To be a catalyst for the community to provide help and hope to the homeless, hungry, and hurting people in Northeast PA.
The Keystone Mission is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit dedicated to making a positive impact in the NEPA community. We strive to assist those in need of basic necessities and spiritual guidance.
We operate off a small staff and a large network of volunteers and donors. The Mission is continually growing and looking for more ways to help the community. Are you interested in getting involved? We would love to hear from you.
A group of Individuals from the Nanticoke area had a desire to start a rescue mission and the Wyoming Valley Rescue Mission was established as a non-profit.
The Scranton Rescue Mission buildings at 8 and 12 West Olive St. in Scranton were purchased.
The Association of Gospel Rescue Missions combined efforts with missions in York, PA, Lancaster, PA, and Washington, DC to provide the money and leadership needed for the Wyoming Valley Rescue Ministries to begin. Feeding the homeless officially started in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Area.
The mission began serving meals in Scranton on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.
Clothing and food distributions began for the homeless and those in need in Scranton.
Special funds were given to purchase the Wilkes-Barre location to help those affected by addiction, which began the Life Change Program. It was known as the Wyoming Valley Rescue Mission.
Both the Scranton Rescue Mission and the Wyoming Valley Rescue Mission came under one name as the Keystone Rescue Mission Alliance, Inc. in order to create consistency and serve the region.
Scranton and Wilkes-Barre locations offer food and clothing distribution to the public on a weekly basis. Hot dinners are also served 4 nights a week in both cities accounting for thousands of free meals served every year and tens of thousands of pounds of clothing and food given away to those in need. Hundred and hundreds of volunteers make this possible.
We shortened our name to the Keystone Mission to communicate our purpose better. Our primary goal is to be a catalyst for the community to provide help and hope to the homeless, hungry, and hurting people in Northeast PA. The need is great and we are looking to serve a greater number of people and building hope in our community.