Service Access Management, Inc. (SAM) recently opened its Lackawanna County location at the Scranton Enterprise Center, 201 Lackawanna Ave., downtown Scranton. SAM, which began in Berks County as a county-run agency in 1987 and transitioned to a private corporation 10 years later, today provides Supports Coordination Services to thousands of individuals throughout 20 counties across Pennsylvania and six counties in New Jersey. The agency serves about 700 people with intellectual disabilities in Lackawanna and Susquehanna counties alone.
SAM also offers many other human services throughout Pennsylvania. Its rapid growth now reaches into 48 counties across the Commonwealth. Today, SAM employs about 800 people and serves more than 20,000 individuals. SAM will employ supports coordinators, supervisors and office personnel in the Scranton office.
“We are thrilled to add Lackawanna and Susquehanna counties to our ever- expanding service area and want the residents of these counties to know that SAM always has, and always will, put the needs of the individuals and families that we serve first as we work to fulfill our mission and goals,” said Nan Haver, SAM’s President and CEO. “We would like to thank the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce and the Lackawanna-Susquehanna (L-S) Behavioral Health Intellectual Disabilities Early Intervention (BHIDEI) Program for assisting us in locating this ideal office space in downtown Scranton.”
Owned by The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, through its affiliate, the Scranton-Lackawanna Building Company (SLIBCO), the Scranton Enterprise Center is a state-of-the-art business facility in downtown Scranton. Constructed in 2003 and expanded in 2004, the facility houses several anchor tenants as well as a Business Incubator program for start-up and expanding small businesses.
“We are pleased to welcome Service Access Management, Inc. to northeastern Pennsylvania,” said Bob Durkin, president, The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce. “We wish them well as they join an outstanding roster of quality human service agencies and corporations serving the needs of our most vulnerable citizens.”