Community Resources

Help Finding the Right Support

Dial 211 or go to 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.

Food Assistance

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

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 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 for updated schedule.

Housing Assistance

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.

Financial Assistance

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

Comcast – 60 Days free Internet to New Customers

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  

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

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