • Individual, parent-child, family, and group therapy
  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Medication monitoring
  • Transportation (for clinically necessary services)
  • Crisis intervention
  • Case management

Families who want assistance in this program can call the Department of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services at 1-800-722-7710 to inquire about their referral process or contact Catholic Charities Behavioral Health Services at 302-655-9624 for more information.


Clerical volunteer opportunities are available on an occasional basis and the program does accept interns. If you are interested in helping please

Click here to send an email. An interview and approved application will be required.

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