Help Finding the Right Support
Dial 211 or go to https://pa211ne.org/ 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.
United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania is a great local resource for family needs including subsidized childcare services, rental assistance, SCOLA, and senior services.
Friends of the Poor Food Pantries
Friends of the Poor COVID-19 RESPONSE
In response to COVID-19 & the recommendations of Governor Wolf, Friends of the Poor will be operating with limited hours. The health and well-being of our volunteers and those we serve is of the utmost importance to us. Beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020 our new hours will be:
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
OPEN MON – FRI 9:30AM-12:30PM
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 500 Penn Avenue
Meals on Wheels (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 https://www.scrsd.org/ for updated schedule.
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.
Scranton Lackawanna Human Development Agency – this organization can help qualified individuals pay for utilities, vehicles, and rent. 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.
Connecting to the Internet
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 www.thehotline.org