List of human services in the Poconos – Pocono Record

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American Cancer Society: 2158 W. Main St., Stroudsburg. Offers cancer support groups; Reach to Recovery; ostomy support; information and referral; Look Good, Feel Good program for women; Road to Recovery; and free wig program. Information: 1-888-227-5445, cancer.org.

American Red Cross of the Poconos: 410 Park Ave., Stroudsburg. Offers health/safety training (cardiopulmonary resuscitation/first aid/water safety), blood donor clinics, armed forces emergency services and disaster relief services. Information: 570-476-3800, redcross.org.

Animal Welfare Society of Monroe: 3129 Godfrey Ridge Drive, Stroudsburg. AWSOM seeks to accommodate Monroe County's stray, homeless, neglected or abused animals. Information: 570-421-3647, awsomanimals.org.

Burnley Employment and Rehabilitation Services: 4219 Manor Drive, Snydersville. Burnley provides rehabilitation for people with disabilities by helping them achieve their fullest physical, mental, social, vocational and economic potential. Employment placement and training, job coaching, sheltered workshop and transition services are offered. Information: 570-992-6616, allied-services.org.

Carbon-Monroe-Pike Mental Health/Developmental Services: 732 Phillips St., Stroudsburg. MHDS is the first point of contact for all people with mental illness and mental retardation in Carbon, Monroe and Pike counties. MHDS provides mental health case management, service coordination, early intervention and a 24-hour crisis intervention hot line. Information: cmpmhds.org or 24-hour crisis intervention hot line, 800-273-8255 or text line 741741.

Center for Vision Loss: 4215 Manor Drive, Snydersville. Provides preventive, rehabilitative, supportive and social services enabling blind and visually impaired clients to achieve their personal goals and restore quality of life. Also provides transportation to clients for essential appointments. Information: 570-992-7787, centerforvisionloss.org.

Developmental Education Services of Monroe County Inc.: 796 Lindbergh Ave., Stroudsburg.A non-profit, human services agency providing supports to maximize the skills of adults with intellectual disabilities through center and community based activities. Information: 570-424-5410, devedmc.org.

DES-Community Partners in Recycling: 796 Lindbergh Ave., Stroudsburg. A non-profit recycling business employing adults with disabilities. Information: 570-421-2912, communitypartnersinrecycling.org.

Easter Seals Eastern Pennsylvania Pocono Division: Provides services to adults and children with physical disabilities and developmental delays. Information: 610-289-0114, esep.easterseals.com.

Family Promise of Monroe County: 1274 N. Ninth St., Stroudsburg. Family Promise of Monroe County provides temporary shelter to homeless families with children in transition through a network of local congregations. Information: 570-420-8589, familypromisepa.org.

Light of The World Church: 114 Academy Drive, Minisink Hills. Joes Closet provided gently used clothing from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and from 9 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of the month. Information: 570-977-0709, 570-420-9970, lwcpa.org.

Make-A-Wish Foundation of NEPA: 327 N. Washington Ave., #501, Scranton. Grants wishes to children suffering from life-threatening medical conditions. Information: 570-341-9474, 800-480-9474 or wishgreaterpa.org. Serves: Bradford, Lackawana, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wayne and Wyoming counties.

Monroe Animal League: Note: Offers low-cost spay-and-neuter programs for pet owners who cannot afford to alter their pets and provides needed funds for veterinarian care when animal emergencies occur and funds are unavailable. The league also conducts rabies clinics, provides pet food in cases of need and sponsors humane education. Office hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Friday. Information: 570-421-7775.

Monroe County Area Agency on Aging: 724 B Phillips St., Suite 102, Stroudsburg. The Monroe County Area Agency on Aging is a resource for citizens age 60 or older residing within Monroe County. The MCAAA provides an information and referral service especially for seniors, oversees county senior centers, the ombudsman program, senior protective services, APPRISE, home modification program, family caregiver support program and PDA waivers for in-home services. Option services include Personal Emergency Response Systems, Meals on Wheels, and Respite Care. Information: 570-420-3735, 1-800-498-0330, monroecountypa.gov.

Monroe County Assistance Office Department of Human Services: Route 209 at Tanite Road, Stroudsburg. Assists Monroe County residents with food stamps, TANF Cash Assistance, Children's Health Insurance Program, Medicaid, Low Income Heating Assistance Program, Disability Advocacy and other programs administered by the Department of Human Services. Information: 570-424-3030, dhs.state.pa.us.

Monroe County Career and Technical Institute: 194 Laurel Lake Drive, Bartonsville. Provides literacy classes and English as Second Language classes during the school year. Information: 570-629-2001, ext. 1125, monroecti.org.

Monroe County Children and Youth Services: 730 Phillips St., Stroudsburg. Intensive in-home services, protection from abuse and neglect, adolescent intervention program, foster family care, as well as adoption and subsidized adoption services, life-skills education, parenting education, parent and youth advisers and 24-hour crisis intervention. Information: 570-420-3590, 24-hour emergency on-call.

