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The Slater Family Network Foundation is a non-profit family center. Our service is free and confidential for all residents of the Bangor Area School District. We provide resources, referrals, and programs. SFN is grant, community, private and school district funded.   

Resources for: food - on site Emergency Food pantry 
Clothing—on site Clothes Closet for children's and teen's clothing
Assistance with housing 
Assistance with employment 
Assistance with health insurance 
Free limited dental care for adults  
Free Mental Health Counseling for adults and children in-house at SFN office
Free limited Vision Care for adults 
School Supplies 
Holiday Meals and Gifts and much more…………   
 
Call our office at 610-599-7019. The office is located behind the Bangor High School adjacent to the Paine Theater.  Walk up the gravel path to the trailers.  The office is in the trailer on the left.
  
Our hours are Monday-Friday from 8am-2pm. Please call for an appointment.

For Your Information

10 days ago

Holiday Giving Applications are available in the Holiday Giving Block on this page.  You will need to copy and paste the form.  Please follow the directions and return to the SFN office on time.

Applications are also available at the SFN Office in the brown, top mailbox next to the office door.


Just a reminder!  WE ARE NOW LOCATED BEHIND THE BANGOR HIGH SCHOOL ADJACENT TO THE PAINE THEATER. Park in the lot and walk up the gravel driveway to the two trailers.  Our office is in the trailer on the left. You may park in the spaces marked "Reserved." If you have ambulatory issues, please drive up near the trailers.

WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTING CHILDREN'S AND TEEN'S CLOTHING ONLY, DUE TO LIMITED SPACE.

PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE DONATED ITEMS ON THE PORCH IF THE OFFICE IS CLOSED.  THE PORCH IS NOT COVERED AND ITEMS GET RUINED IN THE RAIN.

Back Pack Buddies – food program for all students K -12.  Students receive a weekly pack of non-perishable food and juice boxes. Call our office at 610-599-7019 if interested.

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JOBS AND JOB RELATED WORKSHOPS- check the Career Link website  for information on upcoming job fairs at www.careerlinklehighvalley.org

 Slater Family Network Emergency Food Pantry – for Slate Belt area residents (BASD and Pen Argyl School District). The pantry operates in conjunction with the Second Harvest Food Bank. Families in need of food on an emergent basis may access the pantry. This is NOT a regular use food bank. Please call our office if you are in need of emergency food.


PLEASE NOTE:  because of space limitations, we will be phasing out our adult clothes in the SFN Clothes Closet.  If you would like to make an appointment to get some clothing please do so.

 

 PLEASE NOTE: IN ORDER TO PROTECT THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF OUR CLIENTS PLEASE CALL AHEAD FOR AN APPOINTMENT FOR FOOD, CLOTHING AND OTHER NEEDS. 

 We welcome children to accompany parents when visiting SFN but parents are SOLELY RESPONSIBLE to watch their children, keep them out of harm's way and be respectful to the SFN staff and offices.

Slater Family Network has resources, referrals and the ability to assist families and individuals with health insurance and Northampton County assistance programs. Please call our office for details. 

 Slater Family Network has resources, referrals and the ability to assist families and individuals with services for older adults.  Please call our office for details.

 SFN has a Mental Health Counseling grant for qualifying children age 5 and up and adults. The grant from Two Rivers Health & Wellness Foundation provides free, confidential counseling for eligible families. Please call us for details. Clients are seen in the Slater Family Network office by a licensed mental health counselor.


 

 

October 2019

 

 

Programs 2018-2019

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Back Pack Buddies - program for food insecure families to assist with food on weekends and in the summer.  Please call our office for details and to register.

 Emergency Food Pantry - for Slate Belt Residents.  This program is operated in conjunction with the Second Harvest Food Bank.  Please call for details and hours of operation.

Two Rivers Mental Health Grant – available for qualifying adults/children to provide free mental health counseling.  Call our office for details.

  Clothes Closet - gently used clothing for children and teens.  Call the office for an appointment.

For health services such as St. Luke's Dental Van, Vision Van or Medical Van please contact the Community School Director, Deborah Bowman at the DeFranco Elementary School- 610-599-7013 ext. 3704

About SFN 

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Slater Family Network is a 501C3 non profit family center serving the residents of the seven municipalities comprising the Bangor Area School District.  SFN was established in August 2000.  Our offices are located behind the Bangor High School, adjacent to the Paine Theater and open Monday-Friday from 8am - 2pm. Summer hours vary, please call, 610-599-7019.

 

Slater Family Network is governed by its own board of directors:

2019-2020

President: Nathan Strouse

Vice President:  Peggy Reimer

Treasurer:  Cheryl A. Melnick

Financial Secretary:  Rosemary Kocher

Secretary:  Scott E. Miller

Karen Barr

Erin Hetu

Sandra Hilliard

Todd Nemura

Phyllis Sutton

 

Our mission is to provide resources, referrals, and programs to empower families in need in the Bangor Area School District.

