Crossway Community is an innovative alternative to traditional domestic violence centers, transitional housing programs, and homeless shelters. Young mothers reshape their lives at the Family Leadership Academy; young children become independent learners at the Crossway Community Montessori School; and families are woven together through recreational, cultural, and civic events at the Neighborhood Learning Center. The core constituency is young, low-income, at-risk mothers and their children, struggling to overcome homelessness, substance abuse, domestic violence, multigenerational poverty, and social isolation. And they find what they need at Crossway: supportive housing, parent resources, career counseling, a sense of community, and the self-sufficiency that education brings. And what about results? Impressive. More than 78% of graduates are living without public assistance and nearly 60% have earned or are earning college degrees. Preparing and guiding single mothers down a path toward a degree and professional career, while ensuring the success of their children, is what Crossway is all about. Your family can help.

Awards & Recognition



    Budget (FY2014)

    • $3 million or higher
    • The current budget for Crossway Community is: $1 million to $3 million
    • $500k to $1 million
    • Less than $500k

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