For Your Information
Slater Family Network announces the addition of two new staff members. Elizabeth Kostura, LPC,CAADC will provide mental health counseling for eligible families without health insurance, no mental health coverage or high deductibles/co-pay. There will be a $10 fee per session. This service is funded by the Two Rivers Health & Wellness Foundation. The sessions will be in the newly remodeled Quiet Room in the Slater Family Network office on the Bangor School District campus. Call the office at 610-599-7019 for details.
Also joining the staff is Fran Hlavacek, BSW as the Service Coordinator at the Episcopal Apartments of the Slate Belt. Fran provides on-site resources, referrals, programs and other assistance to the residents.
SLATER FAMILY NETWORK HAS MOVED! WE ARE 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. 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 NOTE: The Clothes Closet will be open on Thursdays and Fridays BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Back Pack Buddies – food program for all students Kindergarten through Grade 12 who are food insecure on the weekends and during the summer. A back pack with 10-15 pounds of non- perishable food and beverage is sent home with the student on Fridays. This program is offered to ALL students. Students in grades 4-12 are able to take the pack home on the bus every Friday. Students in grades K-3 may not be able to manage the pack as well as their school supplies. For those students, parents are welcome to pick up the packs on Friday in the SFN office or for the Washington Elementary students, in the Washington school's office. For more information and to register please call our office at 610-599-7019.
Scholarships for graduating seniors!!!!! There are two scholarships being offered through Slater Family Network. 912 Scholarship for students with interests in academics as well as outdoor sporting activities such as hunting, fishing and hiking and enthusiasm for the outdoors. Another scholarship is for students who exemplify community service. Hard copies of applications are in the HS Guidance Department or on line on the SFN page on Bangor Slaters website.
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 and adults. The grant from Two Rivers Health & Wellness Foundation provides free, confidential counseling for eligible families. Please call us for details.