OUR IMPACT

Outreach- Center for Community Resources positively impacts the community by helping families overcome barriers to financial stability and economic self-sufficiency. Each year, we improve the lives of over 5,000 families who participate in our programs at our Seventh Avenue Center and at other area sites throughout the community. We find that each participating family has a unique set of needs, often enrolling in several Outreach programs and taking advantage of our diverse network of community services.

POSITIVE OUTCOMES

85%

of families participating in Parents as Teachers showed increased in-home literacy elements.

97%

of parents participating in Parents as Teachers showed improvements in overall parenting skills.

98%

of children participating in Parents as Teachers showed improvements in early development and school readiness skills.

73%

of parents participating in Incredible Years reported more consistent discipline.

71%

of parents participating in Incredible Years improved their positive parenting skills.

91%

of parents participating in Drug & Alcohol prevention programs demonstrated positive progress.

3500

job postings and referrals were made through workforce development programs.

300

children vaccinated through the Outreach - Regional Hospital-Sanofi Pasteur partnership.

100%

of youths in our after-school program increase social-emotional skills & academic confidence.

73%

of parents participating in the Incredible Years program reported more consistent dicipline.

85%

of women participating in the pre/post-release reentry mentoring program maintain positive behaviors (sobriety, jobs, stable housing) at 12+ months following incarceration.

87%

of dads who participate in the fatherhood group achieve employment goals.

Men and women who complete the re-entry program return to prison at half the rate of those who do not participate.

LATEST AGENCY NEWS

Outreach named 2018 Nonprofit of the Year

December 12, 2018

SCRANTON – In a gala befitting the Academy Awards, the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce named Outreach – Center for Community Service its 2018 Nonprofit of the Year during the annual SAGE Awards at the Hilton Scranton and Conference Center. “We were so honored to be named a finalist along with the Women’s Resource Center…

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Volunteers Are Bustling At Toyland Workshop

December 12, 2018

SCRANTON — The sounds of Toyland Workshop are soft bustling; its scents are disinfecting wipes and Lysol. A dozen or so volunteers at Outreach, a nonprofit social services agency, scrubbed and sorted thousands of donated used toys for the organization’s annual giveaway for its clients past and present Saturday and Sunday. “This is for the…

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OUTREACH FAMILY CENTER OUTREACH

October 31, 2018

Outreach recently established parent resource centers in the lobbies of several Scranton elementary schools.  These centers are regularly stocked with valuable parenting tips and community resource information. Outreach’s team also hosts parent-child activity stations at Back-to-School fairs and other school events. The Scranton School District-Outreach partnership also links families to the Parents as Teachers program and…

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OUTREACH RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION AS A BLUE RIBBON AFFILIATE

October 31, 2018

Outreach earned a prestigious endorsement by the Parents as Teachers™ national center as a Blue Ribbon Affiliate, making it one of the top performing early education and home visiting affiliates within the international Parents as Teachers network.  Being named a Blue Ribbon Affiliate affirms that Outreach is a high-quality member of the home visitation and parent education field, implementing the evidence-based Parents…

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