CORE II: An Effective New Approach for Preventing Serious Mental Illness

Community Outreach, Referral and Early Intervention (CORE) II

Delaware CORE II is a program for New Castle County residents, 12-25 year-olds who have had experiences such as:
Changes in thought or perception
•  Difficulty filtering out distractions
•  Disorganized thinking or speech
•  Inability to tell what is real or unreal
•  Marked suspicion of others
•  Beliefs that are unusual or odd
•  Hearing voices or seeing visions

Sudden changes in behavior
•  Lost ability at school or work
•  Tendency to isolate
•  Changed expressions or appearance
•  Loss of shared interests
•  Having new interests that are hard for others to relate to

What does Early Intervention mean?
Early Intervention means recognizing and addressing these experiences, and any related problems before they get out of hand.
These experiences do not need to disrupt your life.

What are Community Outreach, Referral, and Early Intervention II?
Participants in CORE II learn to…
•  Recognize and manage these experiences
•  Discredit the false myths they generate
•  Exercise self-care
•  Communicate with others
•  Address problems at work or school

What does CORE II offer?
Delaware CORE II offers services that are combined and tailored to fit the needs of each individual, including:
•  Assessment
•  Family Education
•  Family Groups
•  Youth Groups
•  Psychiatric Support
•  Educational Support
•  Vocational Support

For a phone screening, please call CORE II, toll-free at 888-284-6030.
All calls are brief and confidential.

For more information on the Delaware CORE II Program, please click here.

Click here to download the CORE II informational brochure.

All services are confidential and paid for, except medication, through a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration.
Grant #1H79SM081195

Delaware CORE II is a service of the Delaware Division of Prevention & Behavioral Health Services and Delaware Division of Substance Abuse & Mental Health.

Catholic Charities directs and coordinates the charitable and social service programs of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington. We deliver critical direct care human services to individuals and families residing in Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore. No one is excluded from service because of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, or ability to pay.

For Intensive Behavioral Health Case Management Services
This service is for clients involved with our Routine Outpatient Services. The purpose of this program is as follows…
•  Expand access to services and assist individuals with substance use disorder and serious mental illness with navigation to the appropriate level of care.
•  Provide care coordination by facilitating individual’s ongoing participation and continuous recovery in treatment activities to increase engagement and retention in the health system.
•  Screen for social needs and well-being.
•  Provide adult crisis and mental health stabilization support through Supportive Case Management.

Catholic Charities will ensure connection to wraparound support services including, but not limited to:
•  Housing
•  Transportation
•  Childcare
•  Connection to recovery support services

There is no cost for clients enrolled in Routine Outpatient Services.

St. Clair Mobile Outreach Program – Transportation Services
The Behavioral Health program is working in partnership with St Francis Hospital in providing services through the St. Clare Mobile Outreach Program van. By utilizing a combination of telehealth and in-person opportunities, we provide behavioral health screenings with the opportunity to be linked directly to our ongoing Behavioral Health Services.

Click here for more information about the St. Clair Mobile Outreach Program.

Client Confidentiality
Clients of Catholic Charities are protected by the confidentiality requirements of federal law, specifically HIPAA (the Healthcare Information Portability and Accountability Act). This means that your counselor nor any Catholic Charities staff cannot let anyone know that you are a client or divulge any information about you without your written consent, or unless court-ordered to do so.

Click here to donate to Behavioral Health Services using a credit card to support our sliding fee scale. You may also send a check to Catholic Charities, 2601 W 4th Street, Wilmington, DE 19805, and designate Behavioral Health Services on the check.

Click here to join our newsletter mailing list to keep in touch with all of Catholic Charities programs.