Community Assistance

If you are looking for help, dial 211 from anywhere in Pennsylvania. You will speak with a contact specialist who will help you locate programs and services in your area. The specialist can help make it easier for you to find information, discover options or deal with a crisis. If you are having difficulties using the 211 number, dial 1-855-567-5341.

While The University of Scranton cannot assist individuals directly with monetary donations/volunteers, we can help you find resources and social service agencies that we work with in our local community.  Please note that some agencies may not have funding or supplies at all times and several have deadlines for applications and limited resources. 

Utility Assistance

  • Electric
  • Telephone
  • Heating & Fuel
  • Telephone
  • Water

Rent and Mortgage Assistance

  • Rent Assistance
  • Rent Deposit Assistance
  • Mortgage Assistance
  • Mortgage Default and Delinquency Counseling
  • Emergency Shelter

Food Pantries and Meals

Important: Please call the food pantries to confirm that the hours have not changed. We do our best to provide full information and details, but food pantries often change their hours without notifying us. We do not want you to waste your time visiting a pantry or site that is not open.

  • Take- home food and Food Pantries
  • Sit down meals
  • Holiday meals and Giveaways
  • Home Delivered Meals
  • Pet Care
  • Healthy Eating

Health & Dental Care 

  • Vaccines
  • Medical Assistance
  • Dental Assistance
  • Facilities
  • COVID19
  • Health Education
  • Screens
  • Medical Devices

Clothing & Household Items

  • Winter Clothing
  • Baby, Children's and Diapers
  • Work Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Household Items
  • Emergency Vouchers
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