The end of the summer season has been busy here at Pathways Consulting Group! For our August We Care initiative, we chose the NEPA Youth Shelter as our focus. The NEPA Youth Shelter provides emergency relief and shelter for young adults ages 14 through high school who are voluntarily or involuntarily homeless or runaway. The Shelter offers not only a safe space for the unaccompanied but also food, clothing, and essential services like educational support, counseling, and family reunification.
In recent weeks, NEPA Youth Shelter has faced several challenges, including completely losing power to its facility. The power loss resulted in significant damage, as they lost everything in their refrigerators and freezers. Our team worked together to provide a donation to the shelter and dropped off much-needed supplies like socks, underwear, and t-shirts for the occupants. We also fully stocked their freezer again and provided a gift card for future purchases. The Pathways team was thrilled to help out this local organization and help brighten the lives of the young adults who spend their time there.
NEPA Youth Shelter is a non-profit organization in Scranton, PA. In addition to providing quality emergency shelter to unaccompanied youth, they also aim to deliver related services to young adults from ages 14 through high school graduation. With a focus on social justice and advocacy, NEPA Youth Shelter welcomes youth from all backgrounds with a particular concentration on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) youth, as this population comprises a high percentage of homeless youth in the area.
If you’d like to donate to their cause, you can check out the several ways to donate here. If you’d like to donate your time, the Shelter is always looking for volunteers; simply fill out an application here.
With September underway, we’re excitedly working on our next We Care initiative. Check back next month to see our efforts in action and how our financial gifts help make a difference. We look forward to helping yet another local resource center in our community through our We Care initiative.