A place of new beginnings.
The Crossing Home, a place of new beginnings, made possible by Park Bench, Inc., 419 Park, serves women who are seeking to turn their lives around, breaking the cycle of poverty to become productive members of our community. The Crossing Home has been at full occupancy for almost a year and a half. During that time we have served seven single moms and eleven children. The average age of our residents is 17.
After 10 years of working with women in crisis pregnancy we have identified a need to help dedicated, committed women break the cycle of generational poverty. The Crossing Home at 419 Park St. Manitowoc, will be a place for a new beginning, a place to develop a new blueprint for life.
Women graduating from our program will be employed, attending school, saving money; they will have learned they have value as a child of God, they will know how to live in a home together and how to love and train their own children, they will cook and clean, they will receive professional counseling, they will learn about the importance of healthy relationships. They will stay with us for up to 18 months at which time they will be ready to be contributing citizens in our community.
This new program has special and urgent needs.
Will you help these young families have an opportunity for success? There are several ways to help.
Gifts of any size
$1700 provides a year of programming to establish life goals, develop family skills and retrain to achieve a family’s full development potential.
$500 provides a month of basic needs – food, shelter, security – for one family.
$100 provides four cans of formula
We depend on volunteer support in all our programs. At the HOME, we ask for afternoon volunteers for typical family needs, overnight advocates to mentor and nurture. See our wish list for more needs.
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“Therefore, whether we are at HOME or away, we make it our aim to be pleasing to Him.” - 2 Corinthians 5.9
One Client’s Story…
Tori became pregnant right out of high school and began living with her boyfriend’s family. Adding herself and her baby to the family of five made things pretty overwhelming. As life became increasingly complicated, Tori realized she did not want to continue in this relationship and longed for a way out.
With only a part-time job and no marketable skills, she did not have the resources to move out and live alone. She was frightened and defeated – until a friend introduced her to The Crossing and the possibility of living at The HOME.