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 discipleship ministry between prison life and freedom.

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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Just yesterday, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice released one of our clients, Mr. Keene, from prison, and had CrossWalk Center not been there for him to pick him up and take him to our discipleship home, he would have remained in the S.E. Transitional Facility, which houses over more than 700 individuals on parole who do not have a place to call home. Its difficult to re-enter society under normal circumstances but doing so during COVID-19 is more difficult and dangerous for the shunned, shamed, and marginalized new Christians leaving prisons we serve.

Just yesterday, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice released one of our clients, Mr. Keene, from prison, and had CrossWalk Center not been there for him to pick him up and take him to our discipleship home, he would have remained in the S.E. Transitional Facility, which houses over more than 700 individuals on parole who do not have a place to call home. It's difficult to re-enter society under normal circumstances but doing so during COVID-19 is more difficult and dangerous for the shunned, shamed, and marginalized new Christians leaving prisons we serve. ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Today is April 1, the first day of Second Chances Month. We kicked it off by sharing with Maggie Flecknoe of CW-39 how some of our returning citizens are providing hope to our communities in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Be sure to tune into Maggie in the Mornings KIAH-TV between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) to see how our clients are making a difference.

Today is April 1, the first day of Second Chances Month. We kicked it off by sharing with Maggie Flecknoe of CW-39 how some of our returning citizens are providing hope to our communities in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Be sure to tune into Maggie in the Mornings KIAH-TV between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) to see how our clients are making a difference. ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago

The men at Harby House gathered tonight for a meal and fellowship. Among the many blessings of current world affairs is that more families are breaking bread together. And these guys are family. ❤️

The men at Harby House gathered tonight for a meal and fellowship. Among the many blessings of current world affairs is that more families are breaking bread together. And these guys are family. ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

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Sure looks like you guys had a blessed time!! Hope you all Men of God, were filled to the gill, with; Pastor doing all the B- B- Q' ing!!! One more thing, guys, I continue to keep you guys in my Prayers, that all is as well as it could be in Jesus Precious Name, Amen!! Love the, Fisherman

It just brings me great joy knowing that these brother's have a wonderful and loving family in crosswalk .Love you Brother and Sister.

We miss you Patrick, but know you being with blood family is the best!

Miss you too and all those at CW & Harby house.Thanks for your prayers and encouragement.

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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