Scranton Community Corrections Center collected nearly $1,000 worth of donations for the NEPA Youth Shelter (NEPAYS), a quality emergency shelter and services-related provider for unaccompanied youth ages 14 through high school.
The facility held a donation drive in September for clothing, hygiene products and more.
NEPAYS provides for all counties in northeastern Pennsylvania. The shelter provides essentials such as food, clothing and bathrooms, as well as services such as educational support, counseling, family reunification and/or preparation for independent living — with a focus on social justice and advocacy.
NEPAYS is a nonprofit organization. They also opened an after-school drop-in center for high school students. They have a rapid rehousing program for teens ages 18-21 who are homeless. They provide a safe space to hang out for teens and offer food, drinks, computers and printer for homework, library, rest, relaxation and more.