Cross Roads House



2020 Goals:

Cross Roads House is dedicated to providing comprehensive solutions to ending homelessness. As one of the largest homeless shelters in the state, we meet a critical need, providing a safety net for many of the most vulnerable members of our community. We provide shelter, food, basic needs, targeted case management and supportive programs and services on-site, as well as post-shelter case management for individuals and families once housing is obtained. In the upcoming year, we will continue to provide high-quality emergency and transitional shelter and supportive services 24/7/365 to the adults and children in our community who are experiencing homelessness and to help them move to safe, affordable, permanent housing. We also strive to increase the number of people who not only move to permanent housing but remain stably housed and do not return to homelessness.

Fundraising Events:

Please join us for our 18th Annual Benefit by the Sea gala fundraiser, Saturday, May 2, 2020, at the Wentworth by the Sea Hotel in Newcastle. For more information about sponsorship opportunities or tickets, visit our website,, or contact Jessica Parker at

Giving Opportunities:

Cross Roads House relies heavily on the generosity of donors. Two-thirds of our annual operating budget comes from private donors. Contributions at all levels are needed to help us provide shelter and services to homeless families and individuals in our community. Cash donations, annual pledges, recurring gifts and gifts of stocks and bonds can be made to financially support shelter operations. Additionally, we appreciate donations of food, personal hygiene products and other items that help us run and maintain Cross Roads House. Please visit, to see the most up-to-date listing of shelter needs. Please note, we do not accept used clothing donations and have other sources of clothing for our residents.

Volunteer Opportunities:

The success at Cross Roads House would not be possible without the help of volunteers. Whether you can help once a month, or once a year, we appreciate your time and energy. We typically need help in these areas: Preparing and serving breakfast and dinner, childcare, donation pick up and group days of service. Volunteer Orientation is held monthly and is required for all volunteers. For more information about our volunteer program, contact Kristina Siegenthaler at

Board Officers

Ben St. Jean
Board President

Chuck Silva
Board Vice President

Bob Brown
Board Treasurer

Vanda Moore
Board Secretary

Mike Adams

Richard Ade

Tim Allison

Suzanne Bresette

Eric Campbell

Denis Cloutier

Ken Cohen

Denis Dillon

Kathryn Drew

Steve Goddard

Vivan Martindale

Shaun Mathews

Lex Scourby

Joe St. Martin

Mary Lee Worboys


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