Monroe County Habitat for Humanity: 912 Main St., Stroudsburg. The Home Preservations program allows homeowners who are affected by low income, old age or disability to make necessary repairs on their homes. When these critical repairs are not made, homes can potentially become condemned. There is a great need for these types of repairs in our county. Information: 570-476-9846, habitatmc.org.

Monroe County Housing Authority: 1055 W. Main St., Stroudsburg. Administers public housing and housing choice voucher programs. Information: 570-421-7770, TDD 570-421-6968 or housingauthoritymonroecounty.org.

Monroe County Meals on Wheels: 901 Polk Valley Road, Stroudsburg. Delivers meals to the home bound who are physically or mentally unable to shop for and/or prepare meals for themselves. Information: 570-424-8794, monroemeals.com.

Monroe County Redevelopment Authority: 701 Main St., Stroudsburg. Provides non-cosmetic housing rehabilitation, loans and conditional grants. Conditional Grants require seven-year occupancy by grant applicant. Information: 570-421-4300, exdirector@monroecountyrda.org or pahra.org.

Monroe County Transit Authority: Route 611, 134 MCTA Drive, Scotrun. Provides transportation programs for persons with disabilities and senior citizens through Fixed Route, Shared Ride Program and Medical Assistance. A co-pay applies for all trips accept medical assistance. Also offers Mogo cards for students with a reduced rates (30 day and semester passes). Information: 570-839-6282, goMCTA.com.

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation: Allentown District Office, 45 N. Fourth St., Allentown. Provides services to help persons with disabilities prepare for, obtain or retain employment. Counselors available at Monroe County CareerLink by appointment. Contact District Office for appointments. Information: 610-821-6441.

PATH PA Treatment & Healing: 149 Sawmill Ct., East Stroudsburg. East Stroudsburg Center offer: Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment; After School Evening Program; Intensive Adolescent Program; Alternative Education Program; Foster Care Program; Parental Supervision Program; and Community Service Program. Information: 570-517-7153, lisaa@pathtochange.org or pathtochange.org.

Pennsylvania CareerLink of Monroe County: 2937 Route 611, Merchants Plaza, Tannersville. Provide comprehensive employment and training services for both local and regional employers and residents. Also offer job assessment and testing, on-the-job training, employment counseling, and more. Information: 570-620-2850 or monroecountycareerlink.org.

Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network Food Pantry: 2334 Route 209, Sciota. Provides a food pantry and clothing closet for residents appointment only. Information: 570-992-3136, pven.net.

Pocono Alliance: 301 McConnel St., Stroudsburg. Pocono Alliance provides resources to the community by building relationships and creating solutions. Programs focus on self-sufficiency, healthy living and child and family development. Pocono Alliance coordinates a help line offering 900 different services. Also offers PoconoInfo, a free service dedicated to assisting Monroe County individuals and families find the health and human services information they need. This is a small portion of agencies serving Monroe County. Information: 570-517-3953, poconoinfo.org.

Pocono Area Transitional Housing: Two locations, 309 Park Ave., Stroudsburg and 7 N. Ninth St., Stroudsburg. Offers transitional housing with services to assist homeless families with children. Best to call for information. Information: 570-476-1828, 570-424-0542 or pathhouse.org.

Pocono Services for Families and Children: 212 W. Fourth St., East Stroudsburg. Provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, parent involvement and social services for families and children ages 3 to 5 who meet income guidelines. Information: 570-421-2711, psfc.org.

Pregnancy Resource Center of the Poconos: 49 Dansbury Terrace, East Stroudsburg. Free pregnancy test, counseling, education on pregnancy and abortion alternatives. Baby and maternity clothing, referrals, childbirth classes, parenting skills, post-abortion counseling, abstinence education for schools and a 24-hour help line. Information: 470-424-1113, help@poconoprc.org or pregnancytalk.org.

Salvation Army: 226 Washington St., East Stroudsburg. Provides emergency shelter, food pantry, limited utility/rent assistance and soup kitchen for Monroe County residents. Information: 570-421-3050, salvationarmyusa.org.

Special Olympics of Monroe County: Offers sports training and competition to children and adults 8 and older with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Information: 570-798-7662, somrc.org, sopamonroecounty@gmail.com.

Pocono Mountains United Way: 301 McConnell St., Stroudsburg. Provides essential support to member agencies. Information: 570-517-3953 or poconounitedway.org.

Women's Resources of Monroe County: 225 J Wilson Drive, Delaware Water Gap. Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crisis Center that provides services, including temporary emergency shelter; crisis counseling; support groups; 24-hour crisis hot line; accompaniment to court, police and medical services; legal advocacy; community and youth education programs; public awareness events; Kids First counseling; youth outreach; and a Safe Connections Program. Information: 570-424-2093, 570-421-4200 (hot line), wrmonroe.org.

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