Community Resources

In response to COVID-19 & the recommendations of Governor Wolf, many of these in person services have adjusted operating hours. Be sure to call ahead of time to confirm hours or make an appointment.

Help Finding the Right Support

Dial 211 or click here to search for support including housing, food, mental health, veteran assistance, legal services, and more. Go to Neighborly, an online platform for people to engage in community services online.

Looking for a job?

City of Scranton Career Opportunities

PA Career Link

Scranton Chamber of Commerce Job Bank

Workforce Resources

Our Community Partners

United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania is a great local resource for family needs including subsidized childcare services, rental assistance, SCOLA, and senior services.

Neighborworks offers many housing programs including a home buyer program and aging in place assistance.

Scranton Lackawanna Human Development Agency for rent, utilities, and vehicle assistance. These assistance programs are for residents of Lackawanna County with at least 21 hours a week of employment living at or below 200% of poverty.

Lackawanna County Resources

Click here to view Lackawanna County’s abundant resources including the COLTS transit system, various types of crisis support, counseling, and more.

Food Assistance

Friends of the Poor Food Pantries

Jackson Terrace 148 Meridian Ave, Scranton, PA 18504
Phone 570-348-4428 & 570-348-4429
Open Mon – Fri 10:00AM-1:30PM

Valley View Terrace, BLDG #9 950 Pear St, Scranton, PA 18505
Phone 570-348-3119
Open Mon – Fri 9:30AM-12:30PM

Keystone Mission Food Assistance

Salvation Army Food Box
Call 570-344-9878 to apply over the phone and make an appointment to pick up food boxes.

Saint Francis of Assisi Kitchen
Call 570-342-5556 to place an order. Pick up at 500 Penn Avenue

Meals on Wheels
Phone: (570) 346-2421
Continues to deliver to clients and is instituting a 6-Foot rule to ensure volunteers and clients remain a safe social distance. 

Scranton School District Lunches
Visit here for an updated schedule.

Housing Assistance

Neighbor Works

Scranton Lackawanna Human Development Agency

The Catherine McAuley Center provides shelter and
transitional housing for women and children.

For more information on public and section 8 housing, call the Scranton Housing Authority at (570) 348-4402.

Crisis Support

Women’s Resource Center  Toll Free: 1-800-257-5765  Lackawanna County: 570-346-4671

The ​National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  1-800-273-8255 

Crisis Text Line Text TALK to 741741 for free, anonymous 24/7 crisis support

Substance Use Disorder Help on pa.gov/covid-sud  

Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990

Veteran Crisis Line 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

National Domestic Violence Hotline Call: 1-888-799-7233 or Chat online at here.

Financial Assistance

Scranton Lackawanna Human Development Agency

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