Thurman Adams State Service Center DSSC DEAP Utility Assistance

Address: 546 S. Bedford Street
Georgetown, DE - 19947
(302) 515-3000

About Thurman Adams State Service Center DSSC DEAP Utility Assistance

Hours:     Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Facility Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 The Delaware Energy Assistance Program (DEAP) is a federally funded program for low-income families that need help in meeting their costs of home energy.  The Division of State Service Centers (DSSC) administers this program on a contractual basis with Catholic Charities, Inc.  Funds are provided by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), under the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).  DEAP services provide assistance to income eligible families to help them meet their home energy needs.  Income eligibility is defined as 200% of the federal poverty level.  (As a reference, please see the Division of Social Services' Income Eligibility tables.) DEAP has several components which include:
    Fuel Assistance:  Help with home energy bills from the period of October 1 - March 31.  This includes grants to income eligible households to help pay for home heating, which includes electricity, natural gas, kerosene, propane, coal, or wood.  Grants are made to both homeowners and renters.
    Crisis Assistance:  This component helps households in crisis during the winter months and may be in the form of a supplemental grant to their fuel assistance benefit.  In addition to being income eligible, households must show they are experiencing a crisis (i.e., shut-off notice, out of fuel, no money to pay for fuel).
    Summer Cooling Assistance Program (SCAP):   This program operates during the months of June-August and helps pay for electricity to cool homes with air conditioning during the hot, humid summer months.  In addition to receiving a grant to offset the high costs of electricity to air condition a home, some populations may be eligible to receive a room sized air conditioning unit.

This location provides DEAP Assistance.
Thurman Adams State Service Center (formerly the Georgetown State Service Center) currently offers administrative and client services by Delaware Health and Social Services (DHSS) divisions:

    Division of State Service Centers (DSSC)
        Community Resource Assistance Services (CRASP)
        DART Bus Schedules
        Diabetes Fund
        EBT (Electronic Benefit Transaction) Activation Site
        Emergency Assistance Service (EAS)clients, referrals made to Please replace photo with this one. HPC (Homeless Planning Council)
            Emergency Shelter - is provided for eligible EAS clients
            Needy Family Fund
        Family Visitation Center
        Food Closet
        Foster Grandparent Program
        Kinship Care Program
        Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Referrals
        Teen Voucher
        Utility Assistance
    Division of Social Services (DSS)
        Purchase of Care
        Children's Community Alternative Disability Program
        Food Benefit Program
        General Assistance
        Long Term Care
        Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
    Division of Public Health (DPH)'s Sussex County Health Unit
        Vital Statistics
        Business Hours: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm Monday through Friday, except Holidays
        Child Health clinic 
        Lead Testing 
        Dental clinic for children 
        WIC - Supplemental Nutrition Program for pregnant and nursing women, infants and young children.
        Family Planning 
        Pregnancy testing 
        Tuberculosis (TB) testing and services 
        Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) clinic 
        HIV/AIDS Case Management 
        HIV counseling and testing 
        Home Visiting for families 
        Health Education 
        Environmental Health/Field Services/Sussex County Office
        Plumbing Permit and Inspection Program 
    Division of Substance Abuse & Mental Health (DSAMH)
        Community Mental Health Center

Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families (DSCYF) divisions:

    Division of Family Services (DFS)
    Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services
    Division of Child Mental Health (CMH)

and other services:

    Human Relations
    Office of the Public Guardian

Counties served: Sussex County


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Hours of Operation

  • Monday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Saturday closed
  • Sunday closed

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