There are many homeless services in the Scranton, PA region, including shelters of all types, bathing facilities, and mail facilities. And, if you want to help, there are also volunteer opportunities available.
Family Care for Children & Youth provides Emergency Shelter services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If a child is in immediate need of a safe place to stay, FCCY can provide short-term placement with a foster family for up to 30 days. During this time period, appropriate plans for future living arrangements will be made by all involved parties, including the child, the county caseworker, the child’s biological/legal family, the FCCY case manager, and the foster family. In many situations, it is suggested that the child be moved from Emergency Shelter placement to our Family-Based Services program.
The units provide a temporary residence for women who are drug and alcohol free, physically and emotionally able to care for their children, and willing to assist with household tasks. While in shelter women have access to; case management, transportation, linkages to community resources, medical assessment, and health service referrals.