During the COVID-19 pandemic, people are relying on Catholic Social Services more than ever before.
Rooted in the Gospel, the mission of Catholic Social Services is to serve individuals and families in poverty and hardship, as we are called by Christ to do, and to respond compassionately to their needs. As a Catholic agency, we advocate for individual dignity and self-sufficiency and actively give of ourselves to replace despair with hope.
- Food pantries located in Carbondale, Hazleton, Scranton and Wilkes-Barre
- Saint Vincent de Paul Kitchen provides daily meals in Wilkes-Barre
- Food and clothing distributions coordinated through relief assistance programs in Carbondale, Hazleton and Scranton
- Emergency shelters located in Hazleton, Scranton and Wilkes-Barre
- Assisting veterans at Saint Francis Commons in Scranton and Saint Hedwig’s Village in Kingston
- Operating permanent supportive housing, affordable and senior apartments, a safe haven for pregnant women and their newborns and housing for young adults and individuals with mental health challenges needing assistance with life skills and preparation for independent living
- Parenting, family development and youth service programs
- Pregnancy and maternal health case management
- Relief assistance programs including case management counseling, health care, housing, shelter and self-sufficiency planning
- Assisting individuals to become citizens of the United States
- Financial management for individuals/families
- Providing assistance in applying for social security, health insurance and Medicare programs