Crossover Downtown Outreach Ministry

Crossover Downtown Outreach Ministry Crossover provides free emergency food, clothing, household, personal hygiene items and youth programs to those most in need in our community.
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We work to help members of our community who are in need by providing free emergency food, clothing, household, personal items and youth programs.

Mission: Crossover Downtown Outreach Ministry is a faith-based, interdenominational mission established to provide free emergency food, clothing, household, personal items and youth programs to those most in need in our community. Providing faith based services and programs, showing the love of Christ, restoring hope, and rebuilding lives.

Do you have some free time to help teens get real life interview experience?  Great #opportunity to help youth in real t...
05/17/2019

Do you have some free time to help teens get real life interview experience? Great #opportunity to help youth in real time!

TeenQuest is looking for business professionals who are interested in volunteering their time as a mock interviewer on Tuesday, May 21 from 10 - 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 - 2 p.m. Interested in volunteering? Email or call Betty Gilcreast at [email protected] or 810.397.8813.

IT'S ALMOST CAMP TIME!The weather keeps getting warmer and Crossover's summer camp is just around the corner! We're look...
05/17/2019

IT'S ALMOST CAMP TIME!
The weather keeps getting warmer and Crossover's summer camp is just around the corner! We're looking for children in Flint and Genesee County who might not otherwise get to go to camp due to financial constraints. Crossover's goal is to:

Happy Mother's Day to all of you amazing mothers out there!
05/12/2019

Happy Mother's Day to all of you amazing mothers out there!

Here at Eisenhower Elementary, ready to share Crossover and sign up some kids for our Character Building Camp Program!!!...
05/11/2019

Here at Eisenhower Elementary, ready to share Crossover and sign up some kids for our Character Building Camp Program!!! #GivingExperiences as well as basic needs items!

We are incredibly thankful for the many donations dropped off today by our friends at UAW Local 659 thanks to the UAW Re...
05/09/2019

We are incredibly thankful for the many donations dropped off today by our friends at UAW Local 659 thanks to the UAW Region 1D Women's Council and their hard work collecting items! This is round 1 of their amazing gifts and we can’t express how grateful we are for them! #FlintFwd #thankful

There is nothing more humbling than a compliment like the one in this post.  We are honored to utilize all gifts given t...
05/09/2019

There is nothing more humbling than a compliment like the one in this post. We are honored to utilize all gifts given to us to uplift those in need in the best way possible. #KingdomWork #WithDignity #WithLove #WithRespect

Celebrating MOM!  If you are buying her a gift, why not make that purchase through the AmazonSmile link and help a mothe...
05/08/2019

Celebrating MOM! If you are buying her a gift, why not make that purchase through the AmazonSmile link and help a mother in need at the same time? When you shop Mother's Day gifts at smile.amazon.com/ch/38-2971961, AmazonSmile donates to Crossover Downtown Outreach Ministry.

Thank you all who joined us for our May Luncheon!  We are blessed to have each of you helping uplift those in need throu...
05/03/2019

Thank you all who joined us for our May Luncheon! We are blessed to have each of you helping uplift those in need through Crossover Downtown Outreach Ministry! Our speaker Cindy Smeckert inspired us, we were blessed to honor Rev. Dr. Douglas Mercer as our 2019 Friend of Crossover Award Winner for his years of faithful and loving service, and The Firestone Center as our 2019 Spirit of Crossover Award Winner for their work bringing volunteers into our community from across this great country! YOU ALL make Crossover possible! You uplift so many of our neighbors in need each and every day! THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL! #Blessed #NeighborHelpingNeighbor #FlintStrong #HeartsofFlint

One of Crossover’s many partners! Changing life’s and loving people! That’s right!
05/01/2019

One of Crossover’s many partners! Changing life’s and loving people! That’s right!

It was an honor to receive the "Spirit of Crossover" award this morning.

Thank you to all our partners, dinner speakers, and supporters that make the experience what it is. We are mearly facilitators hoping to create and environment that opens others to what a life with service offers.

