Construction On Schedule for $1.6 M Autism Center at Maple Street, Scranton
Since the project began in mid-March, the contrac- tors have filled-in the former Maple Street warehouse with metal room par- titions and broken through the roof for the elevator-shaft leading to the new Northeast Regional Autism Center, rear of the building. Upper right, workers pour concrete at entrance. Completion is scheduled for Fall 09.
Pottstown Benefits from Ursinus College Gift
Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA, chose the Pottstown Foster Care and Adoption Programs to receive the proceeds of student and faculty Air Band Competition March 27. Stacy Dori, Re- gional Director, left, and Brenda Michael, Adoption Program Manager, far left, attended the event and were presented with a “check” for $2,850. Advisor Dana Pienta praised Friend- ship House to the audience for its continued efforts in helping children and families. The generous donation will assist the Pottstown location with the new Trauma and Loss Services.
Easter Baskets for Foster Children
Staff in the Maple Street Foster Care pro- gram made chocolate lollipops, bunnies and other treats and filled baskets for 17 children in their programs. Displaying the goodies are, from left, Laura Holder, Case aide-secretary, Lindsay Klee, foster care case manager, Trish Parratt, foster care and adoption program manager, Rebecca Staab, foster care case manager, and Joan Peter- son, adoption specialist. Also assisting was
The Fourth Annual Spring Break
The Committee of staff, parents and volunteers for the Fourth Annual Spring Break for Autism gathered dur- ing the very successful event at the Scranton Cultural
Center which raised $31,000. Front row, from left,
Melissa Cottone, Sue Keating, Patrick Walsh, Suzanne Zukoski, Patricia Duguay, and Maura
Mark. Second row, Christie Stephanie Shandra, Peter Cosgrove,and David Phillips. Third row, Margo Cogrove, Lisa Dorunda, Joseph Cot- tone, and Robert H. Angeloni. Last row, Denise Jensen, Deb- bie Dudley, Al Dorun- da, and Brian Walsh.