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Changing the Story of Homelessness:
The Impact of Your Gift to the Catherine McAuley Center

Since 1984, the Catherine McAuley Center has provided housing and supportive services for homeless women and children in Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties. Your donations to the Catherine McAuley Center give homeless families so much more than the basic shelter of a roof and walls. Families grow and thrive in a home that provides warmth, comfort, and security. 
Thanks to your generosity, our children are enrolled in school, daycare, Head Start, and early education programs. They have a safe place to return to at the end of the school day, and a quiet place to read. 

Women can access important employment and training opportunities. They are able to develop household budgets and save a portion of their income, moving forward to independence and self-sufficiency. Dignity and hope become part of their lives.
Last year your generous gifts to the Catherine McAuley Center brought 409 individuals safely home. These are not simply numbers. They are the homeless women and children we see and work with every day. 

Thank you for changing the story of homelessness.
Wish List: Bed and Bath Items Needed
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.
To make a donation, please call the Catherine McAuley House at

Donations of sheets and towel sets may be delivered to the Catherine McAuley House at 121 Church Street in Plymouth.
2019 Parade of Baskets

The annual Parade of Baskets Raffle will once again be touring local fairs and festivals throughout August and September.  We are now reaching out to local businesses and community organizations for in-kind donations of merchandise, gift cards, and themed baskets.  Donating to the Parade of Baskets fundraiser is a great way to bring visibility to your business or community group, while supporting the mission and work of the Catherine McAuley Center.  
Irish Basket
For more information or to donate a basket, please call the Development Office at the Catherine McAuley Center at 570-342-1342.
Every gift to the Catherine McAuley Center makes a difference in the life of someone who is homeless, here in our own community.
Click here to make a life-changing gift today:

Thank you for your generous support!
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