child welfare agencies delaware

Delaware Child Welfare Agencies

The Delaware Child Welfare Agency (also called the Department of Human Services, Department of Human Resources, Department of Children and Families, or Department of Public Welfare) can help you with issues of pregnancy, parenting, foster care, and adoption. The professionals in these offices can be very helpful to a birth mother or birth father. This site lists the State Child Welfare website for every state and provides you with a link to their website.

Child Welfare Agencies in Delaware

Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families (The Delaware Children’s Department) 
1825 Faulkland Rd
Wilmington, DE 19805-1195

For emergency help with a child's emotional problem call:

In Northern New Castle County (North of canal) 1-302-633-5128 
In Southern New Castle County (South of canal) 1-800-969-HELP 
In Kent and Sussex Counties 1-302-424-HELP (1-302-424-4357)


Telephone: 302/633-2600 | FAX: 302/633-5118

Family Services (FS)
Telephone: 302/633-2650

Report child abuse or neglect by calling 1-800-292-9582

Child Welfare Agencies in Delaware

Click here to find child welfare agencies in other states

Additional Areas of Interest

Delaware child nutrition programs include free and low-cost food, nutrition information, and preschool and school nutrition programs.

Delaware Food Banks distribute free food to those in need.

Delaware Food Stamp Program helps persons with low-incomes to obtain food.

Delaware WIC provides free food, nutrition counseling, and referrals at no charge.

Delaware Department of Education can provide you with information about school nutrition and pregnancy programs.

Delaware Department of Health can provide nutrition information and help as well as help with pregnancy and post-pregnancy concerns.

Delaware Medicaid can help you with answers about free services offered to you and your child.

Please visit our home page to read about our commitment to assist you and other pregnant women and birth mothers free of charge regardless of whether you place a child for adoption or intend on raising your child yourself. One the ways we can help you is to help you find the information you need when you need it.  With that in mind please click the following link to see our complete list of government assistance programs.