WVCA Family Resources

During these uncertain and challenging times, WVCA is committed to providing information to our families who may need guidance or extra support navigating the situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please see below a list of resources, this list will be updated as new programs, updates, and information is available:

  • NEPA Together, a website that aims to bring all of the important PA state updates and regional news regarding COVID-19 into one place – Website
  • Fact sheets, resources and press releases from the PA Department of Health – Click Here
  • Updates from PA Governor Tom Wolf – Click Here
  • Great Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce – COVID-19 resources
  • Video on COVID-19 and how to stay safe for children – View Here
  • Family Service Association – COVID-19 information
  • Mental Health Outline – Mental health resources are available. If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, contact the PA crisis text line by texting PA to 741-741
  • Daily life and coping techniques for COVID-19 from CDC – Click Here
  • For help regarding housing/shelter, food, disaster services, clothing/household items, transportation and more: dial 2-1-1 or 1-570-829-1341. Visit the 2-1-1 hotline website at http://nepa211.org/
  • How to talk to children about COVID-19 – Click here for article
  • Bagged Lunches – Luzerne County Bagged Lunch Locations
  • Food Pantry Information – Call 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898211
  • Restaurants offering takeout and/or delivery – Website or Facebook
  • The food program at the Church of Christ Uniting, 776 W Market St Kingston (across from Wyoming Seminary) on Tuesday and Friday 9-11:00 – visit their website for more info.
  • Keystone Mission’s Emergency Food Assistance Program – Website
  • The Canning House is offering a Butcher Box as an alternative to grocery store shopping for meats and produce. They expanded this offering to an entire Provisions Store with dairy, fruits, vegetables and more offerings – all with contactless curbside pickup and free local delivery.
  • 35 Creative At-Home Acititives for Families – Click Here

Have WVCA related questions? Please contact us at 570-714-1246 or at info@wvcakids.org.