The Crossing Emergency Shelter
In 2019, a large group of community partners assembled to address a need for an Emergency Homeless Shelter.
After a great deal of discussion and finding a partner to provide funding across several agencies The Crossing Emergency Shelter arose in October of 2019.
The Emergency Shelter is here when a life “situation” makes you homeless. The Shelter is designed to help St. Joseph and our surrounding communities where this resource is unavailable.
How to get into the Shelter?
- Each day at 4:00pm, we take requests for cots. We do take guests at other times when accompanied by authorities, a hospital release or other approved circumstances.
- Cots are reserved on a “first-come, first-served” basis. If we run out of space, you will be put on a waiting list and may call back at 6 to follow up.
- We have accommodations for men and women.
- When you arrive, you are required to do an intake interview.
- You will be supplied with the rules that are to be followed
What is Provided?
- We provide a Breakfast Bar/Danish each day and coffee from 7am-10am.
- We are located next to the Open-Door Food Kitchen where lunch is served each day at 11:30
- We provide dinner each night at 5:30 in our Church building.
What assistance do we provide?
- We have a Community Health Worker to assist in developing a plan to remove barriers to housing.
- Our goal is to refer you to resources to get you back on your feet.
- With a plan and your dedication to the plan, we can assist you in successfully exiting the Shelter.