Kent County Social Services for Public Assistance

Find Kent County Delaware social services and programs related to public assistance. Public assistance is provided by Food Stamp Offices, Medicaid Offices, Social Security Offices, WIC Offices, and Housing Authorities.


A Food Stamp Office is a government office at the local level that provides nutritional assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP benefits are available to income-eligible households in order to reduce food insecurity and poverty by supplementing the food purchasing power of the household. A Food Stamp Office can assist eligible families in enrolling for SNAP benefits and receiving nutritional assistance benefits. These food assistance benefits include a monthly stipend to purchase household food items or plants and seeds to grow food.

Dover Carrolls Plaza Food Stamp Office 1114 South Dupont Highway Dover DE 19901 302-739-4578

Dover James W Williams State Service Center Food Stamp Office 805 River Road Dover DE 19901 302-857-5000

Milford Annex Food Stamp Office 13 Northwest Front Street Milford DE 19963 302-424-7230

Smyrna State Service Center Food Stamp Office 200 South Dupont Boulevard Smyrna DE 19977 302-514-4500


A Housing Authority is a government office at the state, county, or local level that provides housing assistance and support to income-eligible people. Housing Authorities offer a range of services, including rental assistance, access to long-term low-income rental housing, and housing support. Housing Authorities often provide additional support services to tenants, including education and job training, access to healthcare services, and other social services.

Dover Housing Authority 76 Stevenson Drive Dover DE 19901 302-678-1965

Smyrna Housing Authority 32 Monrovia Avenue Smyrna DE 19977 302-653-5868


A Medicaid Office is a government office at the state, county, or local level that provides health insurance assistance to income-eligible individuals and families. Medicaid services include inexpensive or free health insurance for children, adults, people with disabilities, and the elderly. A Medicaid Office provides assistance in enrolling for Medicaid services, information on healthcare options, and help obtaining access to healthcare.

Milford Delaware Medicaid Office 253 Northeast Front Street Milford DE 19963 302-424-7210


A Social Security Office is a local branch of the federal Social Security Administration, which provides financial support to elderly people, surviving family members, and people with disabilities. Social Security Offices provide services including stipends to retired workers as well as low-income individuals and people with disabilities. Social Security Offices provide assistance in enrolling for Social Security benefits, receiving Social Security benefits, and planning for retirement needs.

Dover Social Security Office 500 Loockerman Street Dover DE 19904 302-674-5162


A WIC Office is an office run by the state, county, or local government that provides support to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, infants, and children. WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC is a supplemental food program, and in addition to nutritional assistance, WIC Offices provide additional benefits including health screenings, nutrition and health education, breastfeeding promotion and support, and help getting other social services. WIC Offices provide services to income-eligible families who require food assistance.

Dover Blue Hen Mall Corporate Center WIC Office 655 South Bay Road Dover DE 19901 302-739-4614

Dover Williams State Service Center WIC Office 805 River Road Dover DE 19901 302-857-5110

Milford Riverwalk WIC Office 253 Northeast Front Street Milford DE 19963 302-424-7220

Smyrna State Service Center WIC Office 200 South Dupont Boulevard Smyrna DE 19977 302-514-4500