Hunger & Homeless Ministries

Email Mission@crossroadspres.org for more information.


Afghan Refugee Sponsorship
Crossroads has committed to resettle and co-sponsor an Afghan family in February. With warmer weather, they could use bikes (detail here).  You can help and learn more here.
Contact: Joann Steidinger 

Cathedral Center
The second Thursday of each month from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Prepare dinner in advance and serve to women and families at the center.  Click here to visit the Cathedral Center’s website. Contact Pat Vicenzi

Chili Guys – St. Ben’s
Each Tuesday at 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. meet in Crossroads kitchen to make chili. Contact Dick Janssen cook for the hungry chili and help deliver to St. Ben’s clinic for the homeless in Milwaukee.

 

Milwaukee Rescue Mission
MRM is an emergency shelter in Milwaukee serving men, women, and children facing homelessness. MRM provides meals, shelter, clothing, and long-term recovery programs, including education, job training, addiction recovery support, mentoring, and life-skills classes. Many volunteer opportunities are available year-round including sorting donations, serving meals, distributing clothing and hygiene items, wrapping Christmas gifts, and working with children at Cross Trainers Academy or during summer camp.
Contact: Joann Steidinger

Mission Garden – 2022
Contact Pat Vicenzi or Karen McKinney if you would like to volunteer! Volunteers are needed especially for watering early in the season and then for harvesting.  Produce is donated to Family Sharing as well as the Saukville Food Pantry. Our focus on vegetables produces heavily, and is easily prepared by families (beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, yellow squash and zucchini). The raised garden beds reduce the need for weeding and watering.

Family Sharing: Feed a Family
Click here for a list of items requested by Family Sharing during this month. Drop off your purchase at the Mission board grocery cart or deliver your donations directly to Family Sharing in Grafton.

Family Promise
A homeless prevention and emergency shelter for families and individuals. Crossroads and 16 other congregations partner to provide meals for shelter guests and conduct supply drives to meet the shelter guests’ basic needs. Current volunteer opportunities include helping prepare meals, sorting and organizing donated items, assisting with data entry, and landscaping around the building in Port Washington. When the new permanent shelter opens in December 2022, many additional volunteer opportunities will become available, including resume building, hands-on activities for children, staff support during the evening and weekend hours, financial literacy programs, healthy parenting, nutrition, and on-site child-care. Visit familypromiseoz.org

Divine Intervention – Serve a meal or be an overnight prayer vigil supervisor in this ministry at Tippecanoe Presbyterian Church in Milwaukee; providing a safe and warm place for people to sleep during the winter months.  Provide donations of bus passes, fair-trade coffee, creamer, sugar, new undergarments, gently used socks, toiletries, hand warmers, gloves, and hats.

Larry’s Under the Bridge
Volunteer to prepare bagged dinners that are delivered to the Bay View area on Sundays and Mondays, weekly, to those who may/may not qualify for shelters.  Additional donations of toiletries, socks, underwear, toilet paper, and winter clothing may be delivered with the dinners. Click here for more information.