 

Staff 2019-2020

Patricia Damour, Executive Director

Fran Hlavacek, BSW - Service Coordinator, EASB

Elizabeth Kostura, LPC, CAADC -Therapist

Gail Rubel, Caseworker

Clarajean Krampert, Food Access Manager


 

Local Food Banks/Pantries

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LOCAL FOOD BANKS

 

PUMP Portland Upper Mt. Bethel Food Pantry is now located in the Portland Hook & Ladder Co. at 111 State St. in Portland. The phone number is the same, 570-897-5877 Mondays 10:00am-11:30pm & 6:00pm-7:30pm

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Salvation Army Food Bank 301 West Main St Pen Argyl 610-863-6677

Tuesday 10am-12n

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St. Elizabeth’s/St. Joseph’s Food Bank 260 No Lehigh Ave Wind Gap

 2nd and 4th Saturdays each month 9am-10am

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Mission of Love Food Bank 555 No Main St Bangor

2nd and 4th Tuesday 10am-2pm

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Bender's Church Food Bank 975 Bender's Church Rd. Pen Argyl

3rd Saturday 9am-11am

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EMERGENCY FOOD ONLY Slater Family Network Emergency Pantry 187 Five Pts Richmond Rd Bangor adjacent to the Paine Theater and the Agricultural Greenhouse -610-599-7019.  The pantry is open to Pen Argyl and Bangor School District residents.  Please bring picture ID.

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Please bring proof of residency and photo ID

 

DONATIONS NEEDED

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 SLATER FAMILY NETWORK WILL BE ACCEPTING ONLY CHILDREN'S AND TEEN'S CLOTHING DUE TO LIMITED SPACE.

 PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE DONATIONS IF OUR OFFICE IS CLOSED.  THE PORCH IS NOT COVERED AND ITEMS HAVE BEEN RUINED DUE TO RAIN.

We are no longer accepting shoes.

  

 

Upcoming Fund Raisers
Silent Auction -March 2020, date TBA

Family Run/Walk in partnership with St. Luke's - April 2020, date TBA

Rock Solid Ride -motorcycle rally in partnership with a Veterans Motorcycle Club on May 16, 2020
Holiday Giving Application 2019
Slater Family Network
Holiday Giving Application
2019
Children Age 2 - 12 Eligible


Parent Name: ___________________________________________________________

Address: _________________________________________________________

Town:_____________________________________

Phone: (home)________________(cell)___________________email____________________


Have you or any other family member signed up with any other agency for holiday assistance? Yes No


List ALL ADULTS in the household:


NAME
AGE
M / F EMPLOYED
Yes or No
If yes, where?






Continue on back if necessary.

If the adults living in the household have received income from any of the following: Employment, Unemployment, Cash Assistance, Workers Compensation, Disability, Social Security, Child Support or Kinship, and/or Death Benefits. The appropriate proof of income MUST be attached or you will be denied.

Gross Yearly Household Income $____________ (stating “No Income” is not acceptable)


List children living in the home age 2 - 12 ONLY (continue on back if necessary)

Please be specific on the sizing for your children.
For example: Toddlers/Girls/Juniors/Women’s; Boys/Men’s. Please include information for sizing of waist and length for pants, if required.


CHILD’S
FULL NAME
Date of Birth PANT SIZE
SHIRT SIZE
Please Be Specific WISH LIST
Please be specific and limit
to 4 items per child













**PLEASE NOTE: Benefactors provide gifts for families. Some benefactors are not able to provide items from the wish list.

Slater Family Network is not able to provide any “high priced” electronics or “high priced” other items. Please do not include on list.

The focus for Santa Help will be children age 2 - 12 ONLY.

The Holiday Giving Program is an agreement between my family and Slater Family Network. I agree to allow Slater Family Network to share information with agencies and benefactors to assist my family for the Holiday Giving Program. I agree that no member of my family nor I will participate for holiday help with any other agency. This is a confidential program, and I must maintain my family's privacy and confidentiality.

If it is determined that I am registered with any other agency for Christmas help, this Agreement will be terminated immediately. I also agree to pick up my items or arrange with a friend or family for pick up.



Signature: ___________________________________________

Date: ___________________________________________


Additional Information


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APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETELY FILLED OUT AND PAY STUBS/INCOME STUBS/PRINT OUTS ATTACHED OR YOU WILL BE DENIED.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MONDAY, OCTOBER 28 AT 2:00PM. BECAUSE OF FUNDING LIMITATIONS, ABSOLUTELY NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE DEADLINE.

Approved _____________ Denied _____________


You will be notified by November 12, 2019. Please call Mrs. Damour at 610-599-7019 with any questions.