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Community Mental Health and Addictions Services

Operates Delaware Psychiatric Center, Delaware's only public state-operated psychiatric hospital for adults, providing acute care to adults experiencing severe behavioral symptoms.

Provides community support services to adults living with, and in recovery from, psychiatric illness through two state-operated community mental health centers (CMHCs), New Castle County CMHC and Kent/Sussex CMHC, and through contracts with private provider agencies. Services such as case management, counseling, employment support and crisis services are provided through Assertive Community Treatment teams, supportive housing and services, and clinic-based care.

Operates 24-hour mobile crisis intervention services statewide, from two locations, one in Ellendale (serving Sussex and southern Kent Counties) and one in New Castle (serving Greater Smyrna and all of New Castle County).

Delaware Psychiatric Center 

Provides psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis and acute, short-term inpatient treatment for adults over 18 years of age.

Community-based Care

DSAMH contracts for provider services which provide Delawareans with a comprehensive, integrated recovery-based approach to living with severe and persistent psychiatric illness (and sometimes a co-occurring drug, alcohol or other addictions), with a strong emphasis on providing peer resources to encourage individuals to chart their best path toward recovery.

DSAMH supports a variety of housing programs throughout the State to assist individuals living with and in recovery from serious mental illness with short and long terms housing solutions.

Services for Individuals who are Homeless

The “Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness” program, or PATH, is a federally funded program whose purpose is to provide services to adult individuals with serious mental illness, including those with co-occurring substance abuse disorders, who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless.