Division of Adult Services
The Division of Adult Services (DAS) provides a wide range of services to families and individuals in Delaware County. The majority of direct services are delivered and managed through contracts with community service agencies and monitored by OAS. Some service systems are coordinated through DAS.
DAS participates in the leadership of the Homeless Services Coalition, and the formal, year-round countywide assessment and planning process to address the needs of the homeless and near homeless, as well as coordination and collaboration within the homeless services system. Services funded directly through DAS include case management, emergency shelter, rent and utility assistance and transitional housing read. Please click here for the Survival Guide to Homeless Services.
The AIDS Consortium of Delaware County is the coordinating body for HIV/AIDS services in the County, and is facilitated by DAS. Some services for individuals and families affected by HIV are funded by DAS, including case management, housing counseling, rental subsidies, support services and prevention education. Please click here for more information and resources for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
Emergency food programs are funded and coordinated through DAS. The Emergency Food Assistance Program offers federal commodities and the State Food Purchase Program funds the purchase of food, food vouchers and meal programs for income-eligible households.
DAS funds the Family Center Program in Delaware County, which features community-based drop-in centers in Chester-Upland and Darby-Yeadon. Individuals and families can participate in parent education training, life skill workshops, literacy programs, youth mentoring, child development programs, and a range of other services provided on-site, in the home and in neighborhood settings.
DAS oversees the Medical Assistance Transportation Program, which provides Medical Assistance consumers with non-emergency transportation necessary to secure medical care provided under the MA program.
DAS also provides staff support to the Delaware County Women’s Commission, appointed by County Council to advise County Council on issues impacting women.
For more information, please contact the Office of Behavioral Health, Division of Adult Services at 610-713-2365. The office is located at 20 South 69th Street, 3rd Floor. Upper Darby, PA 19082.