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.
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
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
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.
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.