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Community AssistanceWhile The University of Scranton cannot assist individuals directly with monetary donations/volunteers, we can help you find resources and social service agencies that we work with in our local community. note that some agencies may not have funding or supplies at all times and several have deadlines for applications and limited resources. Please contact the agency directly for current information.

Energy Assistance (Heat, Power, Water)

The federal government funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Crisis Component provides emergency financial and energy bill assistance to eligible Lackawanna County residents to help them divert a crisis. The program can provide utility bill payment assistance to reconnect/prevent termination of heating related utility services, and it can also provide for the repairs or replacements of non functioning furnaces and heating units. It provides qualifying North East PA applicants with a grant to reactivate water service when it has been shut off. This is a feature that sets each monthly bill you receive at the same amount. The utility company may adjust the bill four times a year, whether up or down, depending on the customer’s usage. Call them at (570) 963 6836. Following a general assessment, our Intake workers allocate appropriate services such as advocacy, referral, and financial assistance, to help fulfill clients immediate needs. work also serves a secondary function to help families achieve self sufficiency in the long run.

Important: Please call the food pantries to confirm that the hours have not changed. We do our best to provide full information and details, but food pantries often change their hours without notifying us. We do not want you to waste your time visiting a pantry that is not open.

Friends of the Poor manages full time food pantries the following locations:

Jackson Terrace 148 Meridian Avenue Scranton, PA 18504 Monday to Friday, 9 am 3:30 pm (Contact Sr. Carleen, IHM 570 348 3119)Scranton, PA 18508 (call (570)348 4429 for dates/times)

Hilltop Manor: Community Room 136 Belvedere Dr

Scranton, PA 18505 (call (570)348 4429 for dates/times)

Carbondale: Trinity Episcopal Church 58 River St. James/St. George Episcopal Church Washington Ave Jermyn Pa, 18433, am

United Neighborhood Centers Community Services Offices: 410 Olive Street Scranton, PA 18509 (570) 343 8835. UNC Food Assistance program distributes food to those most in need. Food comes from community donations (especially the Feed A Friend Program, Postal Workers Food Drive and the Boy Scouts Food Drive), the State Food Program which provides a nutritionally balanced food order to needy families with children, and the Emergency Food Assistance Program. UNC also administers part of the Commodity Senior Food Program distribution for Lackawanna County. Scranton, PA 18509 570 871 4795. Haircuts The 2nd Saturday is for the women and the 4th Saturday is for the men. Both start at 3PM. Adult Clothing is distributed the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from 1 to 4 PM. Infant and supplemental food, clothing, rent, prescriptions, eyeglasses, furniture and moving assistance are provided if possible. Mon. Tues. Thur. Fri. Covenant Church, 550 Madison Ave Scranton
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