While sometimes referred to as “homeless,” our clients are actually in crisis. They have much more complex issues than simply not having a place to sleep indoors.
We define “crisis” as a traumatic or stressful change in a person’s life. When a trauma occurs due to a house fire or natural disaster, people with meaningful human relationships, healthy support systems, and access to sufficient physical resources are able to recover in a relatively short period of time.
Men who come to us lack these resources due to various disabilities and depend primarily on outside resources. They may have overextended their personal support systems, or rejected other resources, and require significantly longer periods of time to stabilize. Still others have experienced a series of traumas, often a result of toxic environments, broken relationships, and poor choices.
Last year, Crossroads provided 69,051 meals and 31,913 nights of shelter to 1,090 men in crisis. We helped 171 men as they worked through our life changing program.
Father Absence is a Key Issue for Men, Women and Children in Crisis
No father is perfect, but the absence of a father, either physically or emotionally, is the single most significant predictor of developmental problems in a child’s life.
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