Community Projects

System of Care Spruces Up Basketball Courts & More at Park Street Complex Park

The System of Care volunteers pose with United Way officials at the refurbished basketball courts.Wayne County System of Care fixed up the basketball court at the county’s Park Street Complex in Honesdale, with the help of a grant from the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties.

SOC Coordinator Dave Hartung said the group, which is focused on improving the child-serving systems in Wayne County, painted the basketball courts, installed new nets, with plans for new signage and a bench and table as well as updating the trash receptacles.

The work represents the first phase in a long-term project to renovate and increase the accessibility of the park for people of all ages and abilities. Eventually, Hartung said SOC partners hope to install all-abilities playground equipment in the park, renovate the Bocce Ball Court and are even working on art for the pedestrian tunnel that leads to Park Street. 

He said they have established a pass through fund at the Wayne County Community Foundation to facilitate donations to the project and have applied for a grant through the foundation.

In the Wayne County System of Care, youth, family and system leaders work together as equal and trusted partners to create sustainable change to empower those involved in youth-serving systems to be responsible and accountable for positive outcomes.

For more information on SOC or the project, call Dave Hartung at 570-493-0915.

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Wayne County System of Care and the Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative donated a series of title on surviving trauma as part of a Trauma Library at the Wayne County Public Library. Seated from left are Reference Librarians Nancy Pepperman, Heather Ritter and Library Director Tracy Schwarz. Standing are Carol Kneier, representing NSPI and Wayne Memorial Hospital; Dave Hartung; and Mike and Faith Phillips. Not pictured are Wayne/Pike NPSI representative Cindy Batzel and Co-Presidents John Nebzydoski and Gabrielle Gardner.

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