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 women and children experiencing homelessness in Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties.
Catherine McAuley Center
430 Pittston Avenue
Scranton, PA 18505 
Catherine McAuley House
121 Church Street
Plymouth, PA 18651

emergency rental assistance
The Catherine McAuley Center is now accepting applications for renters facing the threat of eviction. Click HERE to complete a form online or DOWNLOAD a .pdf to print, complete and submit to the Catherine McAuley Center's administrative office in Scranton. Assistance will be paid directly to landlords and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis until funds run out (which we anticipate will happen quickly.) Call 570-342-1342 with any questions. 
Pumpkins & Costumes

Thanks to the contributions of several youth groups, community organizations, local businesses and private volunteers, the Catherine McAuley Center was able to assemble amazing Halloween treat packages for our families this year.

Special thanks to Study Hard NEPA, Scranton MMA,  the Non-Profit Leadership Club of Scranton Preparatory School, and Abington Heights Civic League, including Eileen Milunic and Cathy Plishka, pictured above with Catherine McAuley Center staff.
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.

Normally, during the holidays, the Catherine McAuley Center fills the downstairs rooms of our administration building with toys, winter wear, blankets, books, and other gifts. We then invite neighbors in the community beyond those already served by our programs to "walk through" the Center and fill bags with the things they need for their families. This year COVID prevented the WalkThrough but we were able to drive through the neighborhoods of Scranton with Santa and Mrs. Claus, providing socially-distanced photo-ops and distributing what gifts we could load on our trucks. Click here to see our video documenting the day.