Kent County, DE Assistance Programs

Kent County Housing Assistance Programs

Our housing assistance programs include HUD, housing assistance, Section 8, subsidized housing programs in Kent County.

Dover Housing Authority

76 Stevenson Drive
Dover, DE - 19901
(302)678-1965
Provides safe, decent, sanitary housing and housing assistance to low to moderately income families in the City of Dover. Hours Of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Fees: No application fees, rent charged is based on income...

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Division of Human Relations, Cannon Building

861 Silver Lake Boulevard, Suite 145
Dover, DE - 19904
(302)739-4567
Referral source for persons with problems and questions concerning human relations; administers law prohibiting discrimination in housing, public accommodations, state employment, and state services on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability, marital status, and familar status; performs administrative, fiscal, and clerical functions for the State Human Relations Commission; acts as conciliator in matters involving race, color and all other protected categories; promotes amicable relationships among various racial and cultural groups; conducts investigations, surveys, and studies relative to incidents of racial, cultural, or group incidents and tensions; monitors and evaluates compliance with the State Affirmative Action Plan of the State Executive Branch of Government with the assistance of the Human Relations Commission. Hours Of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Fees: None..

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Kent County Food Assistance Programs

Our list of food assistance programs includes: food pantries, soup kitchens, congregate meal programs in Kent County.

Oxford House for Women - Silver Lake

125 Overlook Place
Dover, DE - 19901
(302) 744-8142
Oxford House is a self-run, self-supported recovery house for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts in which shelter, food, case management, individual counseling and group support are provided.Funds might be available to cover the first month's rent and security deposit...

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Oxford House for Men - Victoria Lane

931 Boggs Dr.
Dover, DE - 19901
(302) 607-4473
Oxford House is a self-managed, self-sustaining recovery home for alcoholics and drug addicts recovering providing shelter, food, case management, individual counseling and group support. Funds may be available to cover the costs of the first month of rent and deposit. ..

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Oxford House for Men - Thornley

128 W Commerce St
Smyrna, DE - 19977
302-223-6388
Oxford House is a self-run, self-supported recovery house for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts in which shelter, food, case management, individual counseling and group support are provided.Funds might be available to cover the first month's rent and security deposit...

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Oxford House for Men - Paynter

888 Lincoln Street
Dover, DE - 19904
302-883-2096
Oxford House is a self-run, self-supported treatment house in which shelter, food, case management, individual therapy and community support are given to recovering alcoholics and drug addicts. Their funds might be able to cover the first month's rent and security deposit. ..

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Modern Maturity Center

1121 Forrest Ave.
Dover, DE - 19904
(302)734-1200
They offer a wide range of programs, services and activities to help older adults age in place. MMC has social, recreational, fitness and education opportunities, in addition to services such as Meals on Wheels, adult day services, caregiver resource center, and early memory loss program. ..

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Lillian Smith Senior Citizens Center

410 Main Street
Clayton, DE - 19938
(302)653-6119
Provides programs, relaxation and entertainment for senior citizens including: information and referral; educational programs; arts and crafts; trips; two covered dish luncheons a month; lending library; visiting nurse checkups monthly; lending service for wheelchairs, walkers, and crutches; and an outreach program. The Clayton Century Club also meets at the Center. Clayton Police put on a program every 2nd Tuesday. Hours Of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. Eligibility: Ages 55 and over. Fees: Donation requested for meals...

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Hope Builders International, Inc.

104 Hunting Way
Smyrna, DE - 19977
(302)359-3435
Provides assistance to individuals/families in impoverished conditions or during crisis. Typically offers meals, home improvements, and clothing/household goods. Hours Of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Fees: None..

