Keystone Mission

Building a Community of HOPE

aka Keystone Mission   |   Scranton, PA   |  www.keystonemission.org

Mission

To be the Catalyst for the Community, to provide help and hope to the homeless, hungry, and hurting people in Northeast PA.

Ruling year info

2006

CEO & Executive Director

Mr. Justin Behrens

Main address

PO Box 470

Scranton, PA 18501 USA

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Formerly known as

Wyoming Valley Rescue Mission

Scranton Rescue Mission

Keystone Mission

EIN

34-2042921

NTEE code info

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Christian (X20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Keystone Mission has recognized that there is a need for a homeless shelter in the Northeastern Pennsylvania area. The Mission is looking to build a Transformation Center (shelter and program center) to assist the homeless, hungry, and hurting. Lastly, we are looking to expand our distribution to reach more people in the area.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Mobile Outreach

Staff and volunteers hit the street Friday through Monday providing a meal and clothing to men and women experiencing homelessness.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Veterans
Homeless people
Extremely poor people
People with diseases and illnesses

Keystone Mission in partnership with the cities of Scranton and Wilkes-Barre provides overnight shelter for men and women experiencing homelessness during the months of November–March. Guests will come into one of the two locations, check-in with staff or volunteers, be assigned a cot, have access to water and food, and have a warm night of sleep.

Code Blue is a county alert. When the temperature reaches 20 degrees or colder, or, a foot or more of snow is expected in the weather. The Scranton and Wilkes-Barre emergency shelters will open for guests.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Extremely poor people
Veterans
People with diseases and illnesses
Homeless people
Extremely poor people
Veterans
People with diseases and illnesses
Adults

The Keystone Mission Day Center is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am –3:00 pm in Scranton. Men and women experiencing homelessness will be able to come in receive breakfast and lunch, case management and resources with a Life Coach or volunteer, access to do laundry, and make connections to community resources for life transformation.

Population(s) Served

Keystone Mission is opening in Spring 2022 a 15-bed Transformation Center for men in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Men enrolled in the center will be in a structured 5-pillar program: Heart and Mind, Job Readiness Training, Spiritual Training, Life-Skill Training, and Self-Care. The purpose of the center is to train men and help them to become self-sufficient in a healthy community. The center has community partners that are providing the services and training for the men.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Veterans
People with diseases and illnesses
Extremely poor people
Homeless people
Veterans
People with diseases and illnesses
Extremely poor people
Adults
Homeless people
Veterans
People with diseases and illnesses
Extremely poor people
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The main goal of the organization is to provide stable housing for those that are homeless and allow them to better their lives and give back to others.

This would be done on a seven step process. This starts with saving the individual. This would be the outreach part of the pursing life change program. The second and third part of the steps are sober and stable which happens in the shelter area of the program. Fourth and fifth steps, skilled and secure happens in the transformation living part of the program. And finally is the settled and serving which is the apartment and living on their own with life coaches.

Presently we are working to build our outreach part of the program which is mobile units to monitor health, mental, economic and spiritual part of their lives and bring them in to transformation. We are also looking for a building for the next step of shelter and transitional living.

1. Started Mobile outreach
2. Developed a distribution program that will monitor change in guests lives
3. Mission Tracker to monitor
4. Run an emergency shelter to do research study, qualitative to see the needs that are not being met.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Keystone Mission

Board of directors
as of 1/20/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mrs. Mary Wood

King's College


Board co-chair

Mr. Carl GRAZIANO

Lackawanna College

Robert Thomas

East Stroudsburg University

Al Thomas

Mary Kay Newsomr

FNB Bank

Rosanna Reyes

Luzerne County Community College

Michael Goeffer

Law Office of Michael Goffer

Theresa Curto

Community Bank, N.A.

Dennis D'Augsotine

Steamtown Church

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/20/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/12/2020

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.