Seaford Social Services

Find Seaford Delaware departments of social services, DSS, DPSS, and human services. Departments of social services provide information on food stamps, public assistance, welfare, housing, healthcare, emergency assistance, and child services.


Delaware State Social Service Department 350 Virginia Avenue Seaford DE 19973 302-628-2011


About Seaford Social Services

Social Services are Delaware State, Seaford and local government agencies responsible for providing a wide range of health and human services and programs in Seaford, DE. The range and types of programs may vary significantly from one jurisdiction to the next, but Social Services in Seaford tends to emphasize safety net programs, the provision of basic necessities, and the protection of children, elderly, and dependent or vulnerable adults.

You may contact Social Services for questions about:
  • Seaford Social Services programs
  • Government benefits and welfare
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Food stamps and EBT cards
  • Seaford Medicare and Medicaid
Seaford SNAP Program & TANF Benefits

Seaford Social Services Departments administer assistance programs, including those that are funded by Federal resources. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides food assistance (Seaford food stamps and EBT cards), while Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) provides general assistance for eligible low-income households in Seaford. The Delaware State and Seaford governments operate additional benefits programs that are geared toward helping low income households pay for basic necessities. Sussex County Social Services Departments employ caseworkers to conduct intake, determine eligibility, approve benefits, and ensure compliance with these and other programs.

Medicare and Medicaid in Seaford, DE

Departments of Social Services may also administer Federal government health programs, including Medicare and Medicaid, as well as Delaware health programs that provide coverage to low-income uninsured or underinsured groups that are not eligible for Federal health coverage. Health programs for otherwise uninsured children and women are common in Seaford.

Health and Human Services

In Sussex County and at the local level, the Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) often works with Seaford community human service providers to ensure the needs of individuals and families are met. Sussex County referral services may cover preventive health care, housing, substance abuse and addiction services, home energy assistance programs, mental health services, and supportive services for people with disabilities. Local providers of basic necessities such as food pantries, temporary and homeless shelters, and child care are usually accessible through Seaford Social Services Departments.

Seaford Human Services

Seaford State Social Services Offices typically administer social and human service programs by contract with Sussex County, local government, or community providers. In Delaware the Social Services Department may also be responsible for coordinating and regulating the foster care system and adoptions processes. They may also investigate and support Seaford law enforcement in cases of child welfare or abuses and neglect of the elderly, as well as assisting child support enforcement.