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Harvest Years Senior Center

30 South Street
Camden, DE - 19934
(302)698-4285
The agency was incorporated in 1977 with the intention to be operated as a Senior Center having as its central focus "Seniors Helping Seniors". There are two programs Operated by Harvest Years - a Shopping Program and a Senior Center Program. Both programs fulfill the Harvest Years, Mission: To Build, Maintain and Improve ones abilities "AS A WAY OF LIFE, for more than 40 years. The Senior Center Program provides a friendly, supportive, family-like environment in which social, recreational, educational and daily meal activities occur on weekdays for individuals who are 55 years of age and older. The Shopping Program has evolved from the original Brown Bag Program, providing commodity food for home bound seniors. Presently, the Shopping Program, is serving 136 home bound Kent County, DE seniors, it provides assistance to individuals with their grocery shopping and concurrent stops for the clients bank, pharmacy or post office needs. A $3.00 trip fee was started in October, 2003 to partially defray the costs of the Shopping Program. Prior to that time the program had been operated on a donation only basis...

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Harrington Senior Center, Inc.

102 Fleming Street
Harrington, DE - 19952
(302)398-4224
Provides meals, recreation, social services, information and referral, and bus transportation. Hours Of Operation: Monday - Thursday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm., Friday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Eligibility: Ages 50 and over, (60 and over for meals and transportation). Fees: Donation requested for meals (suggested donation, $4.00)..

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Foster Grandparent Program (Dssc, Dhss) James Williams State Service Center

805 River Road
Dover, DE - 19901
(302)857-5040
Enables low income seniors the opportunity to volunteer in the community to render supportive one-on-one services to children with special needs for 15 to 40 hours per week in designated community settings. Volunteers receive a tax-free stipend, transportation reimbursement, meals while on duty, physical exam, in-service training, accident and personal liability insurance, earned sick and vacation leave, and paid holidays. Hours Of Operation: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mon.-Fri. Eligibility: Low income, ages 55 and over. Fees: None..

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Kent County Rent and Bill Pay Assistance Programs

Our financial assistance programs include rent assistance, bill pay services, prescription assistance programs, utility assistance, mortgage assistance programs in Kent County.

Mom's House Inc. Of Dover

864 South State Street
Dover, DE - 19901
(302)678-8688
Provides free child care for infants and toddlers, parenting classes, tutoring, and other related services. Eligibility: Single parent attending school full time in financial need. Must maintain passing grades, attend biweekly parenting classes, volunteer 3 hours weekly, and work fundraisers each semester. Hours Of Operation: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (closed in summer). Fees: None..

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Marcus L. Ware Foundation Treadway Towers

9 E. Loockerman Street
Dover, DE - 19901
(302)674-9273
Provides services to anyone who has been impacted by homicide. Certain programs are open to everyone. Services include: impact support groups, financial assistance, youth programs and summer employment. Hours Of Operation: Monday - Wednesday and Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.; Thursday, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Fees: None..

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DPH, DHSS - Thomas Collins Building

540 S. DuPont Highway, Suite #7
Dover, DE - 19901
(302)744-1000
Provides a wide range of services, ranging from education and consultation to direct services and financial assistance in a variety of program areas. Includes programs to reduce major risk factors such as smoking, physical inactivity, and obesity which are the leading causes of chronic disease. The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program provides supplemental nutrition and education to low income pregnant women and young children. The Comprehensive Cancer Program provides cancer treatment for low income uninsured individuals as well as screening for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer. Provides immunizations including flu shots, and programs to prevent and control spread of sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and other communicable diseases. Also collects data for health planning, implementation, and evaluation, including the Behavioral Risk Factor Survey and the Adult and Youth Tobacco Surveys. Provides educational materials, community and worksite interventions, health information, statistics, wellness programs and resources on diabetes prevention, awareness and education. Hours Of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Educational programs at other times by appointment. Eligibility: Delaware residents and organizations. Varies according to the service. Check website or call to inquire about eligibility. Fees: None...

