Local Community Agencies

  • COMMUNITY REFERRAL SOURCES

     

    ·       Colonial Intermediate Unit #20 Services- The primary assistance available to East Stroudsburg Area School District students from the Colonial Intermediate Unit #20   (CIU 20) includes psychological and psychiatric testing, and related services, including but not limited to, speech, hearing, vision, occupational and physical therapy.  The CIU #20 may also provide various mental health services.  These include school-based partial hospitalization programs, mobile therapy, therapeutic support staff, and autistic support programs.

     

    Address:          6 Danforth Drive

    Easton, PA 18045

                            (610) 252-5550

     

    • Mental Health/ Developmental Services- The Carbon, Monroe, and Pike Counties Mental Health/Mental Retardation Program provides comprehensive services for individuals with mental health issues within the tri-county area.  These services are either provided directly or through contractual agreements with other service providers. Any individual who lives within the tri-county area with psychiatric, psychological, or mental health issues, regardless of the ability to pay, is eligible for services.  Fees are determined on a sliding scale based on the family’s financial resources.  Individual and family treatment may be provided by a contracted counselor.

     

    Monroe County Address:        730-A Phillips Street

                                                    Stroudsburg, PA 18360

                                                    (570) 420-1900

    Pike County Address:              10 Buist Road, Suite 404

                                                    Milford, PA 18337

                                                    (570) 296-6424

     

    • Monroe County Children and Youth Services- Monroe and Pike County Children and Youth Services provide social services to children and youth whose parents or guardians need assistance with carrying out their child rearing responsibilities.  Services include: counseling, day care, day treatment, foster family service, general child care facilities, group homes, information on and referral to protective services for child abuse, information on general protective services, shelter care service, supervised independent living, juvenile detention, and life skills education.  Fees for services are determined by family income and are adjusted accordingly on a sliding scale.

     

    Monroe County Address:        730-A Phillips Street

                                                    Stroudsburg, PA 18360

                                                    (570) 420-3590
    Pike County Address:              506 Broad Street

                                                    Milford, PA 18337

                                                    (570) 296-3446

     

    • Child Line: For mandated reporting of suspected child abuse- 1-800-932-0313

     

    • Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare- The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare provides cash assistance, medical coverage, food stamps, and information/referral services to those who qualify.  The qualifications for eligibility are determined by income and resource criteria, which vary, according to the program, and the number of people within the household.  Further information regarding this office can be obtained by contacting: 

     

    Monroe County Assistance Office                   Pike County Assistance Office

    Rte. 209 (Business) and Tanite Road              Milford Professional Park, Suite 101

    Stroudsburg, PA 18360                                   Buist Road, Milford, PA 18337

    (570) 424-3030                                               (570) 296-6114

     

    ·       Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) - OVR is a state agency that helps disabled persons help themselves prepare for, acquire, and maintain a job.  OVR services include diagnostic services, vocational evaluation, counseling, restoration services, training, and placement.  Persons are eligible for OVR services if they have a physical, mental, or emotional disability and the disability makes it difficult for them to get a job or maintain employment, or there is a good chance that with OVR’s assistance, the client will be able to maintain employment.  Clients may have to pay for a particular service depending upon their income; however, diagnostic services, vocational evaluation, counseling, and job placement assistance are provided at no cost to the client.

     

    OVR recommends that one of their representatives become involved with potential clients at the end of their junior year or the beginning of their senior year in high school.  Students are required to complete a comprehensive application that is available to them through their guidance counselor or from OVR directly.  Once the application is processed, an OVR counselor will contact the student and become involved with the student’s transition portion or the Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings.

     

    Monroe County:     45 N. Fourth Street           Pike County:   300G Laird Street

                                   Allentown, PA  18102                             Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

                                   (800) 922-9536                                        (800) 634-2060

                                       

    • Carbon-Monroe-Pike Drug and Alcohol Abuse Program-  The Carbon-Monroe-Pike County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Program serves as the coordinating agency for drug and alcohol programming in the tri-county area.  The program serves all persons who desire help for drug and alcohol problems, regardless of the degree of dependency.  Prospective clients must willingly seek help.  Services include individual therapy, family therapy, detoxification services, drug identification, prevention planning, and assessment of potential client risk.  Operation of Alcohol Safe Driving/ARD classes and community education are also offered by this agency.

    Monroe County:          724-A Phillips Street              Pike County:    542 US RTE. 6 & 209

    Stroudsburg, PA  18360                                  Milford, PA 18337

    (570) 420-8297                                               (570) 296-7255

    • Job Corps- Job Corps is a comprehensive training program administered by the United States Department of Labor.  The Job Corps program is designed to prepare youth, 16 through 24 years of age of all ethnic groups for useful employment and responsibilities of citizenship and other educational opportunities.  It is a residential program in session for the entire calendar year.  Any youth that are out of school, unemployed, or under employed and who are able to benefit from job training are eligible.  In addition to vocational training courses, corps members are encouraged to earn their G.E.D. through academic preparatory classes.  Also provided are driver’s education classes, dental, medical, and eye care, work experience, job placement, recreational activities, and counseling.  There is no charge for the program.  More information can be found at:

    http://www.jobcorps.dol.gov

     

