At Cross Roads House:
- We protect men, women, and children experiencing homelessness in the Greater Seacoast area from exposure and hunger.
- We provide secure, transitional shelter for those seeking to break the cycle of homelessness.
- We support individuals and families by providing them with the opportunity to move with dignity and purpose to stable and decent housing
At Cross Roads House, we provide:
- Emergency and transitional shelter
- Three meals a day for our residents
- Needs assessments and case management services
- Access to a variety of services on-site (including mental health counseling, primary medical and dental care, AA & NA meetings)
- Referrals to services throughout the community (e.g., public housing, rehab, counseling, parenting support, Community Action Programs and more )
- Support and direction for returning to permanent housing
- “Rent Ready” and “Ready to Work” seminar classes
- Post-shelter case management to help maintain housing
Cross Roads House opened its doors in 1982 to assist homeless individuals and families. We have since become one of the largest emergency and transitional shelters in New Hampshire, serving eastern New Hampshire and southern Maine. We currently house approximately 100 people on any given night, and our emergency shelter is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Cross Roads House offers food, shelter, and a proven program that helps our residents achieve their goal of independent and sustainable housing. In fact, the majority of people who have participated in our transitional program leave Cross Roads House for permanent housing, equipped with tangible goals and the skills to achieve them.
Cross Roads House is fortunate to have 19 community leaders representing a diverse range of industries serving on our Board of Directors.
Cross Roads House is open and staffed 24/7/365. Our highly skilled staff provide a host of supportive services for the 100+ residents we serve every day.
Cross Roads House residents and staff discuss the life-changing opportunities that are available at the shelter.
Nathan shares how Cross Roads House helped his family reunite and find a home to call their own.
A look back on the Winter of 2014 and the shelter and support Cross Roads House provided.
Katie shares her story of overcoming challenges, as well as the support she received from Cross Roads House.
No, we are not a government agency. Cross Roads House is an independently run 501(c)(3) non-profit agency governed by a board of directors. Over $1 million of our operating budget comes from private donations. The remainder comes from a combination of local, state and federal government grants.
Yes, we welcome volunteers! Most volunteers work in our kitchen either prepping, cooking, or serving dinner. Each month, we offer a one-hour volunteer orientation that includes a shelter tour, an overview of kitchen operations and volunteer expectations. Contact us to learn more.
The number one type of support we need is financial. More than $1 million of our operating revenue comes from private donations from individuals and businesses. Donations at all levels are greatly appreciated! Visit our Want to Help page to learn more.