The Journey to Successful
and Sustainable Re-entry
Begins Here
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The Journey to Successful and Sustainable Re-entry Begins Here

The goal of CrossWalk Center is to serve as the safe, centralized re-entry hub of social services and faith-based ministries for returning citizens and their families. By connecting regional service providers and faith-based ministries in our re-entry network, under one roof, in an undisbursed, more efficient and cohesive manner, CrossWalk Center is reducing confusion and inefficiencies in the re-entry process.

CrossWalk Center, a non-profit 501 (c) (3), is a Christ-centered, “faith driven” organization and mission-driven community. The board, staff, donors, volunteers and key partners all believe they’ve been called to coalesce, in order to express and bring unity among social service providers, governments, para-church organizations, and churches, through Jesus Christ, in order to better serve reentering citizens.

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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.

Churches - Take
the 30 x 30 Challenge!

30 churches serving one of 30 days per month

Engage to give hope to the hopeless

As part of CrossWalk Center’s pilot year, we are calling upon a minimum of 30 churches from across the region to partner with us in the 30 x 30 Church Challenge.

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Re-Entry Coach Training - From Inside to Outside the Walls

CrossWalk Center is seeking churches, teams, and individuals that are willing to answer the call and disciple Christian inmates while on the inside, and as they re-enter as returning citizens - welcoming our brothers and sisters in Christ, to our churches, neighborhoods, workplaces and our communities at-large.

If you'd like to register to attend the 1-day training to become a re-entry coach, please sign up here: goo.gl/gjbBRw

Re-Entry Coach Training - From Inside to Outside the WallsJul 1, 9:00amCrossWalk CenterCrossWalk Center is seeking churches, teams, and individuals that are willing to answer the call and disciple Christian inmates while on the inside, and as they re-enter as returning citizens - welcoming our brothers and sisters in Christ, to our churches, neighborhoods, workplaces and our communities at-large.

If you'd like to register to attend the 1-day training to become a re-entry coach, please sign up here: goo.gl/gjbBRw
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1 week ago

TDCJ Volunteer Training - Texas Department of Criminal Justice

CrossWalk Center is Hosting the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Volunteer Services Training

This training session is required to serve inside Texas Prisons and State Jails. The training reviews the rules you need to follow in order to be a successful TDCJ Volunteer and is the pre-requisite to becoming an approved Mentor.

All volunteers will be required to sign an agreement stating that you understand these rules and the risks associated with volunteer work at TDCJ.

To register for the training event at CrossWalk Center visit: goo.gl/hPcsu7
Seating is limited to 100, so register as soon as possible.

Download the Volunteer application at the link below, and have it completed and with you when you check-in for training.

www.tdcj.texas.gov/php/volunteer_application/

For information, contact Volunteer Services at (936) 437-3026.

TDCJ Volunteer Training - Texas Department of Criminal JusticeJul 22, 9:00amCrossWalk CenterCrossWalk Center is Hosting the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Volunteer Services Training

This training session is required to serve inside Texas Prisons and State Jails. The training reviews the rules you need to follow in order to be a successful TDCJ Volunteer and is the pre-requisite to becoming an approved Mentor.

All volunteers will be required to sign an agreement stating that you understand these rules and the risks associated with volunteer work at TDCJ.

To register for the training event at CrossWalk Center visit: goo.gl/hPcsu7
Seating is limited to 100, so register as soon as possible.

Download the Volunteer application at the link below, and have it completed and with you when you check-in for training.

www.tdcj.texas.gov/php/volunteer_application/

For information, contact Volunteer Services at (936) 437-3026.
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1 week ago

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Thank you Cynthia Aceves-Lewis for sharing. This is the story we all need to take a positive, impactful role in as it is at the heart of CrossWalk Center."Opening Doors" is a documentary / education piece designed to ILLUMINATE some problems with our criminal justice system and to INTRODUCE the "Coming Home" p... ... 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