There is a surplus of content about the Coronavirus, with predictions and advice everywhere you turn. We don’t want add to it by posting yet another unhelpful article telling you the same things about what you should be doing and what’s going on. It can be exhausting and stressful seeing the constant stream of posts about the virus. Hopefully, we all recognize the severity of this global pandemic, and are taking every precaution to slow the spread of the virus.

Things are developing rapidly, and it’s overwhelming for the many of us who need help. In an attempt to help people in our community, we have compiled a list of various resources and links directing you to the kind of help you need.

Employment/ Income:

Click here for updated information on applying for unemployment, Worker’s Compensation, and bankruptcy.

Food Assistance:

Friends of the Poor, Food Bank in Scranton

United Way of Wyoming Valley

Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank, Pittston

Apply here for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Parents and Children:

Read-alongs from children’s authors

Free audiobooks for children and teens

Advice on caring for your child’s emotional well-being during the quarantine

Elderly and Disabled:

Tips on managing stress

Meals delivered to your home

Public transportation for those in Lackawanna county.

Public transportation for those in Luzerne county.

Mental health resources for seniors.

For those of us who are fortunate enough to be able to help, click here to donate gift cards to local restaurants to families in the Scranton area.

As always, we wish you health and safety during this challenging time of isolation and uncertainty. Please try to find balance between being informed and obsessed with the endless news, and focus your energy and trust on reputable sources like governmental agencies and national health organizations.  Our team at Scartelli Olszewski is completely remote at this time, enabling us to be there for you wherever you are. If you need our help, call or message us today.