    • Monroe County Career Link - Youth Employment Service- The Youth Employment Service provides job-related services to residents of Monroe County who are 14 to 21 years of age.  The program benefits young people, who are seeking job experience and income, as well as employers who are in need of full-time, part-time, or temporary help.  Their services include supportive counseling, assistance to the socially and emotionally disadvantaged, job placement and referral, vocational evaluations, and job readiness.  All applicants must register with CareerLink.  More information can be found at:

          www.pacareerlink.state.pa.us

     

    • Monroe County CareerLink- Monroe County CareerLink is the area’s center for job seekers and employers in the community who are seeking workforce development.  Services offered include registration for work, information about specific job openings, job development and placement services, testing, counseling, and state civil service information, information seminars, labor market information, on-line job searching (Career Resource Center), resume writing and a job search library.

          Visit - www.pacareerlink.state.pa.us

          Address:          Route 611 Merchants Plaza

                                  PO Box 789

                                  Tannersville, PA 18372- 0789

                                  (570) 620-2850

     

    • Pike County CareerLink- Pike County CareerLink is the area’s center for job seekers and employers in the community who are seeking workforce development.  Services offered include registration for work, information about specific job openings, job development and placement services, testing, counseling, and state civil service information, information seminars, labor market information, on-line job searching (Career Resource Center), resume writing and a job search library.

    More information can be found at: www.pacareerlink.state.pa.us

    Address:          837 Route 6, Unit 2

                            Shohola, PA 18458

                            (570) 296-2909

         

     

    • East Stroudsburg University Upward Bound Program- The East Stroudsburg University Upward Bound Program is a federally funded project designed to help high school students from low income families who have academic potential, but have had inadequate secondary school preparation and achievement.  Services include tutoring, academic and career counseling, cultural enrichment activities, recreational activities, personal development activities, and financial aid.  To be eligible for participation, persons must be 14-27 years of age, have completed eighth grade, be from a family whose income meets the Office of Education income requirements, have academic potential, but be unlikely to apply for admission to or be accepted by a post-secondary institution.  The person must be from the tri-county area and have completed the required application forms.  All Upward Bound activities are free to eligible participants.

    Address:          200 Prospect Street

                            East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

                            (570) 422-3211

     

    • Crisis Pregnancy Center of the Poconos- The services provided by the Crisis Pregnancy Center of the Poconos are free pregnancy testing, counseling, and education about pregnancy.  Information on living arrangements, clothing provisions, and childbirth classes is provided for clients. Guidance and instruction on parenting skills are also available.

    Address:          115 N 8th Street

                            Stroudsburg, PA 18360

                            (570) 424-1113 

     

    • Planned Parenthood of Northeast Pennsylvania- (P.P.N.E.P) strives to provide men and women in the community the freedom and opportunity to seek and receive contraception, education, and quality health care.  P.P.N.E.P. will not refuse services to anyone due to age, background, or lack of funds.  Services include a comprehensive preventive health program, counseling about pregnancy options, sterilization, infertility, genetics, parenting, and sexuality counseling, laboratory testing, pregnancy testing, S.T.D. diagnosis and testing, genetic screening and cancer screening.  Medical services are provided on a sliding scale according to income.

    Address:          28 N 7th Street

                            Stroudsburg, PA 18360

                            (570) 424-8306 

     

    • The Salvation Army- The Salvation Army provides a myriad of services to the community and the general public at no charge.  Persons, however, must demonstrate need for assistance.  Services include individual counseling, family counseling, group counseling, nutrition training, informal socialization, telephone support, parenting training, family life education, family enrichment, and aid to travelers, newcomers, migrants, immigrants, and mobile families.  Other services include collection and pick up of donated items, emergency food and clothing provisions, food band, emergency fuel provision, disaster relief, drug/alcohol abuse screening and assessment, and emergency financial assistance.

     

    The Salvation Army (continued)

     

    Monroe County:          226 Washington Street

                                        East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

                                        (570) 421-5711

     

    Pike County:    (Information is available through United Way.)

                                        United Way

                                        PO Box 806, Sunshine Station at 476

                                        Routes 6 & 209

                                        Milford, PA 18337

                                        (570) 296-9980, or

                                        (888) 306-6963

     

    • Women’s Resources of Monroe CountyThe mission of Women’s Resources of Monroe County is to end violence, specifically in the areas of domestic violence and sexual assault.  While Women’s Resources provides services to all victims in our community including females, males, adults, teens and children, their principal efforts are dedicated to empowering women by building awareness of legal and social rights and bringing about systemic change.  The agency provides individual counseling and support groups for adult, teen and child victims.  Counseling and support services are also available for family members.  For over 20 years, Women’s Resources has provided continuous 24-hour hotline service in our community for victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.  The hotline is staffed by trained volunteers and professionals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including weekends and holidays. 

