The Journey to Successful
and Sustainable Re-entry
Begins Here
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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 so of the approximately 20,000 individuals released annually from Texas Department of Criminal Justice prisons and state jails, arrive by public Greyhound bus and get off at Houston’s Midtown bus terminal.

Having been isolated from society and the ever-changing world for a number of years, many returning citizens lack the basic knowledge of what to do upon release. They do not know where to go or who to trust and turn to next. 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 for many returning citizens to get around in, but also nearly impossible because many return to Houston with no money, no job, and basically no means of financial support. It even becomes more difficult when they have no identification, no transportation and oftentimes no family willing to help, or a safe home to return to.

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Another successful TDCJ Volunteer training day - we couldn’t do it without our amazing volunteers! 👏🏼

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1 week ago

Still rings true and clear on November 6, 2018, this Election Day 244 years later!

“I met those of our society who had votes in the ensuing election, and advised them to:

Vote, without fee or reward, for the person they judged most worthy,

Speak no evil of the person they voted against, and to

Take care their spirits were not sharpened against those that voted on the other side.”

— John Wesley, October 6, 1774
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2 weeks ago

#HAPPYFRIDAY We are beyond amazed and grateful to our friends 
The Get Together Gods Garage & Jordan B. for this divine connection and for blessing CWC and our guys. This 15-passenger van will be utilized to pick-up those coming out of TDCJ and take them to work. 

Check out Jordans testimony below, it is AMAZING!! #ItsAGodThing

#HAPPYFRIDAY We are beyond amazed and grateful to our friends
The Get Together God's Garage & Jordan B. for this divine connection and for blessing CWC and our guys. This 15-passenger van will be utilized to pick-up those coming out of TDCJ and take them to work.

Check out Jordan's testimony below, it is AMAZING!! #ItsAGodThingEverything happens for a reason! During the September luncheon for The Get Together, I was the ambassador for CrossWalk Center’s table, a nonprofit ministry that helps men and women exiting incarceration transition back into society. They mentioned that their ministry was looking for 15 person passenger van that someone could donate. The very next day, I met P.C. Williams with God's Garage, a nonprofit ministry that serves women in need by donating cars, offering free maintenance, and work/life skills classes. After P.C. explained that they have received tons of cars donated over the last year to his ministry, I asked if he knew anyone that may have a passenger van they would be willing to donate to another nonprofit. He leaned towards the window of the conference room in his shop and said, “Like that one? It just showed up 15 minutes ago.” I gave P.C. the contact info for the Executive Director of the CrossWalk Center, Kathy Vosburg, whom I shared a table with at the luncheon. Today I was able to introduce both ministries and God’s Garage will be donating the van to CrossWalk Center! It may need an little TLC on the exterior, but P.C. and his guys insured Kathy that the van is mechanically sound and ready to go.
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1 month ago

Day 2 of Steppin’ Out facilitator training. Thanks and a shout out to Mike and Deb of MD Turner Photography, for capturing on film Jim Stern fervently teaching The On Ramp, The Way of Rest, and Fortified. CWC using media to better equip the saints for the harvest and disciple making. Bring it on Father, Son and Holy Spirit - Amen!

Day 2 of Steppin’ Out facilitator training. Thanks and a shout out to Mike and Deb of MD Turner Photography, for capturing on film Jim Stern fervently teaching The On Ramp, The Way of Rest, and Fortified. CWC using media to better equip the saints for the harvest and disciple making. Bring it on Father, Son and Holy Spirit - Amen! ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

welcoming • serving • coaching • mentoring • giving hope for the future

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