Slater Family Network 610-599-7019

  • Our mission is to provide resources, referrals, and programs to empower families in need in the Bangor Area School District.

    The Slater Family Network Foundation is a non-profit family center. Our service is free and confidential for all residents of the Bangor Area School District. We provide resources, referrals, and programs. SFN is grant, community, private and school district funded.

    • Resources for: food - on site Emergency Food pantry
    • Clothing—on site Clothes Closet for children's and teen's clothing
    • Assistance with housing
    • Assistance with employment
    • Assistance with health insurance
    • Free limited dental care for adults
    • Free Mental Health Counseling for adults and children in-house at SFN office
    • Free limited Vision Care for adults
    • School Supplies
    • Holiday Meals and Gifts and much more

Board of Directors

  • 2019-2020

    Peggy Reimer -    Interim President

    Pastor Michael Scholtes -   Vice President

    Cheryl Melnick -     Treasurer

    Rosemary Kocher-   Financial Secretary

    Nancy Bray

    Matt Goodrich

    Erin Hetu

    Todd Nemura

    Laurie Eddy

                                                                    Scott Miller is on Personal Voluntary Leave


    Karen Barr

    Nathan Strouse

    Phyllis Sutton

    Staff 2019-2020

    Patricia Damour, Executive Director
    Fran Hlavacek, BSW - Service Coordinator, EASB
    Elizabeth Kostura, LPC, CAADC -Therapist
    Gail Rubel, Caseworker
    Clarajean Krampert, Food Access Manager


  • Back Pack Buddies - Food program for all students K -12.  Students receive a weekly pack of non-perishable food and juice boxes. Call our office at 610-599-7019 if interested.

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  • Children - 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.

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  • 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.

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  • JOBS - Check the Career Link website  for information on upcoming job fairs at

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    Park in the lot and walk up the gravel driveway to the two trailers.  Our office is in the trailer on the left. You may park in the spaces marked "Reserved." If you have ambulatory issues, please drive up near the trailers.

    We are only accepting children's and teens clothing due to limited space

    Please do not leave donated items on the porch if the office is closed. The Porch is not covered and items get ruined in the rain. 

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  • Resources and Referrals - 

    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 age 5 and up and adults. The grant from Two Rivers Health & Wellness Foundation provides free, confidential counseling for eligible families. Please call us for details. Clients are seen in the Slater Family Network office by a licensed mental health counselor.

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  • Space Limitations - 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.

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Contact Us

  • Call our office at 610-599-7019. The office is located behind the Bangor High School adjacent to the Paine Theater. Walk up the gravel path to the trailers. The office is in the trailer on the left.

    Our hours are Monday-Friday from 8am-2pm. Please call for an appointment.