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CROSSROADS OF MICHIGAN

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Employment, Job Training, Nonprofit Management

Mission: TO PROVIDE COUNSELING AND JOB TRAINING SERVICES FOR THE NEEDY, UNEMPLOYED, HOMELESS AND ELDERLY, AND TO OPERATE A SOUP KITCHEN.

Programs: The organization provides life skills counseling and social service system advocacy to the needy, unemployed, homeless, and eldery. 11,575 individuals received counseling services in 2014. The organization provide funds and guidance necessary to secure photo identification and birth certificates to ensure access to social assistance programs.

the organization provides emergency supplies and services - food, clothing, prescriptions (on a one-time basis), and transportation. The organization operates a food pantry and a children's summer free lunch program. The organization provides funds to transport at risk families fleeing from domestic violence. The food pantry distributed 280,108 lbs of food to needy individuals in 2014. The summer lunch program served 1,844 meals in 2014.

the organization operates a no-fee employment agency and job readiness program for the chronically unemployed and underemployed - 77 clients placed in jobs and numerous clients visited resource rooms provided during 2014. The organization provide funds and guidance necessary to secure photo identification to ensure access to jobs. The organization provides funds for transportation for job placement purposes.

Community Stories

35 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been very impressed with the respect and the true concern Crossroads shows it's clients.

Julie G.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They do an amazing job with feeding the hungry, giving each individual respect, they are a wonderful nonprofit and sister is amazing.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I helped to serve lunch in soup kitchen on West Grand Blvd in Detroit in September. It gave me a great feeling of accomplishment helping to serve some that were less fortunate than myself. I met and talked with some very interesting and intelligent people. Serving others helps to give one a true and real perspective of life.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer, I have been very impressed with the caring staff , clean facility and well prepared and served nutritional meals on Sunday.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I tell everyone about Crossroads and the good work they do helping people. I have worked a few Sundays for years, it is very rewarding. I bring clothes from my family and friends and we watch for the want of the month to know what to donate.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization, our family serves every year at their soup kitchen to feed the hungry and to provide for those in need.

Janice R.2

Donor

Rating: 5

Crosswords helps people to get on their feet and help themselves. They also have food and help find jobs and have a soup kitchen

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experience at Crossroads as a volunteer crisis counselor has been beyond my expectations. The fulfillment I get from helping someone genuinely in desperate need, with nowhere to turn or none to turn to, is beyond humbling and gratifying. I honestly feel blessed to be able to help out there in any way I can.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have not worked with a Non-profit who cares so much for their clients as Crossroads of Michigan. Each staff member and volunteer goes above and beyond their role to make sure their clients are accommodated for. Crossroads of Michigan deserves extraordinary recognition.

Mark F.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Crossroads offers great service to the community at the soup kitchen on West Grand Blvd ! I helped out and it was an amazing experience. I worked with a team to make the food and then served it! What a great way to give back and help people in need. I am proud to be a supporter of Crossroads !

Mark Fox

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Grossroads is doing what many nonprofits "wish" could happen.
The tightly run support programs reach many different levels of need through their gifted and committed volunteer base. Their volunteers come from a wide socioeconomic
swath and provide "hands on and hand up" support to needy quests.
This can range from excellent meal offerings to personal recovery of I.D.
cards, employment assistance to cooking and nutrition classes. The goal is teaching how to "fish" and become independent. From the excellent physical facility to the gifted empathic staff, they "walk they talk"

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Compassion and respect for human dignity inform the service of everyone who works at Crossroads from the Executive Director, dedicated and hardworking staff, students and interns and the caring corps of volunteers. Crossroads is an agency that uses its resources effectively and wisely. Programs include material aid such as emergency food, clothing personal and baby items, as well as counseling and employment services, parenting education, referral and assistance obtaining ID and health insurance among other benefits. For more than four decades people in Detroit in crises have turned to Crossroads and the community of Southeast Michigan has supported its critical work.

1905err

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Crossroads is an exceptionally fine non-profit in the city of Detroit. A few years ago, I spent several weeks volunteering there while I had a sabbatical from my Church assignment. I learned a great deal about the needs of the City of Detroit and how best to meet those needs In a respectful and appropriate,anger.
I was very impressed at the professionalism of the staff and the passion with which they sought to meet the needs of the people who came to Crossroads for needed supplies and support.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I gave volunteered at Crossroads, which was fabulous experience with inner city individuals and families. I am much less apt to be judgmental or make assumptions about people through meeting their needs for food, medicine and clothing. The leadership team is very compassion and caring!
Theyaccomplish miracles as if they were daily events.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Their Sunday soup kitchen is a wonder to behold. They serve hundreds every Sunday thanks to Sister Liz and her amazing dedication. She inspires church and community volunteers make this happen.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Crossroads has been helping people for nearly 47 years with love and caring for whomever asked for assistance. We have also partnered with many other social service organizations to get the best for our clients. The original philosophy of giving a hand up has really never changed as we have helped thousands of wonderful and needy clients. Crossroads is also much abut our volunteers thru all of the years making the consultations turn into helping resolve problems, etc.

Long time volunteer

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Crossroads is there to help people with basic needs, whether it is helping people get birth certificates and picture IDs (you need a birth certificate and a social security card to get a picture ID and you need a picture ID to get a birth certificate and a social security card), emergency food, clothing, two $1.75 bus tickets for a doctor's appointment or a job interview, or a job lead, the interaction with the clients gives the clients a chance for someone to listen to them. The hands-on approach used by Crossroads volunteers lets the client know they are important.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

A recent releasee from prison came by last week for help getting his Michigan picture ID. He had been frustrated since his release in May because he needed a birth certificate and Social Security card to get the ID and he needed a picture ID to get his birth certificate and Social Security card. His parole officer suggested he come to Crossroads for help navigating the system and he walked out from his visit with Crossroads with a smile and a plan that would allow him to get the ID.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Crossroads does a great job of feeding those in need especially on Sundays's when there is no other source for meals in thew area.

Previous Stories

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Crossroads does a great job of feeding 500-600 deserving people each Sunday. I have served 2 times and you could tell the people who were fed were happy that they received good, nutricious food in a welcoming facility. Our team of servers left with a feeling that they helped make a difference by giving back to those who were in need.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This incredibly successful and creative organization is always looking for new ways to help the disadvantaged. They have developed volunteer resources so they can venture into new roles with the manpower to get things done. They treat their clients with respect, and help them in any way they can, or refer them to places that can help them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for several years. I see how positive and caring the staff is. Crossroads is a very important resource for the clients who are in need of so much help.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our volunteer group at St Owen's has had a great experience working with the staff
at CROSSROADS. Our meal prep with their guidance has worked out well. ..and to be able
to visit with the guests is a joyful time. Cheers for CROSSROADS. Keep up the good work!