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.

Housing

Our Housing programs focus on Short & Long Term assistance,Tenant Workshops & Homeless Prevention.

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.

Money Management Workshops

These monthly workshops are designed to help build financial resources in one’s life. 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 office at 717-355-2454. The main topics include:

  • How to manage your money
  • How to get and maintain good credit
  • Study the difference between wants vs. needs
  • Banking and savings accounts

Case Management

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

Cross Cares

Cross Cares is a program designed to meet physical needs by connecting the Church 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 Lisa:  office@elancocross.org.

Getting Ahead in a Just Getting By World

This 16 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.

What’s Next

This monthly program is offered to all Getting Ahead graduates. Each month graduates gather together to build resources and review goals! Please contact joan@elancocross.org for more information about the next event!

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.