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Housing Programs

The Bridge Housing Program provides transitional housing for up to one year with rental assistance and case management for homeless women and children working to achieve self-sufficiency.

The mission of the Catherine McAuley Center is to provide shelter for women, children and individuals in crisis through individualized case management, empowering them to secure and maintain safe and affordable, permanent housing. The Catherine McAuley Center offers several housing programs that may include short, medium or long-term rental assistance and client-centered case management.

The Catherine McAuley Center is a member of the Scranton/Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties Continuums of Care, a collaboration of organizations in each county that provide services to those experiencing homelessness.

Beyond the short-term housing offered through two emergency shelters, the Center operates medium and long-term housing programs for qualifying families.

Bridge Transitional Housing and Rapid Re-Housing: Women with children experiencing homelessness receive rental assistance and supportive services for 12 to 24 months while residing in scattered-site apartments and working to achieve self-sufficiency.

Permanent Supportive Housing for Individuals and Families: These program assist chronically homeless individuals and families with disabilities to obtain and maintain affordable housing though intensive case management and supportive services at scattered-site apartments.

Applications can be picked up at the Center office. There is a waiting list. All services are provided free of charge.

Services include:
Intensive case management
Assistance in finding safe housing
Rental assistance for up to one year
Assistance in moving and procuring household furnishings, clothing, and personal supplies
Art therapy
Linkages to community services
Recreational opportunities

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