    If you or someone you know is being hurt, call:          (570) 421-4200, or                                                                                                                 toll-free at (866) 421-4200

     

    • Pike County Survivors Resources- provides services to all victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.  The agency provides support services and a continuous twenty-four (24) hour hotline service in the community for victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. The hotline, (570) 296-4357, is staffed by trained volunteers.

    Address:          500 W. Harford Street

                            Milford, PA 18337

                            (570) 296-2827

               

    • Nurse-Family Partnership – Monroe County’s Nurse Family Partnership is a local effort connected to a national movement.  Nationally the Nurse-Family Partnership is a research-based organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for low-income children and families in the context of the communities where they live.  In Monroe County, The Nurse-Family Partnership is a new program that is already changing the lives of at-risk new mothers and improving future prospects for their new born babies.  They have successfully graduated many clients and have expanded into Pike County.  Registered nurses, with special training in prenatal and infant care as well as psycho-social development, visit mothers in their own homes.  The visits begin in early pregnancy and continue until the child is two-years-old.  During that critical time, close ties develop between the women in the program and their nurses.  Healthy lifestyle habits are emphasized, parenting skills are developed and career counseling is offered.  In addition, lifestyle skills such as cooking, conflict resolution, and fiscal responsibility are introduced through individual instruction and group activities.

    Address:          206 East Brown Street

                            East Stroudsburg, PA  18301

                            (570) 421-4000

     

    *    Pike County Child Care Information Services- provides a resource and referral service for child care as well as a low income subsidy program for child care.  The agency also provides car seat checks for parents.  More information can be found at:

          http://www.dpw.state.pa.us

          Address:          837 Route 6, Unit 3

                                  Shohola, PA 18458

                                  (570) 296-3447

     

    Big Brothers/ Big Sisters- is a youth mentoring organization. This organization has been providing one-to-one youth service for more than a century, developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of young people. Big Brothers Big Sisters mentors children, ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country.  The Big Brothers Big Sisters mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with mentors that have a  measurable impact on youth.

    Monroe County:                                  Pike County:

    (Information is available through United Way.)

    827 Monroe Street                     

    Stroudsburg, PA 18360                United Way  
    bbbswb.org                                 PO Box 806, Sunshine Station at 476
    http://www.bbbswb.org                Routes 6 & 209
    (570) 824-8756                           Milford, PA 18337

    (570) 822-7118                                   (570) 296-9980

                                                                           

     

    • United States Armed Services- The Guidance Department works cooperatively with the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Marines Corp., and the U.S. Coast Guard to explore the possibilities of a career in the military for interested and qualified students.  On a monthly basis, representatives of each branch of the service are given the opportunity to have a display or exhibit area during the lunch periods in order for interested students to acquire print literature or to ask questions.  Information on the Armed Services in the form of brochures and pamphlets, including Reserve Officer’s Training Program (R.O.T.C.) for college bound students, is also available in the Career Lab at both high schools.  Armed services representatives also may arrange to conduct educational classroom presentations or special events with the prior approval of the guidance department, applicable faculty member(s), and if needed the building principal. 

     

    Both high schools offer sophomores, juniors and seniors the option of taking the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (A.S.V.A.B).   This free test is arranged on a day mutually agreed upon by the school and the military personnel who administer it. Practice materials for the A.S.V.A.B are available in the Career Lab at both high schools. The A.S.V.S.B. is used to determine a student’s eligibility for enlistment and to indicate the areas of vocational training with the armed services in which newly-assigned, enlisted personnel are most likely to perform well.  The test is also very useful in helping students to identify their skills and how they relate to certain military and civilian careers.  At both high schools, students, who take the A.S.V.A.B., have the opportunity to attend an interpretation so they can fully understand their scores.  

     

     

          Further information can be acquired by contacting the following:

          U.S. Air Force                                           U. S. Marines

          Recruiting Office                                       201 N. 9th Street, Suite C

          201 N. 9th Street                                        Stroudsburg, PA 18360

          Stroudsburg, PA 18360                             (570) 424-0810

          (570) 421-5723                                         www.marines.com

          www.airforce.com

     

          U.S. Army                                                 U.S. Navy

          Recruiting Station                                      Recruiting Station

          201 N. 9th Street, Suite B                          201 N. 9th Street          

          Stroudsburg, PA 18360                             Stroudsburg, PA 18360

          (570) 421-1058                                         (570) 421-7825

          www.go.army.com                                    www.navy.com

     

         U.S. Army                                                  U.S. Coast Guard- 1-800-424-8883

         Recruiting Station                                       www.gocoastguard.com

         HC 6, Box 6102

    Remax Welcome Center

    Hawley, PA 18428

    (570) 226-4983

    www.go.army.com

            

    ·       The Pennsylvania Army National Guard- The Pennsylvania Army National Guard, when not on federal duty, is under the control of the Governor.  The mission of the Army National Guard is to help protect life and property, and to preserve peace, order, and the public safety of the Commonwealth.  The representatives from the Army National Guard are given the opportunity to speak with students during the school year.  Further information can be obtained by contacting:

     

    Pennsylvania Army National Guard

    Recruiting and Retention NCO

    271 Washington Street

    East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

    (570) 424-3739

    www.dmva.state.pa.us/paarng