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HUMAN SERVICES ORGANIZATIONS

Wyoming County United Way   P.0. Box 399      836-l66l
                                 , Executive Director    
The United Way's mission is to meet the needs and improve the quality of life for the people of the county. A system of volunteers in an ongoing effort to raise and allocate funds for the services to non-profit member agencies.

 

Wyoming County Human Services 836-313l
Greg Porasky, Director
Serves dependent children and families with a primary concern of protecting children and family conservation when possible.  Provides counseling, child protective services, adoption, emergency placement, independent living, day care eligibility, foster care, community-based placement, residential placement,  in-home services, homemaker, intake and referral.

 

Wyoming County United Way Member Agencies:

American Red Cross ,
Wyoming County Chapter
  836-2626
Tammy Balewski, Executive Director    
Volunteer organization that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.  Provides emergency food, clothing and shelter to victims of natural disasters, emergency communications between military personnel and their families to notify in cases of birth, death, and illness and to arrange for emergency leave, bloodmobiles, safety courses.

 

ARC of Wyoming County P.O. Box 338 836-400l
Dianne Sheridan, Executive Director
Helps develop capability of individuals with mental retardation, community living arrangement program, host family program, family aid program, recreation program for children in conjunction with schools.

 

Big Brothers/Big Sisters l02 Warren St. 836-3389
Jeanmarie Harding, Caseworker
Provides opportunity for positive growth and enrichment to children from single-parent families, through the companionship provided in a trusting and caring relationship with mentors.

 

Bradford/Wyoming County
Literacy Program
220 W. Tioga Street 996-5203
Judy Cooper, Outreach Recruiter
Free and confidential help, one-to-one tutoring in reading and writing skills, using a phonics approach to increase skills needed to meet the new reader's needs.

 

Child Development Council of NEPA Second St. 836-3846
Barb Philpotts, Center Director

Center provides care for infants and toddlers, preschool and school age children
with a full curriculum of infant stimulation incorporated into daily care.

For preschool children, the curriculum includes both educational and
recreational activities. Before and after school care programs offer opportunities
that enhance and encourage a child's success in school.

 

Community Counseling Services 99 Bridge St. 836-3ll8
Leonard McNabb, Director
Mental health and mental retardation services for adults in Wyoming County.  Stress management, marriage counseling

 

Family Service Association-Counseling   823-5144
Dennis Gourley
Provides strength to families under stress including individual, marital, family and group therapy, employee assistance program, drug and alcohol outpatient services, family life education programs, pregnancy counseling, custody/visitation mediation, adoption home studies.


 

Hemodialysis Patient's Association of NEPA 836-1640 876-3988
Robert Cooney, Director
Provides mileage reimbursement for transportation to dialysis treatments.


 

Interfaith Friends 57 E. Tioga St. 836-2428
                                          , Executive Director
Targets small children and the elderly.  Serves the working poor in the county, provides clothing thrift shop, nursing home visitation by Green Thumb volunteers, Christmas Bureau, Thanksgiving dinner for boarding home residents, purchasing shoes, coats, medicine, etc., for the needy.

 

Scouting

Girl Scouts

Boy Scouts

Penn's Woods Council  829-2631 Northeastern Pa. Council    207-1227
Scanton Pocono Council 344-1224    

 

Trehab Center Rt 92 S. 836-6840
Dennis Phelps,  Executive Director
Reverse equity program, GPU customer assistance program, GPU good neighbor program, low-cost/no-cost energy survey, home maintenance program, case management, supported work program, home ownership program, weatherization services, Independent Living Program.  Job training programs including adult and youth employment, summer youth employment and training, dislocated worker program, upfront job placement program, PREP profile reemployment program, older individual program, ABE/GED program, and SPOC program.

 

Tunkhannock Library 220 W. Tioga St. 836-l677
, Director
Services offered are books-by-mail service to shut-ins, audio books, books in large print, videos, research material and popular best sellers, both fiction and nonfiction.
United Rehabilitation Services 25 West St. 836-3930
Pam Pangonis, Site Manager
Private, non-profit vocational rehabilitation facility.

 

Victims Resource Center   836-5544
Janet Mackay, Executive Director
Office Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Helping children and adults who are victims of:

Domestic Violence-Sexual Assault/Rape-Stalking/Harassment-
Child Sexual Assault-Terroristic Threats-Other Violent Crimes 

Services provided include: 
Crisis Counseling; accompaniment to police interviews, court,
and medical facilities; assistance filing for Crime Victims Compensation 

Confidential 24 Hour Hotline 

      

Wyoming County Cancer Society 8 Ironwood St. 836-6552
Betty Ubachs, Executive Director
Educating about cancer, cancer prevention, financial assistance for cancer patients.  Assistance for transportation, medication, dressings, rehabilitation, loan of walkers, wheelchairs, commodes.  Cancer screening clinics 3-4 times a year

  

Parenting Network 26 Pine St. 836-l092
Provides social and informative support to community families.   Offers discussions on various topics, playgroups during discussions, guest speakers, literature and a membership directory.

