The Journey to Successful and Sustainable Re-entry Begins Here

Men who have been imprisoned face tremendous challenges as they try to reintegrate back into society.

Returning citizens need advocates, guides, and encouraging re-entry coaches to walk alongside them upon release from prison and as they re-enter, transitioning to live out their faith in freedom.

CrossWalk Center bridges critical social services and ministry between prison life and freedom - Seamless Re-entry Discipleship from the Inside Out.

We offer hope and a future apart from broken prison life to whole-hearted intentional living as the unique individuals God originally created and intended them to be.

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The Regional Realities of Re-entry. Every day, five days a week, 245 days a year, at around 2 pm, 50 or more of the 16,300 plus individuals released annually from Texas Department of Criminal Justice prisons, arrive by bus at Houston's Midtown bus terminal.

Isolated from society and our rapidly changing world for a number of years, most ex-offenders lack the basic knowledge of what to do after release. They do not know who to trust or who to turn to for help.

They do not know how to access, much less how to find and navigate, all the regional service providers and ministries that could assist and enable them to transition and reintegrate successfully back into Houston communities and neighborhoods.

Logistically, Houston is a challenging city for anyone to navigate. The city is not only initially overwhelming and frightening to get around in, but it can be nearly impossible because these men return to Houston with little or no money, no job prospects, and basically no means of financial support - just the $50 to $100 issued by the state upon release. It becomes more difficult when they have no identification, no means of transportation, and often no family willing to help them, nor a safe home.

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CrossWalk Center's 5 Core Values are what drive everything we do! Visit our website to learn more about each value. ✝️ crosswalkcenter.org/core-values ⁠
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LOVE 💕⁠
Love is the greatest blessing received and the greatest commandment given.⁠
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INTEGRITY 🙏⁠
To live with integrity is to live honestly before God, ourselves, and each other.⁠
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EXCELLENCE ✅⁠
We intentionally do the right thing to honor God, and strive not for perfection to honor ourselves.⁠
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SERVICE 🤲🏾⁠
As the Spirit continually serves and ministers to us, we serve and minister to those He has called to our lives.⁠
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TRUTH 📘⁠
The Word of God is our source of truth for life.⁠
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MEET our TEAM! Charlie Montes, CWC Intake Specialist⁠...
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Charlie is first generation born and raised in Houston by his family who immigrated from Cuba. In his early adulthood, he went to the Gus George Law Enforcement Academy to become a police officer and served in law enforcement for almost five years. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Charlie entered the Oil and Gas industry, where he worked for over 10 years as a Project Manager and General Manager overseeing and assisting with the design of custom, highly engineered industrial equipment packages. It was during this time that Charlie was faced with incarceration.⁠
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While Charlie was incarcerated, he witnessed the stigmas and institutionalization that occurs from being imprisoned. It was during his incarceration that Charlie re-dedicated his life to Christ and began to actively walk with Jesus. When Charlie released from prison, he learned firsthand the barriers and obstacles men and women face as they try to re-enter society. This is when God placed on his heart that he must do something to help those facing the same obstacles and barriers he was confronted with. It was a relatively a short time afterward that God led him to Crosswalk Center, where he instantly knew he was meant to be.⁠
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Charlie is now working on his Bachelor’s in Business and is seeking to become certified as a counselor to better suit the needs of the residents he works with on a regular basis. He believes he can be an example of where God can lead you when you decide to trust his plan and no longer lean on your own understanding. He wants to give everyone who comes across his path hope that they can achieve all things through Christ, regardless of their past indiscretions.
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#crosswalkcenter #team #nonprofit #breakingbarriers #reentry #discipleship #disciple #ministry #prisonministry #criminaljusticesystem #community #secondchances #houston #harriscounty #tdcj #home #menshome #womenshome #socialjustice #faith #kingdom #love #integrity #excellence #service #truth #vaules #relationships #changinglives
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3 weeks ago
MEET our TEAM! Charlie Montes, CWC Intake Specialist⁠...
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Charlie is first generation born and raised in Houston by his family who immigrated from Cuba. In his early adulthood, he went to the Gus George Law Enforcement Academy to become a police officer and served in law enforcement for almost five years.  After completing his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Charlie entered the Oil and Gas industry, where he worked for over 10 years as a Project Manager and General Manager overseeing and assisting with the design of custom, highly engineered industrial equipment packages.  It was during this time that Charlie was faced with incarceration.⁠
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While Charlie was incarcerated, he witnessed the stigmas and institutionalization that occurs from being imprisoned.  It was during his incarceration that Charlie re-dedicated his life to Christ and began to actively walk with Jesus.  When Charlie released from prison, he learned firsthand the barriers and obstacles men and women face as they try to re-enter society. This is when God placed on his heart that he must do something to help those facing the same obstacles and barriers he was confronted with.  It was a relatively a short time afterward that God led him to Crosswalk Center, where he instantly knew he was meant to be.⁠
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Charlie is now working on his Bachelor’s in Business and is seeking to become certified as a counselor to better suit the needs of the residents he works with on a regular basis.  He believes he can be an example of where God can lead you when you decide to trust his plan and no longer lean on your own understanding.  He wants to give everyone who comes across his path hope that they can achieve all things through Christ, regardless of their past indiscretions.
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#crosswalkcenter #team #nonprofit #breakingbarriers #reentry #discipleship #disciple #ministry #prisonministry #criminaljusticesystem #community  #secondchances #houston #harriscounty #tdcj #home #menshome #womenshome #socialjustice #faith #kingdom #love #integrity #excellence #service #truth #vaules #relationships #changinglives

