Scranton Child, Youth, and Family Services

Find Scranton Pennsylvania child, youth, and family services. Child, youth, and family services provide support in all aspects of child and family welfare, including social services, abuse services, and protection services.

Lackawanna Childrens Service 200 Adams Avenue Scranton PA 18503 570-963-6781

Wayne County Children & Youth Services 648 West Park Street Honesdale PA 18431 24.0 miles from Scranton 570-253-5102

Susquehanna Child & Youth Service Public Avenue Montrose PA 18801 31.6 miles from Scranton 570-278-4600

Susquehanna County 4-H Youth Programs 88 Chenango Street Montrose PA 18801 31.7 miles from Scranton 570-278-1158

Carbon County Court System Children & Youth Services 4 Broadway Jim Thorpe PA 18229 37.5 miles from Scranton 570-325-3644

Pike County Children & Youth Service 506 Broad Street Milford PA 18337 45.2 miles from Scranton 570-296-3446

Towanda Youth Advocate Programs 1 Elizabeth Street Towanda PA 18848 47.2 miles from Scranton 570-268-5777

About Child, Youth, and Family Services

Is financial assistance available for childcare services?

Depending on the state and locality, various programs are often available to assist families in paying for childcare services. Eligibility for these programs is often income-based. In some cases, childcare may be guaranteed if the parent is meeting job participation or job training requirements as part of a public assistance program.

What is adult abuse?

Adult abuse is mistreatment, neglect, or financial exploitation of an adult who has a physical or mental impairment that makes them vulnerable. Child, Youth, and Family Services may intervene in situations of adult abuse by providing mental and physical assessments, securing alternative living arrangements, and coordinating with law enforcement.

What is the process for becoming a foster parent or foster family?

The process for becoming a foster parent or foster family can be lengthy and complicated. Multiple background checks are required, including FBI and state police criminal background checks and clearance through the state registry for child abuse and neglect. A home study must be completed, interviews of household members conducted and multiple references checked. Foster parents are also required to participate in training prior to fostering and on an ongoing basis.