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Advocacy

BCCS advocates for clients by providing access to shelter, food, counseling, prenatal and parenting help, individualized case management, and peer support programs for individuals and families in need.

Drop In Center
Perinatal
STEP
Peer Advisors

Drop In Center

The Drop In Center provides a safe place for Wilmington’s homeless population to go to. The center offers a drop-in zone to sit down and have coffee; a space to accommodate families, including children; access to two full bathrooms with showers; computer access for job searching and training; a clothes closet that offers a selection of donated items for adults and children; a food bank that is available for emergency needs; screening rooms for HIV, HCV and pregnancy testing, and space for group sessions.

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Pregnant and Parenting Women’s Program

The perinatal program is for women facing addiction who are either pregnant, new mothers or mothers of young children. We offer: full case management, parenting guidance, education/job training, help with pre-and post-natal care, childcare and housing.

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STEP

(Support, Treatment, Engagement, and Prevention)

STEP is an outpatient program serving homeless substance abusers in Sussex County. The primary goal of STEP is to improve stability, health, and quality of life by facilitating sobriety, treating mental health symptoms, treating health issues, stabilizing and improving housing and employment, and reducing criminal activity.

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Peer Advisors

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), peer support means getting help from someone who has been there. People with similar experiences may be able to listen and give hope and guidance toward recovery in a way that is different, and may be just as valuable, as professional services. At BCCS, we believe that peer advocacy is another way for us to meet our clients where they are in life and offer them an extra layer of support. 

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Last updated September 30, 2015

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