If you are experiencing an emergency please call 2-1-1 to get connected to resources in our community, including CrossNet Ministries.

CrossNet offers programs related to utility assistance, furniture, transportation, financial guidance, money management and maintaining housing. CrossNet also provides referrals for county and state poverty-related programs.

CrossNet Ministries strives to learn and connect with services and resources in the county that benefit the ELANCO community. If you need assistance in knowing what is available or assistance in applying for county programs, please contact our office. We desire to support individuals in the ELANCO community build their resources.


Our housing programs focus on Short & Long Term assistance & Homeless Prevention

Pathways to Housing is a 12-18 month program that offers safe and affordable housing to those experiencing or about to experience homelessness in the ELANCO Community. Participants build their emotional, physical, spiritual and financial resources during their time in the program.

CrossNet Ministries works with families and individuals who are eligible with housing support and referrals. Please contact Joan at 717-355-2454 for more information.

Financial Educational Programs

These workshops are designed to help build financial resources and equip individual to help make more informed decisions regarding finances. They are held once a month and designed to equip individuals with information to help make more informed decisions regarding finances. For information on the next workshop please contact the joan@elancocross.org or at 717-355-2454. Program workshops:

  • 1:1 Budgeting – Find out what your current budget looks like
  • 1:1 Credit Repair – An in-depth look at your credit reports
  • Money & Me – Learn how to budget your money.

Case Management

CrossNet provides assessment, referrals and follow-up. Please contact Joan at 717-355-2454 for assistance, information on services available and other resources in the county.


CrossNet’s Transportation Ministry is available for those in ELANCO who need access to medical or educational appointments. This includes school meetings, doctor, dental and mental health appointments. The family transportation is in partnership with the Kiwanis Club of New Holland.  Contact Joan for more details,joan@elancocross.org 

Cross Cares

Cross Cares is a program designed to meet specific physical needs, including diapers by connecting churches and individuals with those who need resources. Based on eligibility, Cross Cares can assist on providing physical items including, transportation, diapers, formula. This program is only for those who live in the ELANCO School District. To be added to the Cross Cares email list or for help with resources, please contact Joan: joan@elancocross.org or Meredith at Meredith@elancocross.org

Servants Inc Partnership

CrossNet partners with Servants to bring together willing volunteers with homeowners in need to offer basic home repairs and maintenance. This program focuses on individuals in our community having safe places to live and thrive.

Success Coach and Shared Success

CrossNet partners with Employer Resource Network (ERN) and local employers to provide a Success Coach for their employees. The desire is to provide resources and support to employees for job retention and success.

Getting Ahead in a Just Getting By World

This 12 week workshop is designed to help participants investigate causes of poverty-related issues, discover the resources needed to overcome life’s problems and create a support system to help. These workshops include dinner, a workbook and a $25 gift card per session for full participation. For more information on the next workshop please contact joan@elancocross.org.

Poverty Education/Bridges out of Poverty

CrossNet Ministries believes in the power of education and opportunity to empower our community to take positive steps forward in addressing poverty. Community members looking to build up their resources are invited to join our “Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’ By World” class, offered over a 16-week period (See above). CrossNet is committed to offering relevant training to their staff and volunteers, including the Bridges out of Poverty framework (created by Dr. Payne, DeVol, and Dreussi Smith), and the wide-ranging impact of trauma.

Celebrate Recovery

This is a Christ-Centered Recovery Program.  Celebrate Recovery, a weekly, faith-based 12-step program, is designed to help individuals find freedom from hurts, habits and hang-ups. It is based on the eight principles from the Beatitudes.  Every Thursday 6-9 PM at Petra Church, 565 Airport Rd, New Holland.  6 PM is Fellowship & Food, 7 PM is the Meeting. Everyone is welcome!  Contact us at elancocelebraterecovery@gmail.com or at 717-587-2202.