A Note from the CEO

Dear Friends,

Keystone Mission leadership and staff continue to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak day-by-day and seeks guidance from the federal, state, and local authorities. The Board of Directors and CEO place their priority on the safety of its staff, guests, volunteers, and donors during the national crisis. The Mission’s leadership has made the executive decision to cut back staffing, per the government recommended guidelines, for the foreseeable future. Keystone Mission has outlined frequently asked questions regarding operations in the coming days. The Mission is committed to keep our doors open and be a Beacon of Hope.

Take heart the words of 2 Timothy 1:7 “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline.” These times are tough, and the unknown causes us to have fear. With God, our lives are secure, and our needs are met continuously because He genuinely cares about us. Keystone Mission staff takes that seriously and are constantly reminded that everyone who steps into our door has a need, may experience fear and uncertainty, but know you will be loved and accepted by our staff. 

The Emergency Food Assistance program will continue Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays, 1:00–4:00 p.m. Stop by one of our locations in Scranton or Wilkes-Barre to get your bag of food. Keystone Mission is here to help in whatever way we can. Don’t be fearful, have faith in God. 

Thank you and God Bless,

Justin V. Behrens

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Keystone Mission is committed to have the Emergency Food Assistance available, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 1:00–4:00 pm

You may come ONCE A WEEK to pick up an Emergency Food bag at the Scranton or Wilkes-Barre facility. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 1:00–4:00 pm.

No. For the forseeable future, the Life Transformation programs at Keystone Mission will be put on hold. The safety of our staff, guests, volunteers, and agency workers are a priority to use during this time. Thank you for your understanding and prayers.

Questions? Please contact Justin Behrens, CEO of Keystone Mission at director@keystonemission.org.

For the foreseeable future, Keystone Mission will not hold clothing distribution at both the Scranton and Wilkes-Barre facility. However, clothing will be made available to those in need upon requestion. You may contact the Distribution Manager, Brenda, to arrange a time to request and pickup clothing. Please call (570) 871–4795 ext. 409 or e-mail distributions@keystonemission.org.

Yes. Keystone Mission will continue it’s Message and a Meal program, Friday through Monday. However, the Mission will not have guests in the building, to go containers will be provided.

Yes. Keystone Mission is committed to keep its doors open and be a Beacon of Hope to the Northeast Community. The Mission will still supply meals Friday through Monday (Message and a Meal) and provide the Emergency Food Assistance bags throughout the week.

Yes. Keystone Mission will continue to accept food donations but not clothing. The Mission will place a temporary pause on all clothing donations for the forseeable future. Donation dropoff times at both facilities will be 10:00 a.m–3:00 p.m. If you have any questions regarding food or clothing donations, please contact our Distribution Manager, Brenda at distributions@keystonemission.org and (570) 871–4795 ext. 409.