Programs

Family Support Program: This is an empowerment program designed to help women and children overcome the trauma of homelessness as they move toward self-sufficiency. The Family Support Program provides assistance to people experiencing homelessness or near homeless people who contact the Center for supportive or emergency services. The Catherine McAuley Center provides assistance with food, information regarding emergency shelters, housing counseling, and linkages to community services. All services are provided free of charge.

Food Pantry: The Center’s food pantry provides supplemental food items to those in need. Donations are welcome and greatly appreciated. Individuals and organizations who would like to donate food or conduct a food drive should contact the Catherine McAuley Center at 570-342-1342. Clients must also call 570-342-1342 to schedule an appointment to pick up a food package.

Adopt-A-Family: The Catherine McAuley Center’s Adopt-A-Family Program matches local individuals and organizations with needy families in Northeastern Pennsylvania during the Christmas holiday season. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Adopt-A-Family Program has delivered presents and joy to approximately 2,000 individuals each year.

The Adopt-A-Family Program is an ideal service project for clubs, organizations, churches, and schools that wish to help local families in need. The host family/organization will be provided with a Wish List, which will include suggested gift ideas for the adopted family. The host family/organization will then purchase gifts for the family, wrap and tag all presents, and deliver them to the Catherine McAuley Center. Individuals and organizations may also choose to make a financial contribution in support of the Adopt-A-Family Program.

The Catherine McAuley Center serves as the link between the donor and the recipient family. All donations go directly to the needy families who enroll in the program. If you would like to support the Adopt-A-Family Program, please contact the Scranton Office at 570-342-1342, or the Plymouth Office at 570-779-2801.