Transitional Housing For Women Leaving Prison - Catherine McAuley Center

Catherine McAuley Center

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PA 211 North East - PA 211 North East
General Information
Description of ServiceIn partnership with other agencies, operates a transitional housing program for women leaving prison. The program identifies women from the Lackawanna County Prison who might effectively use this opportunity to change the direction of their lives, and offers alternative housing options and support services for up to one year. The ultimate goal of this program is to empower women to sustain independent living following their release from prison. Services include: group sessions in pre-release phase, intensive case management, assistance in finding safe housing, setting measurable goals with each client, assistance in finding employment and job training, rental assistance up to one year, assistance in moving, procuring furniture and personal supplies, art therapy, linkages to community services, assistance in being reunited with children, and recreational activities. All services are provided free of charge.
Geographical AreaLackawanna County
Intake ProcedureCall, email or visit website.
Client Information
Target PopulationEx-Offenders
EligibilityRequirements for programming are: involvement in the life skill/parenting classes, meetings, or other group activities in the prison on a consistent basis, expressed desire to make life changes and willingness to work with the assigned caseworker and art therapist, evaluation/assessment by a drug and alcohol counselor, personal recovery plan and willingness to enroll in drug or alcohol rehab if necessary
Positive evaluation from prison personnel, art therapist, and drug and alcohol counselor, and potential to be employed in volunteer services.
Contact Information
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Mailing Address 1 430 Pittston Avenue
Mailing City, State, Zip Scranton, PA 18505
Main Phone 570-342-1342
Fax 570-341-8108
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Web Address
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Catherine McAuley Center
Affiliated Program: Catherine McAuley Center
This Service: Transitional Housing For Women Leaving Prison - Catherine McAuley Center
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Ex-Offender Halfway Houses (FF-1850)
Ex-Offenders (YJ-2030)
Transitional Housing/Shelter (BH-8600)