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Mental Health Association in Delaware

Military & Veterans Mental Health Summit

Registration for the Military & Veterans Mental Health Summit is now open!

Tuesday, September 12
Riverfront Events Center  | Wilmington
There is no cost to attend but registration is required.

You can register here »

More information about the summit can be found at that same link.

The theme for this year’s substance is substance use and its impact on the Military and Veteran community.

Jennifer Smolowitz
Director of Suicide Prevention
Mental Health Association in Delaware
100 W. 10th St., Suite 600
Wilmington, DE 19801-6604
302-654-6833 (fax) 302-654-6838

Women’s Health Summit • April 6

Wilmington VA Women Veterans Program presents….

3rd Annual Women’s Health Summit

Thu, April 6, 2023
0900-1200 hours
Virtual – MS Teams

Learn more about stress management, VA Health Care, nutrition and more!


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Medicaid – Public Health Emergency Ending

As one of three Medicaid Healthcare Plans offered in Delaware, we feel it is of the utmost important to ensure our community colleagues are aware that the Public Health Emergency is scheduled to end.

See the attached a flyer that the DHSS is distributing to educate and alert Medicaid recipients of this upcoming change.

Please feel free to share.

If our Health Care plan can be of any assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Jen Parsons
Community Relations Coordinator
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
Delaware First Health

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Delaware First Health Hygiene Kits

Delaware First Health has hygiene kits to share with community partners.

The kits contain shampoo, body wash, soap, razors and more (see photo attached). We know how important it is to properly serve those around us and thus we believe collaborating with you will help us to further meet the needs of the communities we serve. Since your organization does a lot of work in areas where many of our members reside, we are looking to team up with you in getting hygiene kits out to those in need! If you are interested, let us know how many kits you’d like, in batches of 50. We’ll do our best to accommodate your request.

Delaware Health First hygiene kits


As Delaware’s newest Medicaid Managed Care Organization (MCO), Delaware First Health is partnered with the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) to administer the state’s Medicaid Managed Care Program plus value added benefits. Building on our nearly 40 years of national Medicaid experience, we are committed to ensuring our members across the state have continued access to high-quality, comprehensive, and affordable healthcare services. If there are other ways we can partner, please let us know.

SEND US AN EMAIL for more information »

We are looking forward to working with you to best meet the health needs of the communities we serve.

Jen Parsons
Community Relations Coordinator
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
Delaware First Health

Mental Health Association in Delaware

MHA’s 2023 QPR (Suicide Prevention) Trainings

These training are free and will all be held virtually. Please share with those who you feel may benefit from/be interested in attending the training.

Easterseals Respite Grant Funding Now Available

Respite Grant Funding is Now Available for Delaware Residents!

Take a Break Through Easterseals Respite Grants

While caregiving is rewarding, it requires an immense amount of time and energy and often leads to caregiver burnout. Respite helps to keep family caregivers physically and emotionally healthy by reducing the likelihood of depression, anxiety, and isolation.

Through Easterseals respite grants, caregivers can receive a voucher to be used to pay for the care of their loved one while they take a break. The best thing? The respite can be completely spontaneous and caregivers can hire a friend, neighbor, family member or even use the funding for a day program! Whether it is going to dinner, seeing a movie, reading a book, going to a family reunion or just wanting an hour or two of peace and quiet, our respite grants can help caregivers take a moment to recharge and be the best caregivers they can be.

See if you are eligible and/or apply »,

If you have any questions, please contact our office at 302-221-2087 or and our staff would be happy to help.

Anya Taylor
Community Outreach Assistant
Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore
61 Corporate Circle
New Castle, DE 19720
O: 302-221-2087

Food Bank of Delaware

Food Bank of DE: Drive-thru mobile pantries for September


We started our large monthly drive-thru food pantries at the start of the pandemic to help meet the urgent food needs of thousands of people in our community. We will continue hosting these monthly distributions through December 2022 and will move to large quarterly distributions in 2023. Have no fear, though! The Food Bank of Delaware is out in the community every day helping to serve our community. There are many ways to continue getting the help you need without having to use fuel to travel to the distribution or coming at a time that may not be convenient for you.

Just a few ways we can help you close to home on a regular basis:

  • Have food delivered directly to your home through our Home Delivery Program
  • Visit one of our small community mobile pantries
  • Visit one of our Food Bank partner pantries or our on-site Healthy Pantry Center in Newark or Milford


Sussex County

When: Monday, Sepember 12 starting at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Crossroad Community Church, 20684 State Forest Road, Georgetown
Register in advance »

Kent County

When: Wednesday, September 14 starting at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Dover Motor Speedway,1131 North Dupont Highway, Dover (enter through Leipsic Road entrance and follow signs)
Register in advance »

New Castle County

When: Friday, September 16 starting at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Delaware Tech, 400 Stanton Christiana Road, Newark
Register in advance » 

Please bring proof that you live in Delaware!

On-site registration will also be available. Service will be first-come, first-served. Assistance is limited to one per household. The Food Bank of Delaware is prepared to serve up to 1,000 households at each pantry. Public restrooms will not be available. Please make sure your trunk or backseat is clear for easy loading.

If you are not able to attend the distribution, please visit

Intro to Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Workshop

September 30

Courageous hearts is again offering “Intro to Incorporating Horses in Psychotherapy”.

This event provides continuing education and has limited space.
If you’ve been thinking about it awhile…now is the time!

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