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First State Equal Access to Safety

Wilmington, Delaware

The First State Equal Access to Safety Collaborative is a statewide partnership seeking to improve access to domestic violence services for victims of intimate partner violence who have a disability and/or mental illness in Delaware. This partnership includes the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence and National Alliance on Mental Illness Delaware.

Our Unique Contributions

First State Equal Access to Safety worked through a thoughtfully crafted process to expand their own understanding and expertise around the intersection of domestic violence, disability and mental illness. As the statewide technical assistance providers, the collaborative partners offer accessibility and safety assessments, policy and procedure reviews and trainings on trauma-informed approaches to service delivery. Developing technical assistance toolkits for disability and domestic violence agencies across the state in order to afford survivors of intimate partner violence who have a disability and/or mental illness services comparable to those provided to survivors without disabilities.

Contact Us

Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Janet Tillman, Equal Access to Safety Coordinator

Phone: (302) 658-2958 ext.16
Email: jtillman@dcadv.org
Website: www.dcadv.org

At a Glance

    Project Reach

  • State

    Agency Type

  • Disability Organization
  • Domestic Violence Coalition

    Disability Focus

  • All Disabilities

    Victimization Type

  • Intimate Partner Violence

    Solutions Implemented

  • Building Partnerships
  • Enhancing Services