The Crossings Program provides supportive housing and services for homeless 18 to 25 year olds, including intensive daily and/or weekly case management in a 15 unit apartment-style residential program. Mentored residents set goals to become stable, self-sufficient and productive members of the community by connecting them with appropriate community services and developing a strong sense of self-determination. Participants in the program are expected to continue their education, work and be active in the community while striving to master essential life skills.
The Crossings program provides these young adults a second chance at living a healthy productive life. We teach residents how to take ownership for their actions, the importance of saving money for the future; we earn their trust by listening and not judging. We provide financial assistance with household goods, clothing, personal care products, interview attire, school tuition and books. We provide a safe, secure living environment with easy access to bus lines and various businesses for them to obtain employment. Our caring and dedicated staff are driven towards helping these young adults succeed. Staff are available 24/7 in case of emergency. Some of the program’s goals are for residents to be employed within 45-90 days of enrollment into the program and for 60% of the 15 residents to graduate the program with stable employment, their own apartment in the community, GED, high school diploma and a savings of $2,500.