Code Blue Keystone Mission Shelter is an emergency shelter serving people who are homeless who might otherwise remain unsheltered during periods of extreme winter weather.


Code Blue Keystone Mission Shelter Location: Weston Field House 982 Providence Rd; Scranton, Pennsylvania 18508


What is Code Blue? Activation Code Blue Keystone Mission will open when forecasts 20 degrees or below and/or a snowfall of 12” or more or at the discretion of the shelter executive staff.

Shelter Hours Shelter opens for guests at 9 p.m. (with no exception) Shelter closes each morning at 6:00 a.m.


Shelter Schedule Opening

  • Greet & Register guests Doors Open at 9 p.m. / preregistration may be done at Keystone Mission M & M.
  • Review Shelter Guest Guidelines with New Guests
  • Shelter Guest Meeting/Safety Presentation
  • Verify that guests and all volunteers sign in or out
  • Lights out at 10:00 p.m.
  • 5:45 a.m. Overnight volunteers wake up guests.
  • Clean up crew does their work.
  • 6:00 a.m. Code Blue is Closed.


Volunteer Shift Schedule Times

Set Up/Shower  – 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Overnight shifts available.

Clean Up – 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.

Volunteer sign-ups are on our website:


Guest Guidelines

In order to ensure that everyone has a positive experience, we ask that you follow these guidelines at all times.

The shelter will be open for guests no earlier than 9:00 p.m.  Please do not arrive prior to 9:00 p.m..

No one under 18 admitted.

The shelter is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Clothing – Appropriate attire must be worn at all times.

Drugs/Alcohol – Absolutely no alcohol or illicit/unacceptable drugs are to be consumed or stored on shelter grounds by any guest. If found, items will be confiscated and destroyed.

NO open containers will be allowed in the shelter.

Behavior that threatens the safety of other guests or volunteers may be grounds for immediate dismissal, and you will be asked to leave. Police will be called if necessary.

Harassment – No threats or acts of violence will be tolerated in any way.

Lights Out – Lights out is at 10:00 p.m.

Loitering – There will be no loitering near the building before Code Blue opens.

Personal Storage-You are responsible for your personal items. There will be no storing of personal items at the shelter during the day.

Pets-No pets (other than service animals) are allowed in the building.

Public Areas-Shelter guests must remain in designated areas only.

Smoking is not allowed inside the building (including ecigarettes and vapor devices).

Cots-One guest per cot. Sharing of cots is prohibited.

Stealing – Stealing will not be tolerated. Thefts may become a police matter.

Weapons – No weapons of any kind are allowed on property.

No food or beverages allowed in sleeping areas.

Keystone Mission Code Blue shelter is a zero-tolerance shelter.  Any violation will result in loss of services. 

I understand and agree to follow all rules of this Code Blue Shelter listed and those verbally communicated by volunteers.


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