WHAT IS CROSSWALK?
Established in 1985 and operating continuously since then, Crosswalk is one of two licensed emergency shelters serving runaway and homeless youth in Eastern Washington. An array of professional case managers, teachers, health care workers, and chemical dependency counselors work with Crosswalk youth with the primary goal of ending their homelessness and providing/connecting them to stabilizing and supportive services.
Most Crosswalk kids have complicated personal histories resulting in a great deal of trauma. It often includes family conflict, lack of education, substance abuse, mental health issues, high-risk for depression and suicide and sexual abuse.
Crosswalk restores hope and encourages personal responsibility among homeless youth, including those who eventually return to their families, by providing:
Family Reconciliation Services
Clothing, Showers and Personal Hygiene Products
Three meals a day
Employment-Readiness Program and Job-Placement Assistance Computer lab
Independent Living Training Including Life-Skills
GED tutoring with onsite testing
Behavioral Health Counseling
College Scholarship Opportunities (Donor Funded) Transportation