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Community Resources

Bethesda Day Treatment
251-0255
Friendship House (Honesdale)
(Scranton)
253-6913
342-8305
Northeast Counseling
253-9323
Kidspeace
253-7901
Pocono Center for Psychological Services
226-1967
Honesdale Wellness Center
253-6621
Wayne County MH/MR
253-9200
Wayne Memorial Behavioral Health (Dr. Campbell)
253-8219
Roger Brinkerhoff
729-9999
Pediatric Practices of NEPA (Attention concerns)
253-5838
Northwestern Human Services
253-0321
*Please keep in mind that this not an exhaustive list of all services in the community. These are main agencies which will be better able to direct counseling needs and concerns.

Basic Needs

Food Pantries
Wayne County
253-4262
Lakewood
798-2335
Hawley United Methodist
226-3875
Damascus
224-4410
Newfoundland
676-3624
Lakeville
226-3116
Other Basic Needs
Gloria Frechen
Will provide food/clothing for those in need.
251-4352
Grace Episcopal Church
Serving free meals to the community,
Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years.
253-2760
Habitat for Humanity
Enables those eligible to secure decent & affordable housing.
251-8115
Medical Assistance
Provided to those who qualify.
253-7100
Trehab
Assisting low-income individuals and families with housing,
and emergency shelter.
253-8941
Wayne County Housing Authority
Housing for income-eligible families.
488-6069
Wayne County Public Assistance
Cash assistance, food stamps, medical assistance, energy
assistance and nursing and home assistance to those who
qualify.
253-7100
WIC
Food vouchers for pregnant women, new mothers, infants,
and children under 5.
253-0461

Crisis Services

Compassionate Friends
Friendship and understanding to bereaved parents,
compassionatefriends.org
729-8427
KidsPeace
Helping children and teens to overcome developmental and
situational crisis.
253-7910
Northeast Counseling Services
Individual, family and marriage counseling
253-9323
Northwestern Human Services
Diagnosis and treatment for mental health and mental
retardation issues.
253-0321
Victims' Intervention Program
Domestic Violence, sexual abuse counseling for adults
and children.
253-4401

Health Care

EMERGENCY
9-1-1
American Cancer Society
383-4700
CHIP
Free or low-cost health insurance to eligible children without
private insurance and who don't qualify for medical assistance
800-543-7199
Healthy Baby Hotline
Referrals for pregnant women to programs with free or low-cost
prenatal services
800-986-2229
Healthy Kids Hotline
Referrals to programs offering free or low-cost health-care
services
800-986-5437
Highlands Physicians
Offices throughout Wayne County
253-1205
Medical Assistance
Provided to those who qualify.
253-7100
PA State Health Center
Childhood and adult immunizations, HIV counseling and testing,
TB testing and treatment, lead poisoning and communicable disease follow up.
253-7141
Pediatric Practices
Sites throughout the country staffed with physicians focused on the physical,
emotional and social health of infants, children and adolescents.
253-5838
Poison Control
800-222-1222
Scranton State School for the Deaf
Education, counseling, and testing
585-1000
Together for Health Dental Clinic
Free and low cost dental care, primarily for children
251-6534
Wayne Memorial Hospital
253-8100

Parenting

Parents Anonymous
Support and info via phone to parents with difficulty relating to their
children.
800-488-4906
Wayne County Children & Youth
Promotes the well-being of children through assessment of reports of child
abuse and neglect, protective services, foster home services, adoption services
and family preservation programs.
253-5970 #4140
Wayne County Domestic Relations
Child support assessment/enforcement, including medical insurance, spousal
support and paternity testing.
251-9827
Wayne County Drug & Alcohol Parent Group
Support for parents concerned with their child's possible substance abuse.
253-6022
Wayne County Family Center
Child development information for families with children 0-5. Referrals and
developmental screenings. Play groups. Home visits with parent educator.
251-4352

Substance Abuse

Alcoholics Anonymous
Administration - Call for times & locations of various weekly meetings
throughout Wayne County
654-0488
PATH Day Treatment
Day treatment, alternative education, foster care, drug and alcohol
counseling and family systems counseling.
251-0255
Wayne County Drug and Alcohol
Services to substance abusers & their families. Referrals for
treatment. Outpatient services.
253-6022

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