 

Penn State Cooperative Extension Courthouse 836-3l96
Karen Bracey, Extension Director
Pat Butler, Extension Agent/4-H:
Provides a link to Penn State and its research to assist individuals and families improve the quality of their lives in agriculture, family living and 4-H youth.

 

Seventh Day Adventist Church Community Services Rt. 6 836-3763
Pastor Paul Fisher
Provides clothing to those in need due to economic need or disaster.

Tyler Memorial Hospital Rt. 6 836-216l
Acute care community general hospital

 

Wyoming County WIC Clinic 7 Charles Brothers Plaza  836-6622
(Women, Infants, Children)

Provides supplemental nutritious foods and nutrition education during critical times of growth and development.

WIC is for:  Pregnant women - Mothers breastfeeding their babies -
Mothers who have given birth within the last six months - 
Children under five years of age

WIC is FREE to those who age eligible. to qualify for the program, 
you must: Meet WIC income standards - Have a nutritional or Medical problem
or risk - Live in Pennsylvania

Receiving WIC benefits will not reduce other benefits you may receive

If you know a woman, infant or child who could Win With WIC
please share this number 1.800.942.9467, just remember 1.800.WIC.WINS
                                                  

 

 

Wyoming County Senior Citizens Center Rt. 29 S
Dymond Terrace Plaza
836-2324
     

         

Wyoming County Transportation Dept. Courthouse 836-3200

  

Wyoming County Conservation District Hollowcrest Rd. 836-2589
A Public service organization charged with administering the Chesapeake Bay Program, Erosion and Sediment Pollution, Wetland and Stream Encroachment, and Environmental Education Programs within the county. Works cooperatively with the NRCS and the State Dept. of Environmental Protection to ensure conservation of the county's natural resources.  Topographic maps and plat books for Wyoming County are available.

 

Wyoming County Domestic Relations Office Courthouse 836-3200
Florence A. Mociun, Director
Establishes and enforces spousal and/or child support orders.  Also to establish paternity.

 

Wyoming County Housing Authority Main St. Nicholson  942-6l55
John M. Martin, Director
Provides safe, decent, sanitary, affordable housing.

       

Wyoming County Redevelopment Authority Main St. Nicholson 942-6l55
Nancy Lloyd,  Director
Housing rehabilitation, home repairs, to bring home up to federal housing quality standards, weatherization and preservation of the home.  Provides eligible first-time home buyers with affordable mortgages and provides housing rehabilitations of the home being purchased.

 

Wyoming County Juvenile Court Services       Courthouse 836-3200
Marshall Davis, Chief Juvenile Probation Officer
Provides education and prevention services to pre-delinquent youth.   Intervention, education, counseling, supervision to delinquent youth.   Investigates and assesses eligible youth and advises the judiciary concerning appropriate dispositional alternatives.

 

Pa. Dept. of Health Wyoming County State Health Center 836-298l
Provides various state programs and/or clinics to County residents.   Immunization clinic for children up to age 6 months.

 

Wyoming County Assistance Office Rt. 6 W. 836-5171
Dept. of  Public Welfare.  Program purpose:  the administration of income maintenance and medical programs, according to state policy regulations.

Services provided: Aid to families with dependent children; general assistance; medical assistance; state blind pension; food stamps; supplementary security income; unemployment and training services; information and referral; and low-income home energy assistance program.

 

Catholic Social Services l02 Warren St. 836-ll0l
Outpatient drug and alcohol counseling, family education and group therapy, codependency and ACOA counseling for families, children and adolescents.

 

Children's Service Center 99 Bridge St. 836-2722
Case management and support, outpatient treatment, partial hospitalization, parent counselor program, mental retardation services, family-based  crisis service.   HUGUS, in-home outreach program, school outreach, inpatient care, mental health respite, mobile crisis, case management, SAP outpatient in the school, consultation and education.

 

Wyoming County Dept. of Human Services

Commission on Economic Opportunity
Kevin Holehan, Division Manager 836-4090

Serves needs of disadvantaged adult and senior citizen population reduce dependency and promote self-sufficiency.  Housing services, food pantry, chore services, home-delivered meals, home improvement, emergency response group, Salvation Army.

 

SalvationArmy                                                    836-4090
Betty Barret, Regional Service Rep. 785-3543

Provides direct aid to needy families and individuals.

 

Wyoming County Food Pantry 836-4090
Claire Karpov, President  

Supplying emergency food to income-eligible people.  
A partnership of churches, civic organizations, 
social agencies and concerned individuals.

 

Northern Pennsylvania Legal Services 836-5140
 

Provides free legal services in civil, non-fee generating
matters to eligible low-income people.

 

 

 

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