As Fr. Boyle put is, "If you don't welcome your own wounds, you'll be tempted to despise the wounded. Kinship is the opportunity." Thank you for the honor.

Tonight is the Wrap-Up Event for "Purses for a Purpose" from 6 to 8pm at Kim Rose Fashions in Grand Blanc!  We hope you ...
04/25/2019
First at Four Focus: Purses for a purpose

Tonight is the Wrap-Up Event for "Purses for a Purpose" from 6 to 8pm at Kim Rose Fashions in Grand Blanc! We hope you can come! Cost of entry is one gently used purse full of items to uplift women in need. In exchange, you receive a $5 coupon to use on something nice and new at Kim Rose Fashions and the good feelings you get knowing you helped empower a woman in need! WIN-WIN #Blessed #ThankYou #FlintFwd #FlintStrong

https://www.abc12.com/content/news/First-at-Four-Focus-Purses-for-a-purpose--509024021.html

Kim Rose Fashions and Crossover Downtown Outreach Ministry collect donations of purses to help women reentering the workforce.

So blessed to have help from The HUB Flint in getting the word out about Purses for a Purpose with Kim Rose Fashions!  T...
04/24/2019

So blessed to have help from The HUB Flint in getting the word out about Purses for a Purpose with Kim Rose Fashions! The WRAP-UP Event is Thursday, April 25th from 6pm to 8pm. A gently used purse full of items to uplift women in need gets you in the door as well as a $5 off coupon!

Purse purge.

Yes, many have "too many" of them in their closets. Thankfully, there's a chance to put them to good use at Kim Rose Fashions' "Purses for a Purpose" event hosted in collaboration with Crossover Downtown Outreach Ministry.

Ladies, you have until Thursday to collect your gently used purses and fill them with women's essentials for a $5 off coupon. Not bad, right?

04/22/2019
Jasmyn Durham TV

More on "Purses for a Purpose" with Kim Rose Fashions benefitting women in need through Crossover Downtown Outreach Ministry.

Collection ongoing through Thursday with Wrap-Up Event Thursday, April 25th from 6pm to 8pm at Kim Rose Fashions in the Grand Mall, Grand Blanc, MI!
#UpliftingWomen #WomenHelpingWomen #WeAreBetterTogether #Blessed

Take your gently used purse filled with items women need to Kim Rose Fashions between NOW and THURSDAY (April 25) or at the Wrap-Up event Thursday evening from 6 to 8 to receive a $5 off coupon to get yourself something special. @Crossover Downtown Outreach Ministry Kim Rose Fashions

Fantastic morning with Kim at Kim Rose Fashions and Jasmyn Durham TV and Mike from WEYI-TV & FOX66 News promoting PURSES...
04/22/2019

Fantastic morning with Kim at Kim Rose Fashions and Jasmyn Durham TV and Mike from WEYI-TV & FOX66 News promoting PURSES FOR A PURPOSE! Take your gently used purse filled with items women need to Kim Rose Fashions between NOW and THURSDAY (April 25) or at the Wrap-Up event Thursday evening from 6 to 8 to receive a $5 off coupon to get yourself something special in thanks for Uplifting Women in Need...Women Helping Women...

Excited to be on FOX 66/25 this morning - talking about our Purses for a Purpose Event.

Kim Rose Fashions
04/22/2019

Kim Rose Fashions

BIG HAPPENINGS AT KIM ROSE FASHIONS❣️

PURSES FOR A PURPOSE WRAP PARTY...

THURSDAY APRIL 25TH @ KRF 6-8

ENTRY WILL REQUIRE A GENTLY USED PURSE PACKED WITH NECESSITIES!!!!!!

PLEASE COME AND CELEBRATE THIS GREAT EVENT❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

"There is nothing left to fearNothing Heaven knowsFor He died for us to give us lifeAnd to give us hope He rose" - Hope'...
04/21/2019

"There is nothing left to fear
Nothing Heaven knows
For He died for us to give us life
And to give us hope He rose" - Hope's Song by Rebecca St. James.

