Foster care, Adoption Services and residential rehabilitation

The Institute for Human Resources and Services, Inc.

The Institute is licensed according to the standards set by the Office of Children & Youth and Office of Developmental Programs of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.

We are a private, non-profit tax-exempt corporation organized in 1975 under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Our charter promotes the psychological, social, and educational well-being of the children and adults the agency serves.

Our goal is to assist each individual to live in the least restrictive environment and develop his or her potential to the fullest on the basis of need, without discrimination as to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, gender, marital status, handicap, or age.

It is our policy to ensure that all persons are treated equally and no adverse distinctions be made as to services, compensation, training, or opportunities for advancement.


Thank you for visiting our website! Here you can find information on the Institute’s individualized residential programs at our 23 Community Living Arrangement’s and one Community Residential Rehabilitation home located throughout Luzerne County, as well as how to become a foster parent or learn about adoption services the Institute provides.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions, concerns, or additional information.

We look forward to serving you!

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