Low-income single moms in Delaware are encouraged by the Food Supplemental Program (FSP) to purchase the food they need to maintain adequate nutrition levels for themselves and their children. Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) is the system through which the benefits are issued. By 6:00 a.m. the ... Read More »
Assistance for Single Moms in Delaware
Single moms can receive aid and assistance in all cities and counties across the state of Delaware. Assistance programs help with free food, housing costs, rent, energy bills, mortgages, free health care, and more.
Food Banks in Delaware
Free food and possibly other forms of non-financial aid can be offered to those single moms who are facing a hardship or who may be low income by a food bank or pantry in the state. Contact the Food Bank of Delaware by calling 302-292-1305.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - Food Stamps
Low-income single moms in Delaware are encouraged by the Food Supplemental Program (FSP) to purchase the food they need to maintain adequate nutrition levels for themselves and their children. Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) is the system through which the benefits are issued. By 6:00 a.m. the next morning, when benefits are approved, the benefits are posted to the client’s account. 800-221-5689 for more information on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
For lower income single moms and those who do not qualify for federally funded aid programs, such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Social Security, General Assistance is a Delaware funded program that was designed to provide cash assistance and grans.
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Offering single mothers temporary financial aid until they can obtain a job, is the main goal of the TANF assistance program, being Delaware’s main government grant and cash assistance program. The funds can be used for different needs such as rent, food, housing, and other needs. 800-464-4357 for more information on eligibility and benefits.
Head Start is a Federal program that aims to enhance the cognitive, emotional, and social development of children from birth to age five from low income families making sure they are school ready. Language, literacy, and social and emotional development are some area where the program can support a child’s growth. The role of parents is emphasized by the program as their child’s first and most important teacher. To find a Head Start or Early Head Start program near you, call 866-763-6481.
Mortgage Assistance and Foreclosure Prevention Programs
Single moms who need help with paying their mortgage or stop a foreclosure are encouraged by the state of Delaware to seek help. With the aim of taking advantage of all available programs the state will show its support.
Additionally, low cost housing and foreclosure prevention can also be provided by non-profits. Contact the Delaware State Housing Authority for more information at 888-383-8808.
Emergency Assistance Services and Rent
The Emergency assistance program will help single moms pay for rent, food, utilities and emergency shelter. In order to help prevent homelessness and maintain self-sufficiency eligible lower income families are provided with financial aid.
Delaware Social Services and Government Assistance
A number of low-income programs across the region are being ran by the state’s Division of Social Services. Single mothers may apply for free grants for paying energy bills, medications, and low cost of free food and medical care. To find out what assistance program is suited for your needs call the Delaware Division of Social Services at 800-464-4357.
Child Care Services and Vouchers
Destined for single moms and families with younger children, the program will help these families keep a job, obtain employment training or meet the special needs of the child, by assisting with child care. 302-892-5800 for more information.
Emergency Financial Aid
Operating several centers in Delaware, the Salvation Army, a leading non-profit, can offer programs that include heating bill assistance, food, emergency housing, Christmas assistance, and ongoing case management if necessary.
Low Cost or Free Medical Care
Families and single mothers are being provided access to free or reduced cost health care, prescriptions, and dental assistance by medical professionals, volunteers, nurses and others.
Numerous centers also focus on dental needs, in addition to all the medical care provided from the sources mentioned above.
Medical care in the form of prescriptions, check ups, assistance for children, lab work, cancer tests and other services are provided by government programs to those patients who lack health insurance.
Delaware Healthy Children Program
With the possibility of even moderate income families to be able to qualify, this is a low-cost health insurance assistance program for the uninsured children in Delaware. 800-372-2022
Delaware Prescription Assistance Program (DPAP)
Destined for the elderly and/or disabled individuals in Delaware, this is a program that will help them pay for prescription drug medicine. You may obtain an application for prescription assistance, and any help you may need filling out an application, by calling 800-996-9969.
Legal Aid and Representation
Pro-bono law firms and attorneys in Delaware offer low income families, single moms, seniors and the working poor free advice and legal representation, with an emphasis on civil legal cases that the families face. Contact the Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. for help by calling 302-478-8850.
Delaware Unemployment Insurance
If eligibility requirements are met, financial assistance is provided through unemployment insurance benefits to workers unemployed through no fault of their own. You must have worked in Tennessee during the past 12 to 18 months and have earned at least a minimum amount of wages, in order to qualify for this benefit program. For more information New Castle County residents can dial 302-761-6576 while Kent & Sussex County residents can dial 800-794-3032.
Government Grants, Employment, and Self-Sufficiency
Several programs that oversee government assistance such as rental help and funds for paying energy bills are being administered by non-profit community action agencies. Job training, meals, food assistance, and educations, are all services that are also included.
Delaware Energy and Heating Bill Programs
Financial assistance as well as ways to save money through conservation is what most of the utility and gas companies that operate in the state can offer to low income single moms. Call Catholic Charities to find out how to apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Kent County: 302-674-1782, New Castle Count: 302-654-929, Sussex County: 302-856-6310.