We Care: Supporting the NEPA Youth Shelter

Throughout September and into October, our We Care community outreach program has been supporting the NEPA Youth Shelter in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Their mission revolves around seeking an answer to the problem of homeless youth in Northeastern Pennsylvania by providing emergency shelter to unaccompanied minors aged 14-19.

Servicing all counties of northeastern Pennsylvania, the NEPA Youth Shelter provides everyday essentials such as food, clothing, and bathrooms. They also offer additional services such as educational support, counseling, family reunification, and preparation for independent living.

"Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think & twice as beautiful as you'd ever imagined" - A quote from Theodore Geisel, otherwise known as Dr. Seuss, painted by hand by a NEPA Youth Shelter volunteer.

“Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think & twice as beautiful as you’d ever imagined” – A quote from Theodore Geisel, otherwise known as Dr. Seuss, painted by hand by a NEPA Youth Shelter volunteer.

As of September 1st, their team was able to collect seven computers as well as establish a secure Wi-Fi for teens to use to attend school virtually. They also provide a basic lunch as well as dinner to the students who attend.

Our team is coming together to gather donations that will contribute to the center’s following in-demand Wish List items:

 

 

We are proud to have been able to contribute over $600 worth of goods from this list of high-demand items!

 

If you would like to contribute any of the above items from a distant location, you can send them to:

 

541 Wyoming Avenue

Scranton, PA 18509   

 

If you would like to learn more about the NEPA Youth Shelter, visit their website at

https://www.nepayouthshelter.org/about-us