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Dover Catholic Charities Intensive Community based Services For Children

1155 West Walker Road
Dover, DE - 19904
(302)674-1600
Provides community-based mental health services to children and youth up to age 17. Services include individual and group therapy for children, family therapy and parent group treatment, assessment, psychiatric and community consultation, transportation, interagency collaboration, case management, treatment, transition, and discharge planning in conjunction with the Division of Child Mental Health. Hours Of Operation: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mon.-Fri. (other times by appointment). Fees: None (program funding through Division of Child Mental Health Services)...

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Delaware Cooperative Extension University of Delaware, Pardee Center

69 Transportation Circle
Dover, DE - 19901
(302)730-4000
A community of young people nationwide learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. Coordinated by adult volunteers who work with the youth in a variety of 4-H project areas. Hours Of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Eligibility: Cloverbud, age 5-7; Traditional, age 8-19. Age as of January 1 of current year. Fees: None..

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Delaware Adolescent Program, Inc. - Camden

185 South Street
Camden, DE - 19934
(302)697-0356
Comprehensive service program for pregnant teenagers and adolescent parents which includes continuing education (grades 6-12); medical care coordination; social services (individual, group and family counseling); day care (one week to 4 years of age); counseling in child development; nutrition; and prevention programs in the schools. Hours Of Operation: Monday - Friday (school), 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Monday - Friday (day care), 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Eligibility: Pregnant or parenting girls, ages 12-19, grades 6-12, State residents. Fees: None...

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Delaware, Inc., Dover

1001 S. Bradford Street, Suite 1
Dover, DE - 19901
(302)674-2486
Big Brothers Big Sisters offers one-on-one mentoring services for at-risk youngsters mainly from single parent or foster families. Mentors are carefully screened and trained before they are paired with a child. Their aim is to help young people improve socially and academically; while reducing the likelihood of negative behaviors, such as alcohol and drug use. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Eligibility: 6-17 years old, single-parent households. Fees: Free of charge. ..

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Kent County Health Care Assistance Programs and Clinics

Our list of clinics and healthcare assistance programs includes free and income based clincs: dental and medical, health care assistant payment programs, etc.

Kent Sussex Counseling Services (Kscs)

1241 College Park Dr.
Dover, DE - 19904
(302)735-7790
KSCS provides a comprehensive array of treatment, case management and support services; Outpatient treatment for co-occurring substance dependence and mental health conditions with substance abuse/dependence as the primary condition for adults and youth, Medication assisted treatment for alcohol and opiate dependence or mental health conditions, Drug Court Diversion in Kent County, Alcohol & Drug Prevention, HIV support services including HIV case management, HIV Prevention education, counseling, and testing. Hours of Operation: Medication Assisted Treatment: 6:00 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., Mon.-Fri.; Medication Dispensing: 6:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Mon.- Fri., 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m., Sat.-Sun.; Level 1 Outpatient Treatment Program: 227 Hours vary by location. Nontraditional hours available for transportation, case management, HIV counseling, testing and prevention services. Eligibility: Persons seeking help for alcohol and or drug abuse or dependency. Serves persons without insurance and accepts Medicaid. Fees: Sliding scale..

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Hope Medical Clinic, Inc. Modern Maturity Center

1125 Forrest Avenue, Suite 202
Dover, DE - 19904
(302)735-7551
Non-emergency primary medical and dental consultation and available treatment. Referral to subspecialist, if necessary. Hours Of Operation: Tuesday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Eligibility: 18-64 years old, no medical insurance and income below federal poverty guideline. Fees: None..

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Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition Kent County

165 Commerce Way, Suite 2
Dover, DE - 19904
(302)672-6435
The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is the only statewide breast cancer organization in Delaware and has office locations in Wilmington, Dover and Lewes, serving all three counties. Utilizing a comprehensive strategy, DBCC addresses the spectrum of breast health issues through awareness, outreach, education, support, mentoring, screening and advocacy. Programs include the Annual Breast Cancer Update Conference, featuring the latest information on breast cancer and advocacy; Living and Giving Exhibit; Taking Care of Ourselves (Lesbians and Women Who Partner with Women); Survivor Peer Mentor Support (supporting newly diagnosed and providing education about clinical trials) and Women's Mobile Health Screening Van. Hours Of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am 6:00 pm. Fees: None..

