- Maintains an emergency food pantry as an approved member of the local HACAP Food Reservoir, and CrossRoads coordinates its efforts to insure equal distribution of non-perishable food with other local food pantries. We currently distribute over 4.5 tons of food monthly, and in fiscal year 2013-2014 we handed out over 147,000 take-home meals in grocery sacks.
Counseling and Referral Services
- This is Listening at CrossRoads Mission! So often those not in poverty cannot hear the voice of those in poverty. CrossRoads Mission provides a Christian listening post, and when needed makes referrals to pastors, religious resources, and secular resources in the community where appropriate. Listening to the voices of those who find their voice in the midst of their human suffering gives the Board of Directors at CrossRoads Mission future direction on the services provided to our Guests.
- CrossRoads Mission has the resources to help guests and their families to rescue victims of domestic violence and homelessness. The mission has:
- An active clothes closet
- Changing and shower rooms
- Emergency food supplies
- Available laundry for the homeless to wash their street clothes
- The means to refer guests to services that will help provide them with a stable and safe environment
Pastoral visits to Jail and Hospitals
- When requested Pastoral visits to the jail and health institutions to the guests of the mission, and their families. Often-times the churched, under-churched, and un-churched of CrossRoads Mission do not have a friendly face to offer hope, prayer, communion for members, confession and absolution, and help to ease their anxiety in matters of health and behavior.
Human Services Referral and Advocacy
- Without a concept of “one stop programming” in our mission field, we have found that many guests of CrossRoads Mission have difficulty navigating this system.
- We help our Guests with compassionate referrals, and when needed advocacy, in an attempt to access a confusing system. At the same time we educate our Guests so they can independently advocate for themselves in the future.
Equipping Christian Volunteers and Developing Volunteer Leadership Skill Sets
- CrossRoads Mission takes willing Christians of faith and teaches them how to serve their neighbors in the tradition of Isaiah 58 and Matthew 25:31-46. Learn to take your gifts from God, hope, and faith into action. All of us have gifts from God, and have been made stewards of God’s gifts; now learn how to use them as God would have them used in local mission work in our community. We also have programs for youth as well as adults; please call for more information at 319-365-0707.
- In CrossRoads Mission’s Christian listening post capacity, we also provide mentoring to our Guests in the area of secular decision-making, enabling our guests to break free of the culture of poverty, and living in grace through faith. We do not make decisions for our Guests, but we can provide information so that our Guests can make far better decisions for themselves.
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