News and Updates

COVID-19 Response

Due to COVID-19, all of our services are now available remotely, including custody mediation. Our courts are now ordering custody mediations to take place over the phone or videoconference. We will continue to facilitate virtual family crisis meetings, as needed. We recognize this is a very stressful time for our community. We are committed to providing mediation services in the coming weeks and beyond. Our mediators are also available for 1-on-1 conversations with anyone who may need to talk through a difficult situation with a confidential, neutral listener. To contact our office, please call 570-374-1718 or email or

Our executive director Susan Jordan, along with Sue Auman of Union-Snyder Community Action Agency, stopped by WKOK on 2/2 to talk about our new Landlord/Tenant Mediation Program. Sue and Susan spoke to the importance of collaboration to address the hardships faced by many tenants and small landlords. Listen here: 

WKOK Interview on New Landlord/Tenant Program

Welcome to Terrell!

SVM is excited to introduce Terrell Mosley as our Prison Re-entry and Reintegration Coordinator. Terrell is ideally suited to lead the Prison Re-entry program – he was raised in the area and has a deep knowledge of systems and networks of people in the area. Formerly incarcerated himself, Terrell brings compassion, dedication, and a gift for connecting with people to SVM. For more information about the Prison Re-entry and Reintegration program, please email