Sue Yurkanin

Program Manager

Taking Care to the Streets

Keystone Mission is taking our services for the homeless on the road. Introducing our new outreach initiative, Team Agape. Watch our Program Manager, Sue talks about the importance Team Agape is to the communities of Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. 

How does Keystone Mission help the homeless?

The purpose of “relief” is to work and give the homeless the needs to survive. In this phase of their journey to life transformation, our Team Agape builds authentic relationships with homeless guests. Keystone Mission is expanding outside the walls and going directly to the homeless in the Scranton and Wilkes-Barre communities.


Like casting a net and seeing what “fish” we can acquire. A select few of the homeless will stay in the net and seek the journey of life transformation, and then a few will jump out because they are not ready to take that step. 


Our Team Agape uses Case Management which is an evidence-based practice through training by the Genesis Program and Spiritual First-Aid. The Life Coaches follow each guest closely through the beginning of their journey. This may include food and clothing, assistance to get medical treatment through community partners, and acquiring their government IDs. 


In the near future, Keystone Mission will be offering Street Medicine — taking trained medical professionals on the road with Team Agape. The volunteer medical professionals will provide direct care to the homeless guests that Team Agape is assisting. 

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