The Catherine McAuley House in Plymouth, our Emergency Shelter Residence in Luzerne County, has opened their doors to homeless women and children for 30 years.
Approximately half of the local homeless population in Luzerne County consists of families with children, and among those families, 90% are female headed. The Catherine McAuley House in Plymouth remains the primary source of shelter for homeless women and children in Luzerne County.
The purpose of our Emergency Shelter Residence Program is to transition this highly vulnerable population of women and children from the shock and stresses of homelessness, be it couch surfing, living in a car, or staying in a place not meant for human habitation, toward a confident lifestyle where they are able to claim economic independence and self-sufficiency. The Catherine McAuley House meets the need to provide a safe, comfortable, and fully equipped environment to house a growing population of homeless women and children in Luzerne County. Finding a place of comfort and warmth means the world to these families.
Our families depend on the same basic household items that all of us need in our owns homes. The Catherine McAuley House is now in need of donations of twin-size sheet sets for women and children, crib sheets for infants, and sets of towels and washcloths for their families. All donated items should be new or gently used.