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Financial Assistance

The following agencies offer financial assistance and support to individuals with disabilities who are financially needy. They provide support to help individuals pay for such things as electric, heat, rent, security deposit, mortgage payments.

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Catholic Charities

Main Number (302) 655-9624 or (302) 654-9295

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Catholic Charities operate 16 programs that support those in need. Programs include mental health, addiction and substance abuse counseling; In addition they also provide assistance with basic needs utility assistance, rent/mortgage assistance, as well many more programs available.

  • Homeowners and renters with earnings below 200% of federal poverty guidelines can apply.
  • Provides with financial supplement help with home cooling during the summer months.
  • All heating including electricity, gas oil and kerosene, wood, propane, natural gas and coal are eligible for assistance.
  • Heating application is processed from October 1st to March 31st.
  • Funds from the federal government do not usually arrive until late December.

Catholic Charities
[Emergency Financial Assistance]

(302) 674-1782x24

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Catholic Charities provides, as a primary focus, caring services to families and person in need.

  • Emergency Financial Assistance with security Deposits, Mortgage Payment, and small funds.
  • Also provides assistance with Emergency home heating fuel Assistance.


(302) 654-4550

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F.A.I.T.H. provides Emergency Financial Assistance with security deposits, mortgage payments, and small funds.

First State Community Action

(302) 856-7761

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First State Community Action provides emergency shelter; and emergency weatherization, and repairs.

Goodwill Industries
[Emergency Financial Assistance]

(302) 404-3556 or (302) 761-4640

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Revenue generated through Goodwill stores and auctions supports Goodwill's mission of improving the lives of people with barriers to employment.

  • Goodwill is part of the Delaware Money Management Program
  • Provides assistance to older adults who are no longer able to manage their financial affairs on their own.
  • Provides assistance to older adults with Physical Disabilities that are on a limited income.

Money Management Program
[Emergency Financial Assistance]

(800) 223-9074

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The Money Management Program provides services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities who need help organizing and paying their bills. The Money Management Program is cosponsored by the Division of Services for the Aging and Adults with Disabilities and AARP Foundation; and offers:

  • Money management assistance to help low-income seniors and adults with physical disabilities to budgeting, paying routine bills and keeping track of financial matter.

The Money Management Program’s goal is to promote and prolong independent living for those at risk at losing their independence due to inability to manage their financial affairs.


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The mission of NeedyMeds is to make information about assistance programs available to low-income patients and their advocates at no cost. The NeedyMeds website is the face of the organization. Databases such as Patient Assistance Programs, Disease-Based Assistance, Free and Low- Clinics, government programs and other types of assistance programs are the crux of the free information offered online.

Neighborhood House
[Emergency Financial Assistance]

(302) 378-7269

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Neighborhood House program assists families and individuals to meet their immediate basic needs of food, heat, electricity, and fuel assistance in crisis while helping them become independent and stable.

  • Crisis /Relief Programs are designed to assist families and individuals to meet their immediate basic needs of food, heat, and electricity in crisis situations while helping them become more stable.

Peoples Settlement Association

(302) 658-4133

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Peoples Settlement Association provides Emergency Funding for security deposits, mortgage payments and small funds.

Salvation Army

(302) 472-0700

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Salvation Army provides Emergency Funding with security deposits, Mortgage payments, and small funds.

Salvation Army
[Emergency Financial Assistance]

(302) 654-5003

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The Salvation Army’s traditional red kettle is an integral part of the Christmas scene, with millions of dollars donated each year to aid the needy families, seniors, and the homeless.

  • Many families receive aid over a period of months after the Christmas season as well as people struggling with difficult family, emotional, or employment problems.

State Service Center
[Emergency Financial Assistance]

(302) 376-5770

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State Service Centers provides a number of programs and services appropriate to the community. There are 15 centers located within Delaware. The Community Resource and Assistance Services provide assistance with rent, utilities, emergency shelter, and other critical needs.

  • Individuals or families can receive or be eligible for Cash Assistance
  • Emergency Assistance funds provided for rent, utilities, and emergency shelter for eligible low-income persons in order to help maintain self-sufficiency and prevent homelessness.

West End Neighborhood House

(302) 395-5600

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West End Neighborhood House provides statewide programs with security deposit and loan programs.

  • Program is designed to assist families and individuals to meet their immediate basic needs of food, heat and electricity in crisis.
  • Financial assistance with utility bills, Thanksgiving food baskets, Christmas adopt-a-family, bus tickets for employment and skill workshops.
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