Catholic Social Services case managers work to alleviate the financial burden of individuals and families facing crisis situations, as well as provide supportive services to achieve self sufficiency.

Some services that may be provided include: (Services vary by location. Please call your local office for more information)

  • Emergency assistance to prevent homelessness with rent or mortgage payments
  • Rental deposits
  • Utility payments and utility deposit assistance
  • Prescription assistance
  • Transportation assistance

Relief Assistance (both Carbondale and Scranton)

-Must fall within 150% of Federal Poverty Guidelines

-Must have steady income

-No security deposits

-One month of rent: past due, current, first month

-No utility payments/deposits

-No prescription payments/plans

-Transportation assistance – Carbondale only (for right now)

Rep Payee

-Not currently taking new rep payees at Carbondale location

-Scranton office is currently taking new clients



Lackawanna County:

Carbondale – 34 River Street – 570-282-0460

Scranton – 504 Penn Ave. – 570-207-2283

Luzerne County:

Hazleton – 200 West Chapel Street – 570-455-1521

Offering referrals to local outreach sources.