HAPPY EASTER ONE AND ALL! Thank you for helping us share the HOPE of Easter ALL YEAR LONG!

Wishing you all a blessed Good Friday in preparation for a Happy Easter!
04/19/2019

Wishing you all a blessed Good Friday in preparation for a Happy Easter!

Thank you to our wonderful friends at Court Street United Methodist Church for sharing "An Easter Promise" and some swee...
04/18/2019

Thank you to our wonderful friends at Court Street United Methodist Church for sharing "An Easter Promise" and some sweet treats with our littlest clients! #Blessed #HappyEaster #FlintFwd #FlintStrong #Uplifting

More #opportunity!  Check it out and share please!
04/09/2019
Android Industries to add 150 jobs in Flint

More #opportunity! Check it out and share please!

FLINT, Mich. - Android Industries, an automotive supplier, is growing and looking to add jobs. The company will create 150 manufacturing jobs, including entry level and managerial positions, at its Flint plant. Android Industries currently employs more than 200 people, but has downsized over the yea...

Special Thanks to Little Beans Jeans for donating so many wonderful baby and children's clothes, toys, etc. Their Spring...
04/08/2019

Special Thanks to Little Beans Jeans for donating so many wonderful baby and children's clothes, toys, etc. Their Spring Sale was this weekend and we were blessed with the items that didn't sell. We are honored to share these items with those less fortunate! #blessed #neighborhelpingneighbor #GodisGood

If you are trying to reach us, we are sorry but, we are in a Comcast Outage area.  We are down until approximately 2pm t...
03/27/2019

If you are trying to reach us, we are sorry but, we are in a Comcast Outage area. We are down until approximately 2pm today. We are still serving clients and taking donations but the phones and internet are not working.

Last week was a busy one with our AMAZING volunteers from across the country on their #alternativespringbreak trips!  We...
03/20/2019

Last week was a busy one with our AMAZING volunteers from across the country on their #alternativespringbreak trips! We didn't want to miss the chance to say a SPECIAL THANKS to these wonderful young women from Virginia Tech! Also, thanks to The Firestone Center for coordinating and providing housing so that these wonderful young people can come help uplift our community! #Blessed #Grateful #Humbled

Special THANKS to our friends from St. Jude's Episcopal Church in Fenton for their generous gift of socks and gloves!  T...
03/20/2019

Special THANKS to our friends from St. Jude's Episcopal Church in Fenton for their generous gift of socks and gloves! Thank you for your loving gifts and for uplifting those less fortunate! YOU ARE CROSSOVER

Happy 1st Day of Spring from all of us here at Crossover Downtown Outreach Ministry!
03/20/2019

Happy 1st Day of Spring from all of us here at Crossover Downtown Outreach Ministry!

Sharing this from our friends at Genesee Health System.  They tweeted this link and we think it will help you take advan...
03/20/2019
Our 5 Favorite Google Docs Resume Templates

Sharing this from our friends at Genesee Health System. They tweeted this link and we think it will help you take advantage of the #opportunities in our community!

"Yes, we made a resume template on Google Docs! It’s free, easy to plug your own stuff into, and explains where everything should go and how, from what your bullets should look like to what skills you should list." https://www.themuse.com/advice/top-google-docs-resume-templates-how-to-use-them

No one likes writing a resume from scratch—so we picked five you can plug your information right into. Easy peasy!

Again, we were #Blessed to have more kids on their #AlterativeSpringBreak here at Crossover helping uplift our neighbors...
03/13/2019

Again, we were #Blessed to have more kids on their #AlterativeSpringBreak here at Crossover helping uplift our neighbors in need! Today's friends came from Virginia Tech and Harris-Stowe State University! These groups are coordinated by The Firestone Center here in Flint. Thanks to you all for making a difference in Flint and Genesee County!

#Opportunity for individuals with disabilities or other barriers to employment interested in apparel sewing machine oper...
03/11/2019

#Opportunity for individuals with disabilities or other barriers to employment interested in apparel sewing machine operator jobs on March 13. Peckham Inc., will host a second hiring event! The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Genesee Valley Center Mall, 3341 S. Linden Rd., Flint, MI 48507.

