Services and Programs for Babies

Services and Programs for Babies



Adoption, Foster Care and Day Care Facility Information

Caregiver Support

  • Child Care
    This service provides support for families with young children to enable the caretaker to hold a job, obtain training or meet special needs of the child.

    This service is provided by the Division of Social Services (DSS). For more information about DSS services, please visit the DSS website or contact DSS.
  • Joining Generations
    Joining Generations is a statewide intergenerational program operated by the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities. The goal of the program is to bring elderly and the youth together in planned activities which benefit both generations. Joining Generations administers the Family Circles program. Family Circles is a support/education group program for grandparents and relatives raising others' children. In addition, Joining Generations provides support and technical assistance to other organizations in Delaware that are interested in developing intergenerational services. For additional intergenerational information and programs, please see the DSAAPD Intergenerational Programs page.

    This service is provided by the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD). For a complete list of services provided by DSAAPD, please visit the DSAAPD services page, the DSAAPD website or contact DSAAPD.
  • Kinship Care
    The Kinship Care Program provides assistance for relative caregivers during the 90-day transition period when a child first moves into the non-parent caregiver's home. The program assists in meeting immediate needs for clothing, shelter, health, safety, and educational supplies.

    This service is provided by the Division of State Service Centers (DSSC). For more information about DSSC services, please visit the DSSC website or contact DSSC.

Health Services and Medical Assistance

  • Healthy Children
    The Delaware Healthy Children Program is targeted to children under age 19 with whose family income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) and who do not qualify for Medicaid. Eligible children receive prescription services, doctor visits, hospital care, labs, Xrays and 31 days of mental health and substance abuse treatment services per calendar year (inpatient or outpatient) in addition to the MCO benefit of 30 outpatient visits for mental health.

    This service is provided by the Division of Social Services (DSS). For more information about DSS services, please visit the DSS website or contact DSS.
  • Immunizations
    Immunizations services help the uninsured and underinsured receive the required childhood vaccinations.

    This service is provided by the Division of Public Health (DPH). For more information about DPH services, please visit the DPH website or contact DPH.
  • Medicaid
    Medicaid furnishes medical assistance to eligible low-income families and to eligible aged, blind and/or disabled people whose income is insufficient to meet the cost of necessary medical services.

    This service is provided by the Division of Social Services (DSS). For more information about DSS services, please visit the DSS website or contact DSS.
  • Newborn Screening
    Newborn Screening Program is intended to identify newborn babies with one of a number of rare disorders.

    This service is provided by the Division of Public Health (DPH). For more information about DPH services, please visit the DPH website or contact DPH.
  • Other Health Services and Information

    Other services for babies provided by the Division of Public Health (DPH). For more information about DPH services, please visit the DPH website or contact DPH.

Information and Assistance/Case Coordination

  • Food Stamps
    Food Stamps is a program that enables low-income families to buy a variety of food that is the basis for better nutrition.

    This service is provided by the Division of Social Services (DSS). For more information about DSS services, please visit the DSS website or contact DSS.

Nutrition

  • WIC - Women, Infants and Children
    WIC provides nutrition education and supplemental food vouchers to eligible infants, children, pregnant women and recently delivered women.
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