United Neighborhood Centers is the lead agency for the Scranton/Lackawanna County Continuum of Care and provides administrative support and technical assistance for the agencies and its functions. The Scranton/Lackawanna County Continuum of Care (CoC) is committed to streamlining and strengthening the current service deliveries that its member agencies offer to the community through collaborative efforts, planning, and partnerships. The members of the Continuum of Care include Directors, Case Managers, and representatives of agencies in Lackawanna County who are dedicated to serving the homeless and at risk population. The CoC meets monthly to discuss the programs currently operated under each agency and to identify ways to expand services to better meet the needs of the community. The goals of the CoC are to prevent and end homelessness, support the needs of the homeless population, and help individuals to achieve self sufficiency. The members monitor the characteristics and situations of the homeless population, operate and develop new programs, and identify strategies on how to best use all of our available resources.
UNC is responsible for the completion and submission of the Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Competition, as well as the Housing Inventory Chart and the Point in Time Count.
Besides UNC, the following non-profits are an integral part of providing homeless services to Northeastern Pennsylvania and are included in the statistical compilation for the CoC:
Fiscal Year 2015 Continuum of Care Competition Application Materials:
Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Continuum of Care Competition Application Materials: