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The Margaret Briggs Foundation Meeting Needs in the Innovation Center for Homeless & Poverty

The Margaret Briggs Foundation Meeting Needs in the Innovation Center for Homeless & Poverty

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Justin Behrens, MSW, LSW
CEO & Executive Director
Director@KeystoneMission.org
(570) 871–4795 ext. 402 

January 5th , 2023 

PRESS RELEASE — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (2023-02)
The Margaret Briggs Foundation Meeting Needs in the Innovation Center for Homeless & Poverty 

Scranton, PA – Keystone Mission is honored to receive a $25,000 grant from the Margaret Briggs Foundation to support the ongoing programs at the Innovation Center for Homeless & Poverty. 

The needs of the men and women experiencing homelessness continue to grow. From August 2022 to October 2022, Keystone Mission saw a 45% increase in new guests coming to the Innovation Center and a 56% increase in guests receiving services. 

This grant will allow operations to continue, such as meal and emergency provisions, laundry services, vocational/housing assistance, and connections to mental/physical resources for men and women experiencing homelessness in Northeast PA. The Center also provides hands-on educational training and daily programs such as AA meetings, bible studies, music/art therapy, etc. 

Partnerships like The Margaret Briggs Foundation enable life transformation for the homeless, hungry, and hurting in Scranton and the surrounding Northeast PA region. 

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