Smyrna DE Social Services

Find Smyrna, 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 100 Sunnyside Road Smyrna DE 19977 302-223-1500


About Smyrna Social Services

Social Services are Delaware State, Smyrna and local government agencies responsible for providing a wide range of health and human services and programs in Smyrna, DE. The range and types of programs may vary significantly from one jurisdiction to the next, but Social Services in Smyrna 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:
  • Smyrna Social Services programs
  • Government benefits and welfare
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Food stamps and EBT cards
  • Smyrna Medicare and Medicaid
Smyrna SNAP Program & TANF Benefits

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

Medicare and Medicaid in Smyrna, 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 Smyrna.

Health and Human Services

In and at the local level, the Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) often works with Smyrna community human service providers to ensure the needs of individuals and families are met. 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 Smyrna Social Services Departments.

Smyrna Human Services

Smyrna State Social Services Offices typically administer social and human service programs by contract with, 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 Smyrna law enforcement in cases of child welfare or abuses and neglect of the elderly, as well as assisting child support enforcement.