Those struggling with substance use disorder, mental health issues or homelessness can connect with people who can help on June 27.

That is when the County Cares Commission and Luzerne County Community College will host a Resource Day in Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre, to bring people in need together with those who can provide help.

Representatives of numerous social service agencies will be on hand to offer on-the-spot support, said Matthew Vough, chairman of the commission as well as a county councilman.

“We are inviting agencies that assist with education, employment, counseling, housing and other support services to set up resource tables at the park,” Vough wrote in a Facebook post.

Those who are struggling will receive free food and clothing at the resource day.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 27 at Pavilion 2 in the park, which can be accessed from Market Street.

The commission — created by county council last year at Vough’s urging — had planned to hold the resource day at the community college in Nanticoke in January. The event was postponed and moved outdoors by the coronavirus pandemic.

Agencies or individuals who wish to participate in or help with the resource day may contact Vough via email at

A food and clothing drive is also underway in connection with the resource day.

Donations of food or clothing may be dropped off before June 20 at Keystone Mission, 290 Parkview Circle, Wilkes-Barre.