Blessed to have MORE amazing students helping at Crossover!  These young women came to Flint from Siena Heights Universi...
03/06/2019

Blessed to have MORE amazing students helping at Crossover! These young women came to Flint from Siena Heights University and the SHU Campus Ministry helped sort, label, and hang clothing helping our clients have a wonderful shopping experience! Thanks for uplifting our neighbors in need with love, respect, and compassion! #SaintsRock #AlternativeSpringBreak #Blessed

*ATTENTION CITY OF FLINT RESIDENTS*  Genesee County Community Action Resource Department has funding for Water Heater Re...
03/06/2019

*ATTENTION CITY OF FLINT RESIDENTS* Genesee County Community Action Resource Department has funding for Water Heater Replacement. Contact GCCARD at 810-787-0199 to learn How To Qualify! Please Share!

WOW!  What an amazing group of young people!  These students from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor are spending thei...
03/05/2019

WOW! What an amazing group of young people! These students from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor are spending their Alternative Spring Break here in Flint, uplifting those in need! Thanks for helping us here at Crossover Downtown Outreach Ministry on your vacation! WHAT A BLESSING!!! #GoWolverines #UofMAnnArbor #ThanksForBlessingOthers #AlternativeSpringBreak

SECRET SANTA ALERT:  What a blessing!  We had a secret Santa deliver 8 boxes full of new toys and things teenagers would...
03/01/2019

SECRET SANTA ALERT: What a blessing! We had a secret Santa deliver 8 boxes full of new toys and things teenagers would love to Crossover today for next Christmas! Looking forward to wrapping these and sharing them with children and teens who would otherwise go without! THANK YOU...you know who you are 😍

Our first class of 2019 in collaboration with MSUE Genesee County starts Thursday, Feb 28th and we still have some spots...
02/21/2019

Our first class of 2019 in collaboration with MSUE Genesee County starts Thursday, Feb 28th and we still have some spots available. If you qualify for a Bridge Card, you qualify for this class! Come learn how to EAT HEALTHY, BE ACTIVE with MSUE Genesee County, Crossover Downtown Outreach Ministry, and St. Paul's Episcopal Church!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  Special thanks to our friends from Powers Catholic High School for spending their day v...
02/14/2019

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Special thanks to our friends from Powers Catholic High School for spending their day volunteering at Crossover! You truly bless us and our neighbors in need with your time and talents. #FutureisBright #CapstoneProject #GoChargers

Unloading toilet paper from Court Street United Methodist Church was a community event...our clients are thankful for th...
02/05/2019

Unloading toilet paper from Court Street United Methodist Church was a community event...our clients are thankful for the help and ready to step up and help as well!!! #blessed #neighborhelpingneighbor #workingtogether #WeAreAllGodsChildren

Special thanks to everyone at Court Street United Methodist Church!  The TPBowl was a HUGE success and the congregation ...
02/05/2019

Special thanks to everyone at Court Street United Methodist Church! The TPBowl was a HUGE success and the congregation beat the Genesis Class. However, with over 5,000 rolls of toilet paper donated to Crossover, we believe EVERYONE WINS, especially our clients who will benefit from this loving competition! God Bless You All!!!

Will you be our Valentine?
02/01/2019

Will you be our Valentine?

Happy Friday!  Though the cold winds still blow, we're open and ready to help!  #StayWarm #BeBlessed #WeareOpen
02/01/2019

Happy Friday! Though the cold winds still blow, we're open and ready to help! #StayWarm #BeBlessed #WeareOpen

Due to the extreme cold, Crossover will be cloaed Thursday, January 31st.  Please stay home, stay warm, be safe, and we ...
01/31/2019

Due to the extreme cold, Crossover will be cloaed Thursday, January 31st. Please stay home, stay warm, be safe, and we will see you Friday!

