In order to better meet the variety of needs of individuals seeking services, The Crossing partners with a number of organizations in the St. Joseph community. While each organization is focused on different aspects of service, they share a broader goal of creating a better future for members of the community.
Drop-In Center: A collaboration of The Crossing and Community Missions Corporation, this location helps provide the basic needs to those in poverty. Equipped with a clothes closet, washer and dryer facilities and showers, members of the community will find case workers ready to assist them in finding housing, income and food stability programs, as well as a reference for medical needs.
Worship Center: Participants gather here for worship on Sunday mornings, as well as join in various cottage industries for those that want to work to earn products in the company store. From rag rug weaving to re-purposing pallets and furniture items and working in the on-site greenhouse, there are many opportunities for connection and productivity.
620 S. 8th Street: Kenny Boorn, an Army Airborne Ranger and winner of two Purple Hearts who has years of experience working at a local detox and rehab center, runs activities in this building related to small engine repair, lawn care and the operation of a mobile BBQ smoker.
Transitional House: At 713 Locust Street, men can stay in a safe place while they transition back into the community. In exchange for rent, residents work around the campus, or they are assisted with finding employment that also helps them save money for housing in the future.
Green House: This 3,000-square-foot greenhouse has been the home to hydroponically grown strawberries and tomatoes, built and operated with the help of clients at The Crossing. There are plans to expand the greenhouse to 5,000 square feet and equip it with a self-heating ground source.
Community Garden: This fruit-berry and fruit tree garden is maintained by the on-site clients of The Crossing.
Nutrition Center: Located in the middle of a food desert, The Crossing plans to open a Nutrition Center, staffed by clients of The Crossing, which will provide access to fresh, healthy foods for local residents. In addition to food, the Center will also offer nutrition classes as part of a comprehensive mentoring-style curriculum that will encourage healthy choices as clients work to begin a new life free of homelessness, poverty and addiction.