Wilmington Social Services for Public Assistance

Find Wilmington 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.

Wilmington Department of Social Services Candy Park Food Stamp Office 1920 Maryland Avenue Wilmington DE 19805 302-498-5500

Wilmington Northeast State Service Center Food Stamp Office 1624 Jessup Street Wilmington DE 19802 302-552-3500

Wilmington Winder Laird Porter State Service Center Food Stamp Office 509 West 8th Street Wilmington DE 19801 302-777-2800

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.

Wilmington Housing Authority 1800 North Broom Street Wilmington DE 19802 302-429-7288

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.

Wilmington Northeast State Service Center WIC Office 1624 Jessup Street Wilmington DE 19802 302-283-7540

Wilmington West End Neighborhood House WIC Office 710 North Lincoln Street Wilmington DE 19805 302-283-7540