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Christiana Care Visiting Nurse Association

2116 S. DuPont Hwy., Suite 2
Camden, DE - 19934
(302)698-4300
Offers a comprehensive array of home health care services including skilled and specialty nursing; physical, speech, and occupational therapy; medical social work; nutrition counseling; private duty nursing; home health aid/homemaker; and respite care. CCVNA also operates an Adult Day Program which specializes in care for adults with Alzheimer's and other memory disorders. Hours Of Operation: 24-hours (main offices) Hours vary by location, Mon.Fri. Fees: Yes. Sliding scale for many services; special grants available; accepts Medicare, Medicaid and most third-party insurances...

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Kent County Homeless Shelters and Homeless Assistance Programs

Our list of homeless programs include emergency homeless shelters, day shelters, homeless resources for men, women, and families. Free public showers, etc

Aid In Dover, Inc., Eight-O-One Shelter

801 West Division Street
Dover, DE - 19904
(302)734-7610
A private non-profit organization providing emergency shelter care and transitional independent living services to youth and young adults. Shelter services include diagnostic screening; family, individual, and group counseling; tutoring; and 24-hour residential care for 15-30 days with a maximum capacity of 4 youth. Both residential and nonresidential transitional independent living services are provided for up to 18 months for a maximum of 26 youths and young adults. After school and summer activity programs for "at risk" youth and children. Shelter and Transitional Living Program: 24 hours. Fees: None...

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Aid In Dover, Inc. Transitional Living Program

731 W. Division St.
Dover, DE - 19904
(302)734-7610
A private non-profit organization providing emergency shelter care and transitional independent living services to youth and young adults. Shelter services include diagnostic screening; family, individual, and group counseling; tutoring; and 24-hour residential care for 15-30 days with a maximum capacity of 4 youth. Both residential and nonresidential transitional independent living services are provided for up to 18 months for a maximum of 26 youths and young adults. After school and summer activity programs for "at risk" youth and children. Shelter and Transitional Living Program: 24 hours. Fees: None...

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Kent County Alcohol and Drug Rehab Assistance Programs

Kent County, DE Alcohol and Drug Rehab

Local Rehab Assistance: 800-780-2294
Specialists trained to find the best treatment solutions at little to no cost. Call for location and rates for rehab.

Kent County Various Assistance Programs

Below we list an array of other helpful resource programs we have found in Kent County.

Mamie A. Warren Senior Center

1775 Wheatleys Pond Road
Smyrna, DE - 19977
(302)653-4078
At Mamie Warren Senior Center, we pride ourselves in the daily contribution to individual and community wellbeing. We think of ourselves as "As Home Away From Home" for our members. We are a warm and friendly place for seniors and the handicapped to socialize together on a daily basis...

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Kent County Community School

65-1 Carver Road
Dover, DE - 19901
(302)672-1960
Kent County Community School (KCCS) serves approximately 180 students aged between 2 and 21 who have a variety of disabilities that include physical, sensory, cognitive, communication disabilities, multiple disabilities, autism spectrum, and those who are medically fragile. As an educational institution, their primary goal is to provide an educationally appropriate program for each student designed around their individual needs and supported by their related services. Their   staff consists of the principal, associate director, secretary, two educational case managers/diagnostics, 29 teachers, 50 professionals, 5 school psychologists, 5 speech therapists, 3 physiotherapists, 5 occupational therapists, a certified occupational therapy assistant, aquatic manager, adapted physical education teacher and 5 registered nurses. Other programs include swimming, technique, music, art, physical education, and sensory integration during the day. Specialists in visual impairment, blindness, and orthopedics (from the public and private sectors) serve students on a regular basis. A consultative and integrated approach to service delivery is used where teachers and therapists work together to develop and implement educational and therapeutic strategies in the classroom. Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   Open Hours for Student: Monday to Friday, 8:10 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. Eligibility Pupils with physical and moderate to severe mental disabilities aged 3-21 years; Students with autism 2-21 (educational diagnosis); Deaf/blind persons of childbirth-21 (state classification requirements). Cost: None. ..

