Delaware Opportunities

Welcome to Delaware Opportunities

Delaware Opportunities offers a host of programs and services that respond to the needs of the citizens of Delaware County, New York. Our programs and services are annually assessed and considered in light of the following:

  • Remove obstacles and solve problems that block the achievement of self-sufficiency
  • Secure and retain meaningful employment
  • Attain an adequate education
  • Make better use of available income
  • Obtain emergency and other assistance
  • Achieve greater participation in the affairs of the community
  • Youth development
  • Coordination and effective use of other programs
  • Counteract conditions of starvation and malnutrition

Programs & Services

Recent News

We Need Your Input!

Delaware Opportunities is currently assessing the needs of low income residents in Delaware County. Your input is needed to assist in telling us what your needs are, if we have met your needs, and where we can improve. If you have received services through Delaware Opportunities in the past or are receiving services now, please complete this survey by clicking on the link below (hard copies can be made available upon request). Taking this anonymous survey will allow us to compile all data collected and create a needs assessment to help us do our job better.

Head Start Recruitment 2018-2019

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Delaware Opportunities Head Start is currently recruiting children who will be 3 or 4 for the 2018-2019 school year.  Centers are geographically dispersed through the county.  Transportation is available for most enrolled children.  Families must generally meet low income guidelines; however, 10% of children can be served regardless of income.  

Upcoming Events

Food Distribution

The distribution will take place in the parking lot behind Delaware Opportunities headquarters located at 35430 State Highway 10 in Hamden.  The food will be provided by the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York.  The type of food available will not be known until the day of distribution.  Proof of income is not required; however, information on the number of children and adults in each household receiving donated food will be requested.