Keystone Opportunity Center, Inc. was formed in 2009 from the merger of the Indian Valley Opportunity Center (IVOC, founded in 1970) and the Indian Valley Housing Corporation (IVHC founded in 1990). Both partners brought major strengths to Keystone.
The IVOC brought to Keystone a compelling vision for helping poor and marginalized persons in our community. Starting in 1987, IVOC added a focus on improving clients’ lives through Adult Education starting with English as Second Language (ESL) classes, then adding high school equivalency (GED) classes, Civics (Citizenship readiness) and Family Literacy (working with parents to help the entire family) over the next decade. The Food Pantry was added in 2002.
IVHC brought to Keystone a strong passion for providing affordable housing and supportive services to ensure that homeless neighbors had safe shelter. By 2009 IVHC had developed the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN), a network of more than thirty faith communities, providing Emergency Shelter, and eighteen units of Transitional Shelter Housing. Together these programs have helped numerous families stabilize in permanent housing.
Since 2009 Keystone has integrated and built on these strengths to more fully meet the needs of our community.
With Pennsylvania schools being closed indefinitely, we are reaching out to students and working to find ways to continue providing classes virtually. Students may contact our Education Department directly at 267-663-1001.
As COVID-19 continues to spread where people come in contact with each other, we are halting pickups at our Food Pantry while we evaluate alternative options. And please note that the Pantry is not accepting any donated items at this time. Hold onto these items and donate them after the infection period has passed.
Fresh For All
To ensure social distancing, Fresh For All will be canceled until further notice.
Clients in need can still reach out to Keystone at email@example.com, or by calling our Community Case Manager at 215-723-5430 x130.
Clients in our Rapid Rehousing programs in Bucks and Montgomery counties can continue communicating with staff while they are working remotely via the contact info provided when you joined the program, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are currently experiencing homelessness and need to sign up for the program, dial 2-1-1.
Our affordable housing clients are encouraged to stay home, and are able to pay rent online by clicking here.
Keystone’s offices are closed to the public, but staff are Working remotely. Contact staff through email@example.com.