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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 
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

5 days ago



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.


 

 

August 2019

 

 

Programs 2018-2019

7 months ago

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 

5 days ago

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

BASD LIASON:  Braden Hendershot


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

Bridget Pruett, Executive Director

Fran Hlavacek, BSW - Service Coordinator, EASB

Elizabeth Kostura, LPC, CAADC -Therapist

Patti Miller, Caseworker

Gail Rubel, Caseworker

Clarajean Krampert, Food Access Manager


 

Local Food Banks/Pantries

5 months ago

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

about 1 month ago


 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.

  

 

School Supplies
Please call our office at 610-599-7019 for an appointment for the week of August 12, 2019.
Women to Women -Ladies Brunch
"Creating a confidential and safe environment to discuss women's issues"

Where: Slater Family Network

When: Begins Thursday, Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. - 12 noon for 6 weeks.

Facilitator: Elizabeth Kostura LPC,CAADC, Therapist

Please call the SFN office to register at 610-599-7019. A $5. co-pay is suggested.

Come and share with other women ages 18 and up for brunch, exchange of ideas and a few laughs!

Some topics will be mental health, coping skills, anger management and emotional regulation.