A Sponsored Work of the Sisters of Mercy.

The Catherine McAuley Center is a support system, a lifeline, and a bridge to self-reliance

for homeless women and families in Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties.
Catherine McAuley Center
430 Pittston Avenue
Scranton, PA 18505 
Catherine McAuley House
121 Church Street
Plymouth, PA 18651
Food Packages Available
Families in need throughout the community are invited to request emergency food packages available through The Catherine McAuley Center's Family Support Program. Call the office during normal business hours, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., to schedule pickup of a food package.
rental assistance

Rental assistance is available in Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties through PHFA and the CARES Act for anyone who had a 30 percent or larger wage decrease due to COVID-19. Apply online at:

Black Lives Matter
The Catherine McAuley Center stands with the Black Lives Matter movement as we listen, learn and take action to be an active anti-racist organization.
VACATION Raffle tickets
The Catherine McAuley Center’s annual Vail Valley Vacation package prize includes a stay of seven days and six nights in a fully-furnished luxurious two-bedroom condo (sleeps 6) at Beaver Creek West Condominiums and a $500 travel stipend (total value est. $3000). There is no expiration date for this prize as the trip may be scheduled at the winner's discretion. Tickets are $10 each or 2 for $15. Visit the “donate” page to reserve your tickets. The drawing will be held on Sept. 1, 2020 in celebration of the anniversary of the first woman housed by our founding Sisters of Mercy in 1984. You do not need to be present to win.