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United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania

Who We Are

Whether it’s the tiniest child, the teenager at risk, the single parent or a family just struggling to remain a family in the best sense of the word, United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania is about helping real people – in the real world.
UNC is a voluntary, non-profit organization dedicated to assessing and meeting the needs of low-income families, youth and senior citizens in Northeast Pennsylvania. We have been providing people with the tools necessary to integrate into the community and attain self-sufficiency since 1923.
THE MISSION: To work together with neighbors to provide services and create opportunities which empower individuals and build strong interdependent communities.
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What We Do

UNC accomplishes its mission through six programmatic departments (described below) and a Housing/Community Development Corporation.

  • Community Services - provides crisis intervention and housing/homeless programs to individuals in need
  • Childcare - provides before and after-school care to working families through a network of three childcare centers, as well as all-day programming for preschoolers
  •  Youth Programs - covers a broad range of services, from evening drop in programs to arts and leadership training, with the goal of fostering independence in at-risk teens
  • Older Adult Programs - provides programming for older adults at four senior community centers, as well as a nutritious noon-time meal
  • Adult Literacy - provides adult literacy, English as a second language, and citizenship services
  • Community Health –works with low-income populations to provide individualized care coordination services, as well as other prevention programming

Through this diverse programming, UNC uses an innovative wrap-around approach to address the emerging needs of the community it serves, setting it apart from many other social services agencies.


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Contact Information

Address Information
777 Keystone Industrial Park Rd
Throop, PA 18512
Office Hours: Administrative Offices: 9AM-5PM Childcare Centers: 6:30AM-6PM Other offices varied hours.
Contact: Jennifer Wynn
Phone: 570-346-0759
Fax: 570-207-4242
Email: jwynn@uncnepa.org

Community Services Building: 410 Olive Street, Scranton, PA 18509

Community Health Department:  425 Alder Street, Scranton, PA 18505

SCOLA Learning Center: 629 Cedar Avenue, Scranton, PA 18505

Bellevue Center: 531 Emmett Street, Scranton, PA 18505

Progressive Center: 414 Olive Street, Scranton, PA 18509

Green Ridge Childcare Center: 1917 Boulevard Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509

West Side Active Older Adult Community Center: 1004 Jackson Street Scranton, PA 18504

South Side Active Older Adult Community Center: 425 Alder Street Scranton, PA 18505

Mid Valley Active Older Adult Community Center: 310 Church Street Jessup, PA 18434

Carbondale Active Older Adult Community Center: 66 North Church Street Carbondale, PA 18407


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