American Red Cross of the Poconos - 570-476-3800
- Blood Services -
The coordination of area blood drives to ensure an adequate supply of blood for medical procedures and emergencies.
- Disaster Services -
Assistance in meeting people's immediate needs during emergencies such as fires, floods and severe storms.
Boy Scouts of America - Minsi Trails Council - 610-264-8551
- Scout Reach (Urban Scouting) -
Ensures that all youth - regardless of geographic, cultural or economic background - can participate in Scouting.
Burnley Employment and Rehabilitation - 570-992-6616
- Vocational Training -
The Workshop provides on-the-job training and short/long-term employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
Catholic Social Services - 570-476-6460/570-421-2877
- Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Bridge Serving Monroe County -
Children ages 7-17 from single-parent or at-risk families are matched with a mentor who helps them reach their potential by providing support and a positive relationship.
Center for Vision Loss - 570-992-7787
- Vision Rehabilitation -
Specialized services and programs are designed to prevent, prepare for and manage vision loss. The independence of disabled individuals is promoted in various ways such as life skills classes, support groups and rehabilitation teaching.
Devereux Pocono Center - 570-335-4357
Children's Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services -
This program is designed to serve children ages 2 to 21 who are diagnosed with a Mental Health Disorder. These impairments significantly limit the children’s ability to function in everyday activities. The program provides treatment in the child’s home, school or community to prevent the need for more restrictive services.
Family Promise of Monroe County - 570-420-8589
- A Fresh Start -
Case management and basic needs such as food, shelter and transportation are provided to racially and ethnically diverse homeless families with children in Monroe County.
Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania - 800-692-7817
- Leadership Experience -
Girl Scouts provides informal educational activities, carried out in small groups, for girls ages 5 to 17. Leadership skills are developed via the troops, online, at camp and other Girl Scout events.
Monroe County Habitat for Humanity - 570-476-9846
- Housing Program -
Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope..
- Home Delivered Meals -
Volunteers deliver two healthy meals (1 hot, 1 cold) five days a week, providing nutrition and a welcome visit to shut-ins. The target population is the homebound who are physically or mentally unable to shop for or prepare meals for themselves. There are no age limitations.
- Healthy Start Early Childhood Screenings -
Provides developmental screening for children from birth to the start of kindergarten. Areas such as speech and language, fine and gross motor skills, vision and hearing are observed. Screenings identify children who may have problems and need further evaluation.
Pocono Area Transitional Housing (PATH) - 570-424-0542
- Transitional Housing Program -
PATH provides temporary housing with support services to families with children experiencing a housing crisis in Monroe County. Each family must address the cause of their housing crisis, establish goals and develop/carry out an action plan, with primary goal of obtaining/maintaining their own housing.
- Single Parent Family Assistance -
This program provides access to physical activities and peer interaction though scholarships for families with children up to age 17 who otherwise could not participate due to financial limitations. A specific goal is to reduce the increasing risk of childhood obesity.
- Healthy Lifestyles for Seniors Initiative -
These scholarships subsidize senior citizen participation in health improvement programs (based on household income guidelines). Besides promoting fitness for low and fixed-income seniors, a goal is to provide an outlet for socialization.
Pocono Services for Families and Children - 570-421-2711
- Head Start -
Comprehensive educational, health, nutrition and social services are provided to almost 200 preschool children (and their families) who are struggling financially and meet income guidelines. Staff work with families on goals, with parent training and support services offered. The curriculum assures that the 3-5 year-olds are ready for kindergarten, using tools preferred by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Early Education Department.
Pocono VNA Hospice - 570-421-5390
- Home Care Charity Care -
VNA/Hospice clients are adults who are confined to their residence and require professional staff. They are referred to the agency for care and treatment. Services are for the underinsured/non-insured and include skilled nursing, therapeutic services, home health aide and medical social services.
The Garden of Giving - 570-402-1282
- The Garden of Giving -
Supplements food bank staples with nutritious, healthy produce and eggs, impacting the diet and health of community residents. Through training and special events, they enhance the quality of life and create awareness of the benefits of healthy food choices.
The Growing Place Child Care Centers - 610-681-5486
- Special Needs -
The program assists the families of children who may have undiagnosed special needs. It allows for high quality early care and education and evaluation by developmental experts.
- Tuition Assistance for Working Families at Risk -
This program supports families who are working and who would not be able to do so otherwise without child care assistance. Families must apply for all other funding sources before they are considered and all parents must provide a co-payment and work towards self-sufficiency. This is the only local program of its kind. It serves children from infancy through school age.
The Salvation Army - 570-421-3050
- Emergency Assistance -
This program assists low-income families with their heating bills. Assistance includes a one-time delivery of fuel and a winter weatherization kit.
- Emergency Shelter -
Emergency housing is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round. Facilities include a shelter for single men and women and an apartment for up to three families. Besides safe housing, clients receive lunch at the soup kitchen and snacks in the evening, plus counseling and advocacy.
- Feeding Program -
The Salvation Army Soup Kitchen operates Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to noon, year-round. A generous, nutritious hot lunch is provided to individuals experiencing hunger. The Food Pantry provides bags of groceries daily to those with emergency need and twice monthly through mass distribution to low-income Monroe County residents.
VALOR Clinic Foundation - 570-369-3797
Hope for the Homeless –
VALOR Clinic Foundation provides homeless veteran outreach and provides benefit assistance as well as clothing, food, health checks, hygiene and move in items to the military veteran homeless population in Monroe County.
Women's Resources of Monroe County, Inc. - 570-424-2093
- Counseling -
Crisis counseling services are provided for all victims of domestic and sexual violence on both a short-term and long-term basis. Clients are assisted in various ways such as safety planning, PFAs, obtaining housing, accessing their belongings, applying for benefits and understanding the dynamics of abuse.
- Hotline -
This service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and offers support to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Assistance is available to anyone who has been emotionally, physically or sexually abused, as well as their families. Information and referral is also provided to members of the community.
- Shelter -
This is the only emergency crisis shelter available to individual and family victims of domestic or sexual violence in Monroe County. It is operated 24 hours a day. Battered women and children are able to utilize housing for up to 30 days within any six-month period. Men and families with teenage boys are provided shelter at alternate facilities (i.e. hotel). Case management, support services, legal advocacy and referrals are also provided.
- Prevention and Education Program -
These school-based and peer education programs address negative social norms, promoting positive attitudes and increasing the understanding of healthy relationships. They encourage youth to think about their personal behavior as well as the behavior of their peers.
Project Success –
Creates an opportunity to connect students with community resources to implement service-learning projects that extend beyond the classroom.
- School-based Service-learning Initiative -
Creates an opportunity to connect students with community resources so as to implement service-learning projects that extend beyond the classroom.
All agencies receiving funding must sign and adhere to a partnership agreement with the United Way of Monroe County. Download a draft template of the partnership agreement here.