Last Updated on April 27, 2022 by Anne-Sophie Reinhardt
These are assistance programs for single mothers that are available to help you with food, medical, legal, and other services in Delaware.
Delaware assistance programs for single mothers
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for Single Mothers
The SNAP benefits are now complemented by the WIC programs. Visit the page for Indian food benefits and applications are now available online. Visit this website to sign up for a variety of services. Contact 800-372-2022 or call the National Hunger Hotline at 866-348-6749 for assistance.
Delaware Prescription Assistance Program (DPAP)
The DPAP helps pay for prescription medications of seniors and people with disabilities unable to afford the costs of medications. Start your application online or call 800-996-9969, choose option 2 then option 1 to be directed to a representative that will help you apply.
Child Nutrition Program
Programs administered by state agencies aim to fight hunger and obesity by giving schools, child care centers, and after-school programs healthy meals for children.
These are the programs of Food and Nutrition Service that provides children with healthy food to eat:
- National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
- The School Breakfast Program (SBP)
- The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CFCFP)
- The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
- The Special Milk Program (SMP)
- The Fresh FruitsVegetables Programs (FFVP).
Delaware Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) for Single Parents
The Weatherization Assistance Program installs energy-efficient improvements to reduce energy costs and a safer household environment for low-income single mothers and families. The agencies subcontract with private construction and heating contractors for the installation of air sealing, insulation, window, and door replacement, and furnace repair and replacement.
They work all year round, however, there is a waiting list. If you’re a resident of Delaware and meet the income guidelines, you may qualify for the program. Visit their website or call 800-464-4357 for more information.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for Single Parents
The LIHEAP, along with the federally funded Delaware Energy Assistance Program (DEAP), and the program in partnership with Catholic Charities, Division of State Service Centers (DSSC) are all on the path of helping low-income single mothers in need of assistance in paying for their utility bill.
During the winter (October 1 – March 31), there are additional grants for qualified households. These grants include paying for home heating: electricity, natural gas, kerosene, propane, wood, or coal. Recipients should have income that qualifies for the program and a document showing the crisis (utility shut off notice, out of fuel, no money to purchase fuel). Visit their website to find out if you qualify.
Contact the numbers corresponding to your county for assistance:
- Kent County – 302-674-1782
- New Castle County – 302-654-9295
- Sussex County – 302-856-6310
The Sojourners’ Place is for people looking for a place to stay and to change their life. These are the services they offer for the homeless: shelter, meals, health information or mental health education, in-house drug, and alcohol education, training, and GED. The place is for up to 42 men and 8 women, at one time and stays longer to complete the program. They have a Veteran’s Administration too. Visit their website or call 302-764-4713 to learn more.
Make Your Home Energy Efficient
This program helps you stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer without having to pay for a high utility bill. Visit this website to learn more.
Credit Counseling for Single Mothers
Credit Counseling or Debt Consolidation can help you stop filing for bankruptcy. Be able to save money and avoid legal hassles with their help. Visit their website to find out how they’ll be able to help you.