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Holy Family Residence Charity In Scranton Pennsylvania

Holy Family Residence

 Scranton     Pennsylvania

http://www.littlesistersofthepoorscranton.org     << Visit Website

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Holy Family Residence Charity Profile

Our Home
Welcome to Holy Family Residence

Since 1908, our Home has welcomed the elderly of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Little Sisters, staff, volunteers, and benefactors work closely together in creating a family spirit. We welcome the elderly who have limited funds and provide for their needs so that they can live their last years in an atmosphere of respect, dignity, and love.

Referred to by some as the “Maloney Home”, a reference to Martin J. Maloney who funded and oversaw the construction of the first Catholic home dedicated to the care of the elderly poor in Scranton, Holy Family Residence was rebuilt in 1976 on the same property and is “home” to close to 75 elderly and 10 Little Sisters.

We offer two levels of care:

22 independent living apartments for low-income seniors
52 single skilled nursing care rooms (Medicaid and Medicare certified)

What is unique about Holy Family Residence?

The Little Sisters live at Holy Family and are privileged to serve the Residents 24-hours a week, seven days a week
We take a spiritual approach to aging which is exemplified by the central location of our chapel in the residence, the presence of a full-time chaplain, daily Mass, rosary, and other devotions as well as regular availability of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.
All Resident bedrooms are single occupancy and have private bathrooms. Some of the rooms also have private showers.
Although each independent apartment has kitchen facilities, Apartment Residents are welcome to enjoy homestyle meals in the Holy Family Residence dining room as often as they wish. They also fully participate in the life of the Residence: Mass, activities, outings, etc.
The Little Sisters assure a constant presence, day and night, with the Residents who are dying and offer support to family members as well.
The Little Sisters of the Poor, following the example of their saintly foundress, Jeanne Jugan, offer the needy elderly a family-like home where they will experience love and respect as they journey toward eternal life.

For more information please contact Holy Family Residence at (570) 343-4065 or scmothersuperior@littlesistersofthepoor.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Holy Family Residence Volunteer Information

God has given each of us a special talent, and we’d love to have you share yours with us!

Volunteer opportunities include:

reading to Residents
arts and Crafts
animating bingo and other games
accompanying/driving Residents to appointments
working in the Gift Shop
musician to rejoice the Residents
writing letters or cards or just visiting
pitching in with yard work
secretarial work
contributing any other specialty skills you may have

For more information, please call Lisa Blaker in Activities at (570) 343-4065 or scactivities@littlesistersofthepoor.org

Holy Family Residence Donation Information

Our Begging Tradition

Sisters at the market
Greeting parishioners at a church collection
Sister Patrick with Faith Foley, benefactor
Be Part of the Miracle--Donate

For over 100 years, the Little Sisters of the Poor have served the elderly of Northeastern Pennsylvania with compassion and love. Sustaining our Home throughout these years has been an on-going miracle.
In this we continue the vision of a 47-year old French woman in the 19th century: St. Jeanne Jugan. Her vision of family extended far beyond the Little Sisters and Residents. She believed that because God is our Father, all men and women are brothers and sisters – members of one family – and thus responsible for one another. She sought to involve people from many walks of life in her mission of hospitality.

To provide for the needs of the aged poor, Jeanne Jugan walked the roads of Brittany, France, seeking alms. Knocking on doors, she asked for money and gifts in kind – food, clothing, wood, wool or whatever was needed for the Residents. She was recognized by the begging basket she carried.

Today’s collecting Little Sisters are known by their “begging van.” They visit markets and businesses seeking food and commodities to offset operating expenses. Maybe you have seen them at church doors, asking for donations. Grants, legacies and fund-raising events, raffles and golf tournaments are among “modern” ways to assist Divine Providence to provide for God’s eldest children.

With operating costs rising and government funds dwindling, it is getting harder and harder to make ends meet. Medicaid and Medicare cover only about 60 percent of our operating expenses. In today’s economy we count on community support more than ever.

Jeanne always thanked her benefactors by praying for them – and she thanked God at the same time. “God has blessed me,” she said, “because I always thanked his Providence… What gratitude we owe our benefactors … What could we do for the elderly without them?”

Like Jeanne Jugan, we recognize that our benefactors are indispensable partners in our mission. And like her, we pray for them everyday!

Like Jeanne Jugan, we recognize that our benefactors are indispensable partners in our mission. And like her, we pray for them everyday!

Ways to donate:

Online donation.
Gifts in Kind: businesses and individuals donate needed items such as food, personal care items, paper goods or office supplies. See Wish List (pdf).
Planned giving: make a lasting gift and receive the benefits of doing so. Contact us to discuss ways to structure your gift.
Stock transfer: information available on request.
Workplace giving: find out if your company has a matching gift program.
Partnerships: businesses and parishes work as groups in entertaining or underwriting costs for the upkeep of the home.
Tribute funds: these gifts can be in memory of a loved one or to honor someone.

If you wish to be a part of this ongoing miracle, please contact Maria Santomauro, by e-mailing her at scdevelopment@littlesistersofthepoor.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Sr. Marie Therese at scdonations@littlesistersofthepoor.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by calling them at (570) 343-4065. We will be happy to help you and further introduce you to our mission and the many ways you can share. We want to thank you warmly for being a part of the miracle. Oh, and feel free to stop by and see what a difference YOUR gift has made!

Donation Options:   

Checks, Money Order, Credit Card, Recurring, Cash, Online, Gifts In Kind, Matching, Assets, Annuities, Vehicle, Bequest Legacy, Fundraising, Memorial, Tribute, Pledges, Grant

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