SCRANTON, Pa. – A Pennsylvania nonprofit is proposing to open a 50-bed homeless shelter in Scranton.

The Keystone Mission is seeking the city’s permission to open an overnight shelter with a day center and support services.

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The group currently operates a day facility that provides hot meals, clothing, diapers and other essentials. It’s one of the few facilities that serves the city’s homeless population.

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The new shelter would not only offer overnight lodging but job training and other services meant to get people into permanent homes.

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