Pray With Us as we prepare our hearts to host the Fall 2022 Light Breaking Through Luncheon. As we invite friends, family, colleagues, peers, community members, clients and more to fellowship with us, pray that hearts be touched and His will be done.
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#lightbreakingthrough #crosswalkcenter #luncheon #BreakingBarriers #reentry #discipleship #disciple #ministry #prisonministry #criminaljusticesystem #community #fundraiser #keynotespeaker #drmarlonasmith #secondchances #houston #HarrisCounty #TDCJ #home #socialjustice #faith #Kingdom #love #integrity #excellence #Service #truth #vaules #relationships #changinglives
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Pray With Us as we prepare our hearts to host the Fall 2022 Light Breaking Through Luncheon.  As we invite friends, family, colleagues, peers, community members, clients and more to fellowship with us, pray that hearts be touched and His will be done. 
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#lightbreakingthrough #crosswalkcenter #luncheon #breakingbarriers #reentry #discipleship #disciple #ministry #prisonministry #criminaljusticesystem #community #fundraiser #keynotespeaker #drmarlonasmith #secondchances #houston #harriscounty #tdcj #home #socialjustice #faith #kingdom #love #integrity #excellence #service #truth #vaules #relationships #changinglives

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CrossWalk Center's 5 Core Values are what drive everything we do! Visit our website to learn more about each value. ✝️ crosswalkcenter.org/core-values ⁠
.⁠
LOVE 💕⁠
Love is the greatest blessing received and the greatest commandment given.⁠
.⁠
INTEGRITY 🙏⁠
To live with integrity is to live honestly before God, ourselves, and each other.⁠
.⁠
EXCELLENCE ✅⁠
We intentionally do the right thing to honor God, and strive not for perfection to honor ourselves.⁠
.⁠
SERVICE 🤲🏾⁠
As the Spirit continually serves and ministers to us, we serve and minister to those He has called to our lives.⁠
.⁠
TRUTH 📘⁠
The Word of God is our source of truth for life.⁠
.⁠
.⁠
#crosswalkcenter #volunteers #supporters #sponsors #nonprofit #BreakingBarriers #reentry #discipleship #disciple #ministry #prisonministry #criminaljusticesystem #community #secondchances #houston #HarrisCounty #home #menshome #womenshome #socialjustice #faith #Kingdom #love #integrity #excellence #Service #truth #vaules #relationships #changinglives
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Prayer Group
I was hungry and you fed me,
I was thirsty and you gave me a drink,
I was homeless and you gave me a room,
I was shivering and you gave me clothes,
I was sick and you stopped to visit,
I was in prison and you came to me.
- Matthew 25:35-36