Government Agencies

Children and Youth Services: Legal Services Office
Address: 201 West Front St.
              Media, PA 19063
Phone #: 610-891-5104


Delaware County Assistance Office

(Dept. of Public Welfare)

Address:         701 Crosby St. Ste. A

                       Chester, PA 19013

Phone #:         610-447-5500

Languages:    English and Spanish

Fees:              None

Mission:

Services:       Food Stamps, Cash Assistance, Medical Assistance, Subsidized Child Care
 
 
Delaware County Bar Association
Address: 335 West Front St.
               Media, PA 19063
               www.delcobar.org
Phone #: 610-566-6625
 
 
Delaware County Department of Parks and Recreation

Address:         Media Courthouse

                       Government Center Building

                       Media, PA 19063

Phone #:         610-891-4663

Languages:    English

Fees:              call to inquire

Mission:

Services:       picnic areas and other park services for residents of Delaware County.

 
 
Delaware County Domestic Relations

Address:         P.O. Box 543

                       Media, PA 19063

Phone #:         610-891-4314

Languages:    English

Fees:              None

Mission:         Domestic Relations is responsible for the initiation, establishment and enforcement of child support and spousal support cases ordered by the court.

Services:       Assistance with issues concerning child support and spousal support.
 
 
Delaware County Housing Authority

Address:         1855 Constitution Avenue

                       Woodlyn, PA 19094

Housing Maintenance & Applications

Phone #:         610-876-2521

Section 8 Offices     

Phone #:         610-490-6200

Languages:    English

Fees:              depends on program

Mission:

Services:       Provides subsidized housing program (Section 8), public housing programs, self-sufficiency housing program and first-time homeowner program for those within section 8.

 
 
Delaware County Housing Rehabilitation Program

Address:         1600 Calcon Hook Road

                       Sharon Hill, PA 19079

                        http://www.co.delaware.pa.us 

Phone #:         610-583-4481

Languages:    English           

Fees:              0% deferred payment loan that’s not payable until your house is sold or transferred

Mission:

Services:       Provides low and moderate income homeowners with financial assistance for home repairs.  Loans are available for major systems repairs and weatherization projects for up to $25,000.
 
Delaware County Juvenile Court: Delaware County Courthouse & Government Center
Address: 201 West Front St.
                  Media, PA 19063
Phone #:  610-891-4000 
 
Delaware Count Juvenile Detention Center
Address: 370 North Middletown Rd.
                  Lima, PA 19037
Phone #: 610-891-8660
 
Delaware County Office of Behavioral Health (OBH)

Address:         20 S. 69th Street

                       Upper Darby, PA 19082

Phone #:         610-713-2365

Languages:    English

Fees:              None

Mission:

Services:       Oversees the public mental health and substance abuse systems for adults and children; Creates new programs in order to meet the mental health and substance abuse treatment needs of the county’s residents.
 
 
Delaware County Office of Developmental Programs (ODP)
Formerly Office of Mental Retardation (OMR)

Address:         20 S. 69th Street

                        Upper Darby, PA  19082

Phone #:         610-713-2400

Languages:    English

Fees:              None, (County,state,and federally funded)

Mission:                    

Services:       Provides case management services in order to access the level of need of each individual with an IQ below 70 and find the appropriate services for that individual.  Please note that there are waitlists for most services.

 
 
Delaware County Office of Employment and Training

Address:         20 S. 69th St.

                       Darby, PA 19023

Phone #:         610-713-2200

Languages:    English

Fees:              None

Mission:

Services:       Career Link location, job training, job search assistance, and resume assistance.

 
 
Delaware County WIC Program

Address:         1260 E. Woodland Ave.

                        Springfield, PA 19064

Phone #:         610-328-7930

Languages:    English

Fees:              none, eligibility based on income, welfare recipients welcome

Mission:

Services:      Provides food vouchers to women who are pregnant or recently had a baby and their children under 5 years old.  The food vouchers are good for milk, eggs, juice, and cereal. 
 
 
Domestic Relations Section of Delaware County
Address: 2nd and Orange St., Media, PA 19063
Phone #: 610-891-4314                    
 
 
Energy Assistance Information (LIHEAP)

Address:        

Phone #:         610-447-3099 

Languages:    English

Fees:              none

Mission:

Services:       Provides assistance with heating and electric bills for the winter months for low-income individuals and families.  Application process is only open a few months out of the year.
 
Legal Aid of Southeastern PA
Address: 410 Welsh St.
                 Chester, PA 19013
                 www.lasp.org
Phone #: 610-874-8421
Mission: To provide quality legal representation to low-income and vulnerable people in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery County, to empower them to solve problems without legal representation through legal education and increased access to the courts, and to change community practices and systems that cause or aggravate poverty.
 
 
Media- Parks & Recreation Department

Address:         301 N. Jackson Street

                       Media, PA 19063

                       http://www.mediaborough.com 
Phone #:         610-566-5210

Languages:    English

Fees:              vary by program

Mission:        

Services:       Summer day camp, annual holiday events, bus trips, discount tickets to sports and entertainment venues, and family and adult dances.

 
 
Middletown Township Recreation Dept.

Address:         27 N. Pennell Rd.

                        Lima, PA 19063

Phone #:         610-565-2700

Languages:    English

Fees:              call to inquire

Mission:

Services:       Organizes sports and other recreational programming

 
  
Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)

Address:         1062 Rosemont Avenue

                        Rosemont, PA 19010

Phone #:         610-525-1810

Languages:    English and Sign Language

Fees:              no fee for most services sliding scale

Mission:         To assist individuals with severe disabilities to obtain, retain or prepare for competitive employment.

Services:       OVR is a state agency that helps eligible students with disabilities prepare for, get or keep a job.  The student, family member or school personnel may refer a student to the program.  Ideally students should be referred two years prior to graduation.  Students under the age of 18 must have permission from a parent or guardian to release the appropriate information to OVR.  Eligibility is based on the student’s disability and its effect on the ability to prepare for, get, or keep a job.  After being accepted into the program, a counselor works with the student to select an employment goal and develop a plan to achieve the goal.

 
 
Pennsylvania Protection & Advocacy, Inc.

Address:         116 Pine Street

                       Suite 102

                       Harrisburg, PA 17101

Phone #:         1-800-692-7443

Languages:    English, TTY and interpreting services available

Fees:              None

Mission:         To provide advocacy in a culturally competent manner for eligible individuals to obtain the rights and benefits to which they are entitled.

Services:       Provides protection and advocacy services to people with disabilities.  An individual experiencing abuse or neglect, discrimination related to their disability, or who has questions about services available should call the above toll-free number.

 
 
Social Security Administration

Address:         Chester Office

160 E. 7th St.

                        Chester, PA 19013

Phone #:         1-800-772-1213

Languages:    English and Spanish

Fees:              None

Mission:        

Services:       Provides replacement social security cards, provides staff to help with application process for disability benefits (SSI, SSDI), manages all social security benefits.