For 3 real life stories from women who have been helped by the Catherine McAuley Center in Scranton, PA,  check out our new video "Achieving Dignity" on YouTube:

. . . a support system for women and a bridge to self reliance.


Volunteers assist in more than 40% of the Center’s operations.

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The Mission of the Catherine McAuley Center is to directly minister to women and the economically poor; provide shelter for women and children who are in crisis; assist women to attain safe, decent and affordable, permanent housing; provide women with support services leading to self reliance and assist women to attain medical and community resources.

We reflect the mission and philosophy of the sponsoring Sisters of Mercy of the Mid-Atlantic Community; are faithful to the teachings of the Gospel; and respect the unique privilege of each individual to move toward self-determination.  

Parade of Baskets 2014

     Visit us on our parade route.

August 1....Duffy Accessories, First Friday Scranton

August 2....Old Home Week, Forest City

August 13,14,15,16....Ethnic Festival Days, Carbondale

August 15,16....Kielbasa Festival, Plymouth

September 3,4,5,6,7....Luzerne County Fair, Lehman

September 13....Luzerne Fall Festival, Luzerne

September 16,17,18,19....Mercy Center, Dallas

Visit photos and raffle ticket form on Facebook.  If you are unable to visit us on our parade route, you can purchase raffle tickets by printing and filling out the raffle ticket.  Then mail your completed ticket with check to the Catherine McAuley Center.  If you have any questions, please call Debbie Wilson at 570-499-3357.

Winners will be selected on September 20th at the Volunteer Luncheon at Mercy Center in Dallas. We have 37 Baskets, a full variety, something for everyone.