Food Bank of Eastern Michigan
01/30/2019

Food Bank of Eastern Michigan

Warming Centers open during the winter storm:

01/29/2019
Governor Gretchen Whitmer

Crossover will be CLOSED TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30th due to the extreme cold temperatures. Attached is the Governor's State of Emergency declaration along with some great tips for staying safe during these extremely cold days.

I am declaring a state of emergency to respond to the impacts of the extreme cold temperatures.

Keeping Michiganders safe during this stretch of dangerously cold temperatures is our priority. Such widespread, extreme conditions have not occurred in Michigan for many years and it is imperative that we are proactive with record-low temperatures being predicted by the National Weather Service. Wind chills are predicted as low as 50 degrees below zero in many places, such as metro Detroit which is especially unaccustomed to these temps.

Safety tips to stay safe during cold weather:

• Limit your time outside. If you need to go outside, wear layers of warm clothing. Watch for signs of frostbite and hypothermia.
• Signs of frostbite include: loss of feeling and color around the face, fingers and toes, numbness, white or grayish-yellow skin, firm or waxy skin.
• Signs of hypothermia include: shivering, exhaustion, confusion, fumbling hands, memory loss, slurred speech or drowsiness.
• Avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. Only use generators and grills outdoors and away from windows. Never heat your home with a gas stovetop or oven.
• Reduce the risk of a heart attack. Avoid overexertion when shoveling snow.
• Check on neighbors. Older adults and young children are more at risk in extreme cold.
• Pets are also at risk for cold weather injuries and should be kept indoors.
• If travel is necessary, keep a full tank of gas and an emergency preparedness kit in your vehicle. Put warm clothing, such as gloves, blankets and hats, and a cell phone charger in your kit.

To prevent frozen pipes:

• Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage.
• Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals up out of the reach of children.
• When the weather is very cold outside, let the cold-water drip from the faucet served by exposed pipes. Running water through the pipe - even at a trickle - helps prevent pipes from freezing.
• Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and at night. By temporarily suspending the use of lower nighttime temperatures, you may incur a higher heating bill, but you can prevent a costlier repair job if pipes freeze and burst.
• If you will be going away during cold weather, leave the heat on in your home, set to a temperature no lower than 55° F.

To thaw frozen pipes:

• If you turn on a faucet and only a trickle comes out, suspect a frozen pipe. Likely places for frozen pipes include against exterior walls or where your water service enters your home through the foundation.
• Keep the faucet open. As you treat the frozen pipe and the frozen area begins to melt, water will begin to flow through the frozen area. Running water through the pipe will help melt ice in the pipe.
• Apply heat to the section of pipe using an electric heating pad wrapped around the pipe, an electric hair dryer, a portable space heater (kept away from flammable materials), or by wrapping pipes with towels soaked in hot water. Do not use a blowtorch, kerosene or propane heater, charcoal stove, or other open flame device.
• Apply heat until full water pressure is restored. If you are unable to locate the frozen area, if the frozen area is not accessible, or if you cannot thaw the pipe, call a licensed plumber.

Residents who need assistance or guidance during the extreme cold are encouraged to call 211.

Michigan weather is unpredictable any time of year, but especially during the winter months. If you are stranded, do not leave your vehicle. Stay with the vehicle and wait for help.

Motorists are encouraged to check travel conditions and weather reports before driving at www.michigan.gov/roadconditions. Major road closures can be found at www.michigan.gov/drive. The MSP/EMHSD asks that you tune into local news and/or view these websites rather than calling your local MSP post or 911 for travel conditions.

For more information on how to prepare before, during and after an emergency or disaster, visit www.michigan.gov/miready or follow MSP/EMHSD on Twitter at @MichEMHS.

Address

414 W Court St
Flint, MI
48503

General information

HOURS: Monday through Friday Donations: 9am to 3pm Clients: 10am to 2:30 pm for food 10am to 2:00 pm for clothing, household and personal items

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 15:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 15:00
Thursday 09:00 - 15:00
Friday 09:00 - 15:00

Telephone

(810) 234-2479

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