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Catholic Social Services of Lackawanna/Wayne Counties

Who We Are

Catholic Social Services of Lackawanna County operates under the guidance of the Bishop of Scranton, and is committed to fulfilling the social teachings of Jesus Christ in accordance with Catholic traditions and values. Founded in the Gospel spirit of love and justice, Catholic Social Services addresses various needs of all people. 

Through comprehensive and flexible programming, Catholic Social Services assists in strengthening family life and in helping individuals to reach their full potential. 

Aware of and sensitive to community changes, emerging needs, and resource challenges, Catholic Social Services continues its role as an advocate, promoting a spirit of collaboration and responding with appropriate action on behalf of those who are limited in power, voice, and access.

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What We Do



RELIEF ASSISTANCE/COUNSELING:  Specifically designed to help individuals or families in short term financial crisis situations.  The financial help will alleviate the emergency financial problem on a limited basis.  Examples are food, rent, and other emergency assistance. 

GENERAL COUNSELING:  Counseling services address the needs of the participants in a confidential environment.  Counseling provides an emotional support system to various individuals at a critical time in their lives when they need guidance to resolve their problems.  

SAINT ANTHONY’S HAVEN:  An emergency shelter for homeless men and women. The facility provides a clean and safe place to sleep, a light meal, shower facility, laundry service, and an atmosphere to share companionship.  Referrals made to appropriate service providers. 

ETHNIC/HISPANIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM:  This program provides Case Management and Translation Services to the Hispanic Community to guarantee access to vital services and to familiarize them to the American culture, thereby guiding them toward self-sufficiency. 


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Address Information
516 Fig Street
Scranton, PA 18505
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 9 AM - 5 PM
Contact: Mary Theresa Vautrinot
Contact Title: Executive Director
Phone: 570-207-2283
Fax: 570-207-2206
Email: Mary-Theresa-Vautrinot@dioceseofscranton.org

Office Locations:

516 Fig Street., Scranton, PA 18505

80 Terrace Street, Carbondale, PA 18407

100 Fourth Street, Honesdale, PA 18431

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