To be a catalyst for the community to provide help and hope to the homeless, hungry, and hurting people in Northeast PA.

Core Values

Our Team

Board of Directors


John G. Gleason

Executive Director/CEO

Doug Hamilton

Director of Operations

Tommy Hill

Program & Facility Mgr - Scranton

Sue Yurkanin

Executive Assistant

Bill Miller


Kathy Regan

Youth Program Coordinator - WB

Tony Rovinski

Support Staff

Judy Swigart

Support Staff

Joe Sears

Support Staff - WB

Michael Cain

Support Staff

Dan Shission

Supprt Staff - WB

Wayne Morgan

Community Involvement

Mission History

  • 2016

    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.
  • 2010-2016

    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.
  • 2009

    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.
  • 2008

    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.
  • 2006-2008

    Clothing and food distributions began for the homeless and those in need in Scranton.
  • 2006

    The mission began serving meals in Scranton on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.
  • 2005

    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.
  • 2005

    The Scranton Rescue Mission buildings at 8 and 12 West Olive St. in Scranton were purchased.
  • 1995

    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.

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