Jewish Family Service of NEPA - Scranton
Adult Guardianship of Person Jewish Family Services NEPA
Jewish Family Service provides comprehensive Guardianship of Person Services to those individuals who have been determined by the court to be incapacitated and no longer able to make their own life decisions.
Jewish Family Service’s duties as Guardian of Person include making daily decisions about the individual’s personal affairs, maximizing his/her right to self determination, and enables:
Assertion of the rights and interests of the individual
Respect for the wishes and preferences of the individual to the greatest extent possible.
The guardian makes an extensive assessment and encourages the participation of the individual, where applicable, in the development of a plan of supportive services to meet the person’s needs and:

Encourages the individual to participate to maximum extent of his/her abilities in all decisions, to act on his/her behalf when he/she is able to do so and to develop or regain his/her capacity to manage his/her personal affairs to the maximum extent feasible
Provides required documentation to the court in a timely fashion
In-person contact with the individual occurs once a month and more frequently as needed
Guardianship services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
615 Jefferson Avenue
Suite 204
Scranton, PA 18510
Hours: Weekdays, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (570) 344-1186 Main
  • (570) 344-7641 Fax
  • (570) 344-1186 Main
  • (570) 344-7641 Fax
Email Address:
Intake Procedure: Referrals may be made by individuals within the community, hospitals, long-term living facilities, physicians, attorneys, the court and social service agencies. please contact our office to discuss the appropriate services available, or email
Fee Amounts: fee for service program. All guardianship fees are reported to and approved by the court.
Geographical Area: Lackawanna
Service Contact: Sheila Nudelman Abdo, Executive Director, 570-344-1186,
  • Guardianship Assistance
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Jewish Family Service of NEPA - Scranton
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