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Inaugural DSSC Cares Family Fun Day Oct. 26 in Wilmington

Delaware Health and Social Services | Date Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019



NEW CASTLE (Sept. 10, 2019) – The Department of Health and Social Services’ Division of State Service Centers (DSSC) will host its inaugural DSSC Cares Family Fun Day at Herman Holloway Park/Compton Park in Wilmington from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26. In the case of rain, the event will be held at the Bancroft Elementary School, 700 N. Lombard St., Wilmington.

“I am excited about the Division of State Service Centers hosting the inaugural DSSC Cares Family Fun Day in Wilmington,” said DHSS Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker. “By engaging with residents, we can promote and help build resiliency in individuals and communities, so more people and families can thrive.”

DSSC Cares Family Fun Day is a community-oriented and family-focused event during which social service, health care and other related organizations and businesses will join with members of the community to promote access to health and human services, and educate, engage and empower individuals, families and communities. Staff from local and state agencies and nonprofits will be on hand to provide interactive activities and information about services that build individual and community resiliency for Delaware residents.

The event will also feature free food and entertainment for all ages, including a live performance by Mike Hines and The Look, bounce houses, face painters/balloon twisters, a juggler and games. The day will also serve as a way to observe “Make a Difference Day,” a national observance that emphasizes community service and volunteerism.

Attendees will be able to participate in a community service project designed to provide DSSC Cares bags, which will be distributed to those in the local community experiencing homelessness.

“We are so excited to bring a great array of entertainment, food and vendors at no cost to the local community,” said Renée P. Beaman, Director of the Division of State Service Centers. “Our Division is fully committed to promoting resources and providing an event that unites the community in a day of family fun and festivities.”

For additional information, contact Faith Mwaura at 302-255-9691. Information is also available via the DSSC website. 

With 15 statewide locations, the Division of State Service Centers (DSSC) serves as a one-stop-shop housing an array of public/private health and social service partners. The goal of DSSC is to promote access to Delaware’s health and human service system. The Division is part of the Department of Health and Social Services, which strives to improve the quality of life for Delaware’s citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.

For more information about the Division of State Service Centers, please visit us at the DSSC website or contact us via email at DHSS_DSSC@delaware.gov or via telephone at (302) 255-9675.

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Inaugural DSSC Cares Family Fun Day Oct. 26 in Wilmington

Delaware Health and Social Services | Date Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019



NEW CASTLE (Sept. 10, 2019) – The Department of Health and Social Services’ Division of State Service Centers (DSSC) will host its inaugural DSSC Cares Family Fun Day at Herman Holloway Park/Compton Park in Wilmington from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26. In the case of rain, the event will be held at the Bancroft Elementary School, 700 N. Lombard St., Wilmington.

“I am excited about the Division of State Service Centers hosting the inaugural DSSC Cares Family Fun Day in Wilmington,” said DHSS Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker. “By engaging with residents, we can promote and help build resiliency in individuals and communities, so more people and families can thrive.”

DSSC Cares Family Fun Day is a community-oriented and family-focused event during which social service, health care and other related organizations and businesses will join with members of the community to promote access to health and human services, and educate, engage and empower individuals, families and communities. Staff from local and state agencies and nonprofits will be on hand to provide interactive activities and information about services that build individual and community resiliency for Delaware residents.

The event will also feature free food and entertainment for all ages, including a live performance by Mike Hines and The Look, bounce houses, face painters/balloon twisters, a juggler and games. The day will also serve as a way to observe “Make a Difference Day,” a national observance that emphasizes community service and volunteerism.

Attendees will be able to participate in a community service project designed to provide DSSC Cares bags, which will be distributed to those in the local community experiencing homelessness.

“We are so excited to bring a great array of entertainment, food and vendors at no cost to the local community,” said Renée P. Beaman, Director of the Division of State Service Centers. “Our Division is fully committed to promoting resources and providing an event that unites the community in a day of family fun and festivities.”

For additional information, contact Faith Mwaura at 302-255-9691. Information is also available via the DSSC website. 

With 15 statewide locations, the Division of State Service Centers (DSSC) serves as a one-stop-shop housing an array of public/private health and social service partners. The goal of DSSC is to promote access to Delaware’s health and human service system. The Division is part of the Department of Health and Social Services, which strives to improve the quality of life for Delaware’s citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.

For more information about the Division of State Service Centers, please visit us at the DSSC website or contact us via email at DHSS_DSSC@delaware.gov or via telephone at (302) 255-9675.

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The Department of Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of life of Delaware’s citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.

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