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.



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


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


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


of parents participating in Incredible Years reported more consistent discipline.


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


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


job postings and referrals were made through workforce development programs.


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


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


of children in Time Limited Family Reunification moved closer to full-time family reunification.


of women participating in the women's recovery support group increased their self-worth and acceptance, in order to expand their personal growth as women in recovery.


of dads gained necessary skills to reconnect with their families and become motivated to get and stay out of prison.

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


Outreach Seventh Avenue Center Update

June 19, 2020

June 19, 2020 Dear Outreach Staff, Program Participants, and Community Members; As our county prepares to move from the “yellow phase” to the “green phase” of restrictions on business operations amid COVID-19, Outreach will gradually begin to resume on-site services. In the interest of the health and safety of Outreach staff, program participants, and all…

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Outreach creating “employment pipeline” through new L.E.A.D. workforce center

August 28, 2019

(SCRANTON, 08/28/2019) – With the help of a local foundation, 2018 Nonprofit of the Year Outreach – Center for Community Resources (formerly EOTC) has enhanced its existing workforce development program with the launch of L.E.A.D. (Lead, Educate and Develop), a project that is identifying gaps in Lackawanna County’s labor force and training job seekers to…

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Positive Parenting – New Classes Starting Soon

August 16, 2019

    Outreach’s Travis Prince leads an art lesson with a child while her father participates in the Incredible Years parenting class. Incredible Years is a strength-based program for parents of children ages 2-12 to help them prepare their child to learn and succeed in school and life. New parenting series starting in September. To…

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2019 Outreach Awards

June 20, 2019

For over 30 years, the Outreach mission has been to promote family stability and economic self-sufficiency, which is exactly why we have chosen to honor The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce with our 2019 Outreach Award. Because for the past 152 years, our Chamber has worked tirelessly to attract, sustain, and grow jobs in Northeastern…

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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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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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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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