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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We're excited to announce that Stan Marek, the CEMAREKMAREK, will be our keynote speaker at the Paths of Purpose Dinner on Thursday, April 11, 2024. Join us at the Junior League of Houston for an evening of celebration, as we support our mission to empower returning citizens with a meaningful second chance at life. Stan is a respected leader in workforce development and immigration reform, and we are honored to have him share his insights. Don't miss this transformative event!

Use the following link to learn more or to register for the event: crosswalkcenter.org/202#crosswalkcenterW#houstonr#reentryn#discipleships#ministry #prisonministryo#criminaljusticesystemt#Community##secondchanceso#houstons#homes#changinglivesnginglives
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Were excited to announce that Stan Marek, the CEO of MAREK, will be our keynote speaker at the Paths of Purpose Dinner on Thursday, April 11, 2024. Join us at the Junior League of Houston for an evening of celebration, as we support our mission to empower returning citizens with a meaningful second chance at life. Stan is a respected leader in workforce development and immigration reform, and we are honored to have him share his insights. Dont miss this transformative event!

Use the following link to learn more or to register for the event: crosswalkcenter.org/2024dinner/

#CrossWalkCenter #Houston #reentry #discipleship #ministry #prisonministry #criminaljusticesystem #community #secondchances #houston #home #changinglives

Abel Sosa's early life in Harlingen, Texas, was engulfed in profound adversity. Born into a family battling addiction, his childhood was marred by neglect and abuse. His grandparents offered a temporary haven, but this too became a place of trauma and abuse, leaving Abel and his sister with deep emotional scars.

By age 13, Abel was a ward of the state, moving through group homes, where his challenges only intensified. At 16, he encountered the law, facing an aggravated robbery charge and time in the Texas Youth Commission (TYC), a period marked by violence and internal struggle.

But then, a new chapter began when he learned about Crosswalk Center. Here, he found more than just assistance — he found a community that saw his true worth and potential. This beacon of hope and support helped guide him from a past overshadowed by hardship to a future brimming with possibility and renewal.

Join us for the Paths of Purpose Dinner on April 11th to honor journeys like Abel's, from the shadows of struggle to the light of new beginnings. Your presence and support can make a difference in the lives of many others on their path to recovery and hope.

Learn more here: crosswalkcenter.org/2024dinner/

Dive deeper into Abel's inspiring journey and the transformative impact of Crosswalk Center in our full newsletter: conta.cc/3SjO0tx

Together, we can continue to change lives and build a community of hope a#crosswalkcenterC#pathsofpurpose##houstonurpose #Houston
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4 weeks ago
Abel Sosas early life in Harlingen, Texas, was engulfed in profound adversity. Born into a family battling addiction, his childhood was marred by neglect and abuse. His grandparents offered a temporary haven, but this too became a place of trauma and abuse, leaving Abel and his sister with deep emotional scars.

By age 13, Abel was a ward of the state, moving through group homes, where his challenges only intensified. At 16, he encountered the law, facing an aggravated robbery charge and time in the Texas Youth Commission (TYC), a period marked by violence and internal struggle.

But then, a new chapter began when he learned about Crosswalk Center. Here, he found more than just assistance — he found a community that saw his true worth and potential. This beacon of hope and support helped guide him from a past overshadowed by hardship to a future brimming with possibility and renewal.

Join us for the Paths of Purpose Dinner on April 11th to honor journeys like Abels, from the shadows of struggle to the light of new beginnings. Your presence and support can make a difference in the lives of many others on their path to recovery and hope.

Learn more here: crosswalkcenter.org/2024dinner/

Dive deeper into Abels inspiring journey and the transformative impact of Crosswalk Center in our full newsletter: https://conta.cc/3SjO0tx

Together, we can continue to change lives and build a community of hope and redemption. #CrosswalkCenter #PathsofPurpose #Houston

This Christmas season, share the gift of joy and make a contribution to Crosswalk Center's Christ-centered Re-Entry Discipleship Programs for formerly incarcerated citizens. Your support will provide essential needs and spiritual growth for the more than 1,000 disciples who are currently participating in residential homes and in-prison ministry.

To make a gift today, please scan the QR code below or OR visit: www.crosswalkcenter.org/donate Wishing you a blessed holiday season!

-Kathy Vosburg and Crosswalk Center
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3 months ago
This Christmas season, share the gift of joy and make a contribution to Crosswalk Centers Christ-centered Re-Entry Discipleship Programs for formerly incarcerated citizens. Your support will provide essential needs and spiritual growth for the more than 1,000 disciples who are currently participating in residential homes and in-prison ministry. 

To make a gift today, please scan the QR code below or OR visit: www.crosswalkcenter.org/donate Wishing you a blessed holiday season!

-Kathy Vosburg and Crosswalk Center

Save the Date for CrossWalk Center's Paths of Purpose Dinner, led by our dedicated hosts, Kandice and Chris Carter! Join us on April 11, 2024, at The Junior League of Houston from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. as we embrace the journey of renewal and redemption.

We're honored to have Stan Marek, CEO of Marek Companies, join us as our keynote speaker. Stan is a prominent businessman and respected community leader in immigration reform and workforce development.

The year's dinner aims to raise significant funds to support the expansion of our re-entry discipleship programs and homes for our disciples. As we embark on this journey, we take a moment to honor the dedicated support of individuals, organizations, and businesses. This special celebration will serve as a rallying point to garner support for the impactful work that lies ahead.

Join us in making a lasting impact. Become a sponsor here: crosswalkcenter.or#pathsofpurposedinnerO#crosswalkcenterC#renewalandredemptiona#houstonmption #Houston
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3 months ago
Save the Date for CrossWalk Centers Paths of Purpose Dinner, led by our dedicated hosts, Kandice and Chris Carter! Join us on April 11, 2024, at The Junior League of Houston from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. as we embrace the journey of renewal and redemption. 

Were honored to have Stan Marek, CEO of Marek Companies, join us as our keynote speaker. Stan is a prominent businessman and respected community leader in immigration reform and workforce development.

The years dinner aims to raise significant funds to support the expansion of our re-entry discipleship programs and homes for our disciples. As we embark on this journey, we take a moment to honor the dedicated support of individuals, organizations, and businesses. This special celebration will serve as a rallying point to garner support for the impactful work that lies ahead.

Join us in making a lasting impact. Become a sponsor here: crosswalkcenter.org/2024dinner/

#PathsOfPurposeDinner #CrosswalkCenter #RenewalAndRedemption #Houston

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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