Assistance Programs, Local Agencies, and Charities


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Delaware Assistance Programs and Services


  • Delaware Food Supplement Program The Delaware Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a food supplemental program with monthly benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores. Benefits are issued electronically to the family’s Delaware Food First card each month. (+++)  Call: 800-372-2022
  • Delaware General Assistance   A Delaware State-funded program designed to provide cash assistance to low-income people who do not qualify for federally funded programs, such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Social Security benefits, Call: 800-372-2022
  • Delaware Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)   Cash assistance to Delaware residents in need to help them become self-sufficient and self-supporting, Call: 800-372-2022
  • Delaware Refugee Cash Assistance Program  – Provides cash assistance to refugees for a limited time period to help them in their resettlementCall: 800-372-2022
  • Delaware Child Care Services  – The Program provides support for families with children to enable the caretaker to hold a job, obtain training or meet special needs of the parent or childCall: 800-822-2236
  • Delaware Kinship Navigator Program  – Assists grandparents or other persons aged 55 or over who are raising another person’s childrenCall: 800-220-3092
  • Delaware Healthy Children Program (DHCP)  – Offers low-cost health insurance for Delaware’s uninsured children, Call: 800-996-9969
  • Delaware Prescription Assistance Program (DPAP)  – Helps pay for prescription medications for elderly and/or disabled individuals who cannot afford the full cost of filling their doctor’s prescriptions, Call: 800-996-9969
  • Delaware Children’s Community Alternative Disability Program  – Provides Medicaid coverage to severely disabled children who do not qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or other Medicaid qualifying programs because of their parents’ income and/or resources, Call: 800-372-2022
  • Delaware Chronic Renal Disease Program  – Provide assistance to Delaware residents diagnosed with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), Call: 800-464-4357
  • Delaware Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)  – Healthy foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition education, health care referrals, Call: 302-744-4700
  • Delaware National School Lunch Program (NSLP)  – Provides low-cost or free lunches to school children, Call: 302-857-3356
  • Delaware Special Milk Program  – Offers milk to children in schools, childcare institutions, and eligible camps, Call: 302-857-3356
  • Delaware School Breakfast Program (SBP)  – Provides low-cost or free meals to school children, Call: 302-857-3356
  • Delaware Summer Food Service Program ⇑ – The Program helps school districts serve meals free of charge to children ages 18 and younger from low-income areas, Call302-857-3356
  • Delaware Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)  – Provides healthy meals and snacks to children and adults receiving day careCall: 302-857-3356
  • Delaware Head Start and Early Head Start  – Comprehensive child development programs serving low-income children and their familiesCall: 302-735-4000
  • Delaware Energy Assistance Program (DEAP)  – Provides assistance to income-eligible families to help them meet their home energy needsCall: 302-255-9675
  • Delaware Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)  – Assists households reduce energy bills by improving the energy efficiency of their homes, Call: 302-735-3480 
  • Delaware Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)   The program provides job-related counseling, job training, and job referral services for low-income seniors, Call: 302-651-3440
  • Delaware Housing Choice Voucher Program   Helps eligible low-income Delaware  families lease privately owned rental units from participating landlords, Call: Call local PHA
  • Delaware Public Housing   Provides safe, decent, and affordable rental units for low-income Delaware  residents, Call: Call local PHA
Updated: April 16, 2024 by HAFH