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Kent County Community Action Agency, Inc.

120 A South Governors Avenue
Dover, DE - 19904
(302)678-1949
Drug Intervention Prevention Program (DIPP) promotes health and wellness and creates a positive culture in the community. Hours Of Operation: Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 12:00 am. Eligibility: 12 mo.-12 yrs. Fees: Sliding scale; Purchase of Care accepted..

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John S. Charlton School

278 Sorghum Mill Road
Camden, DE - 19934
(302)697-3103
Provides educational services for disabled population whose educational classifications include: Severely Mentally Disabled (SMD), Trainably Mentally Disabled (TMD), Autism, EIP/DD; OI; OHI; Deaf/Blind; and Blind. Hours Of Operation: 12 month educational program. Eligibility: SMD and TMD, ages 321; Autistic, 2-21. Fees: None..

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James H. Groves Diploma-At-A-Distance

160 Greentree Drive, Suite 104
Dover, DE - 19904
(302)883-0420
On-line high school for out of school adults seeking high school diploma or GED. Hours Of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Eligibility: Delaware resident, 16 years of age or older, and withdrawn from traditional school. Fees: $40.00 per semester for Groves, GED preparation is free...

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Generations Home Care, Inc. Kent County

1125 Forest Ave, Suite 201
Dover, DE - 19901
(302)734-7005
Provides a variety of home care services, including: skilled nursing; certified home health aid/homemaker; housekeeping; companion service; physical, occupational, speech therapy; medical social worker; adult foster care; and medical transportation. Hours Of Operation: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Mon.-Fri.; skilled nurse available 24 hours per day. Fees: Sliding scale...

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Frederica Senior Center

216 S. Market Street
Frederica, DE - 19946
(302)335-4555
The Frederica Senior Center is open to anyone 50+ or disabled, regardless of race, creed, national origin, or gender...

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Elizabeth W. Murphey School, Inc.

42 Kings Highway East
Dover, DE - 19901
(302)734-7478
Provides residential care for dependent and neglected children, health care for residents, mental health care through referral, education, and counseling. Hours Of Operation: 24 hours. Eligibility: Dependent/neglected children, ages 8-18. Fees: Sliding scale...

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Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. Kent County

840 Walker Road
Dover, DE - 19904
(302)674-8500
As program funding permits, provide consultation and legal representation; U Visa Petitions for injured victims of crime who cooperate with the investigation and/or prosecution of the crime; Violence Against Women Act ("VAWA") Self-Petitions for victims of domestic violence; and Special Immigrant Juvenile Petitions for dependant immigrant children within the juvenile system. Hours Of Operation: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm., by appointment only. Fees: None...

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Ahedd

P.O. Box 1322
Dover, DE - 19903
(302)674-1181
They provide employment and training services for people with disabilities. Specialized services are provided on an individual basis, based on needs, abilities, individual goals, and skills. Services may include job search, job placement, community assessment, job coaching, and follow-up services. AHEDD is an employment network for job ticket recipients who receive SSI or SSDI. Hours of  Operation: Monday to Friday  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.,  Fees: None ..

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Kent County Assistance Locations

Government and Private Assistance Programs

Housing Assistance

There are many non-profit and government based organizations dedicated to providing housing and support. We find them for you.

Food Pantry Assistance

Food pantries, soup kitchens, food baskets. We find these local resources and list them.

Free clothing assistance

Thousands of churches and religious organizations offer low-cost or free drug and alcohol treatment as part of their missions.