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
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
Foster Grandparent Program
Kinship Care Program
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Referrals
Division of Social Services (DSS)
Purchase of Care
Children's Community Alternative Disability Program
Food Benefit Program
Long Term Care
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Division of Public Health (DPH)'s Sussex County Health Unit
Business Hours: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm Monday through Friday, except Holidays
Child Health clinic
Dental clinic for children
WIC - Supplemental Nutrition Program for pregnant and nursing women, infants and young children.
Tuberculosis (TB) testing and services
Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) clinic
HIV/AIDS Case Management
HIV counseling and testing
Home Visiting for families
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:
Office of the Public Guardian
Counties served: Sussex County