Taking on a holistic approach to providing community services, Roots Living Ministry has launched the Roots Community Support Initiative (RootsCSI), intended to compliment the services provided by the Roots Food Pantry.

We have created relationships with local social service organizations to exchange services and help the public access these resources, similarly to the network built to sustain the food pantry. Social service navigation works to help individuals find resources that are not always easily accessible and connect them to providers. This streamlines the process of receiving assistance, and removes the burden of navigating complex systems in times of need.

Our services are free, and offered in English or Spanish! While we do not directly service children (under 18), we do assist parents/gaurdians in obtaining social services for their children.  

Spanish/English bilingual social service navigation includes, but is not limited to:

  • welfare assistance
  • emergency assistance
  • employment/education
  • immigration
  • physical health
  • mental health services
  • rehabilitation/detox

    Fill out our intake form to get the process started! RootsCSI requests demographic information strictly for record keeping purposes. All information shared is confidential and will not be shared without your permission. This form is also available in Spanish.


    Mental health is one of our nation’s greatest concerns. With diagnosis, hospitilazations, and overdoses at high rates, it’s important we work to address these needs. RootsCSI has parnted with NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) NEPA to offer free mental health support group, classes, and presentations. Below is more information about the support groups offered by NAMI and RootsCSI. Check our calendar for upcoming classes in Monroe County, and visit for more information about NAMI. 

    Mental health needs are also addressed through advocacy. RootsCSI has mental health advocates for individuals and parents/gaurdians of children with mental health conditions in court, with providers, and schools. Advocacy for individuals are dealt case-by-case and requires an intake. 

    Another facet of advocacy is presentations. With NAMI NEPA, several mental heath presentations are offered. RootsCSI also offers a substance use disorder presentation. All presentations can be done in English and Spanish, and for a variety of groups (faith-based, professional, schools, community groups, etc.)


    Peer support groups allow individuals to share their experiences and gain wisdom in a safe environment with other individuals who may share similar experiences. A safe environment within support groups is collaborative between group members and leaders on the principles of mutual respect and confidentiality. All support groups are lead by trained facilitators with lived experience.

    Some of the support groups offered:

    Fortaleciendo Mujeres (Strengthening Women) is a faith-based mental health support group for women seeking support and camaraderie in Spanish.

    Everyone Recovers is a support group for those who have experienced chaos, caused by substance use disorder and mental health challenges. Substance use disorder is a family disease that negatively affects all. Family is defined as a social group of people, related by birth, marriage, adoption and/or friendship, that contributes to the well-being of each person’s life. We welcome individuals and whole families who wish to gain perspective and heal together. Teenagers must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Everyone Recovers is also available in Spanish, Todos Nos Recuperamos.

    NAMI Connection Recovery is a support group for adults with mental health conditions, regardless of diagnosis. Also available in Spanish, NAMI Conexión.

    NAMI Family is a support group for (adult) family members of individuals with mental health conditions.  Also available in Spanish, NAMI Para Familiares.

    For more information, or to receive any of these services, contact Roots Living Ministry.

    Group/Grupo Schedule/Horario How to Join/Como Unirse
    NAMI Family Sundays at 3 p.m.
    Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church
    915 N 5th St, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
    NAMI Connection Recovery Sundays at 3 p.m.
    Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church
    915 N 5th St, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
    NAMI Para Familiares Primer y tercer lunes del mes a las 7 de la noche
    NAMI Conexción Segundo y cuarto lunes del mes a las 7 de la noche
    Fortaleciendo Mujers Jueves alternos a las 7 de la noche Para registrarse, llama o envíe un mensaje de texto al 570-731-3060 para obtener el enlace de Google Meet.
    Everyone Recovers Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
    6515 US-209, Unit 5, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
    Todos Nos Recuperamos Miercoles a las 7:30 de la noche
    6515 US-209, Unit 5, Stroudsburg, PA 18360


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