Keystone Mission is known as the “broker” among community agencies for the men and women who are experiencing homelessness in NEPA. Our Scranton Innovation Center for Homelessness & Poverty connects our guests to resources like case management, counseling, health care, and job and vocational support. Each connection equips our guests with life-transformative help to restore their confidence and self-esteem and in turn increase their chances for independent, sustainable living.
Keystone Mission is proud to partner with The Wright Center to help our guests work through grief, self-esteem, and trauma through activities like art therapy. Allison, the Director of Health Humanities at The Wright Center, is known to be hauling a cart of art supplies into Keystone’s Innovation Center.
Allison enjoys building a safe space for guests to creatively express their emotions and helping those who have a history of trauma or substance abuse. Bringing in the arts, creativity, and mindfulness is scientifically beneficial for the human brain. Often, staff are also seen participating in art therapy!
“To see people let their guard down and express themselves is a beautiful thing,” says Allison.