Winter Market increases access to fresh foods

April 1, 2015

 After five successful seasons of the South Scranton Farmer’s Market, the vendors expressed an interest in continuing the Market in the winter. With the housing construction on Cedar Avenue being completed this fall and community space available, it was the perfect time to test a Winter Market in the neighborhood. The Market opened at 509 Cedar Ave. on the first... READ MORE

UNC to provide disease management program with peer health educators

March 12, 2015

UNC recently hired three peer health educators as part of its new Community Health initiative in Lackawanna County. Peer Health Educators Margaret Kile, Walter Mitchell, and Lithzaira Castro are certified through Stanford University’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. These educators are working in the community to provide workshops on chronic disease self-management that offers tools on how to live and maintain a... READ MORE

UNC and TCMC partner to provide homeless with mental health services

February 27, 2015

In August of 2014, United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania (UNC) and The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) were awarded one of only three grants selected nationwide from the American Psychiatric Foundation through their “Helping Hands” program. The grant allowed a team of six second-year medical students to work with Meredith McCracken, the Director of UNC’s Community Health department, and TCMC... READ MORE