The Scranton Lackawanna Human Development Agency (SLHDA) has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic in our service areas.  Staff at SLHDA have been in constant contact with County government officials and the Office of Head Start to ensure our programs and services will continue to meet our families most basic needs during this crisis.  Only essential staff will be available during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Should you need essential services, please use our website for immediate assistance and leave messages via phone for the following departments.  SLHDA is retrieving messages remotely and this may result in a delayed response.


  • All Early Learning Programs are temporarily closed until at least April 8, 2020. Any updates or changes will be posted and communicated to families through Remind.

  • TEFAP distributions are being coordinated with area food banks and will continue to serve the need of providing food during these difficult times.

  • IDEMIA fingerprinting and Work Ready will be temporarily closed until April 3, 2020.  We will post more information as it becomes available.

  • Weatherization Services will be reduced to providing Crisis Services and emergency situations until April 3, 2020. All Customer Assistance Programs and applications will continue through electronic and phone communication only.  No in-person intakes will be conducted during this time.


SLHDA staff are available to provide resources and support to assist our families and clients through this pandemic.


If you have an emergency or need to speak with someone during regular business hours, you can do so via our agency’s website by accessing the “Contact Us” section or messaging us via our Facebook Pages.


Please check out the following sites for more information

Responding to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania

department of health


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