The Crossing Outreach Ministry

The Crossing is a Faith based Outreach that provides a foundation for Veterans, ex-offenders and persons experiencing homelessness in the down town St. Joseph area, meeting their basic physical and spiritual needs through community collaboration, strategic partnerships and resource allocation. By providing access to food, shelter, vocational guidance and assistance resources, we aim to enrich our community by empowering individuals toward a self-sustaining path.

The Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri is our fiscal agent. We have a Board of Directors, Strategic Plan and By-Laws in place.

Our Support comes from tithes and offerings of the Crossing Church, individual contributions and a few local churches. We are creating a volunteer organization that will help minimize the need for paid staff. Our goal is for The Crossing to be somewhat self-sufficient through operating Cottage Industry projects such as making Rag Rugs by hand on vintage looms, painting recycled tires for flower planters and yard art. Both of these projects are off to a great start!

This additional funding will allow us to expand our marketing reach, provide basic operating costs (until sales of products cover costs), remodel our building, purchase tools and machinery needed to launch our third cottage industry project; converting used shipping pallets into furniture.

To give to this request, go to the Give to a Fund tab on this website and select the donate button under Field of Interest Funds. Please specify The Crossing in the space provided.

Church Turns Rags to Riches with Help From Volunteers