Saint Joseph's Center

Mission Statement

Saint Joseph's Center is an independent Catholic agency sponsored by the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, rooted in the values of care, concern, compassion and commitment. The Center strives to provide individuals and families who have special needs the opportunity to develop their abilities and potential to the fullest extent possible. We do this through residential, community and home-based services, outpatient therapy, maternity, family and adoption services.

About Saint Joseph's Center

Saint Joseph's Center provides residential Intermediate Care Facilities for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Community Living Arrangements, community-based residential homes for individuals with intellectual disabilities, and Adult Day Programs for individuals who have graduated from Special Education Classes. Community Support Services provide Supported Living, Home and Community Habilitation Services, Companion Service, and Respite Services to individuals with intellectual disabilities. Early Intervention focuses on special needs instruction and therapy. Therapy Services meet the needs of both residential clients and outpatients. Additionally, the Center provides housing for expectant mothers experiencing homelessness, transitional housing for mothers and their infants and a Baby and Children's Pantry. In June of 2014, Saint Joseph's opened Trinity Child Care Program, the first of its kind in Lackawanna County, a Pediatric Extended Care Center for children whose complex medical needs require daily skilled nursing care.

Saint Joseph's Center Intermediate Care Facilities serve 99 residents, Adult Day Programs serve 135 clients, Community Support Services serve 115 clients, Early Intervention Program serves 138 young children who require specialized developmental supports and 12 Community Living Arrangements provide homes to 46 residents. In 2017, the Baby and Children's Pantry had 3,735 visits, Therapy Services including physical, occupational, speech/language, music and recreation, rendered services to 500 clients. The Mother Infant Home hosted 12 mothers and 13 babies and Walsh Manor served 15 pregnant homeless women. Trinity Child Care Center, a medical day care center, accommodated 25 medically fragile children.

Contact Information

Jo Ann Verduce Phone: 570-963-1260 javerduce@stjosephscenter.org