The Crossings program provides transitional housing and services for homeless 18 to 24 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, college and a savings of $2,500.
In need of assistance:
If you are a youth without children who is homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless, Southern Nevada’s Coordinated Intake system may help you to find housing that best meet your needs. You do not have to go through Coordinated Intake to get help from emergency shelters. Housing Assessments are offered at Crossings location Monday- Friday from 8am to 5pm. Call (702) 998-1992 ext 523 or 524.
What happens when you go to a Youth Coordinated Entry location?
- You will be asked to complete an application.
- The assessment determines the type of housing that is most appropriate for you. Sometimes assessments show that a person might not be qualified for housing. If that happens, the worker will refer you to other CCSS and community resources that you might need.
- If you do qualify for housing, you might not be matched or referred right away. You will be placed on a waiting list called the “Community Queue” and matched to housing services in the community when a space becomes available.
- It is important that you stay in touch with the youth worker while you are waiting to get updates and so the youth worker knows you are still interested. If you don’t stay in touch with the worker, you could lose your place on the waiting list.