Crossroads Ministry began as a Food Pantry established by St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in 1982, following the Lawn Lake flood that damaged many areas of the Estes Valley. By 1985, the St Bart’s congregation realized that community need for temporary assistance surpassed the support a single church could provide. Estes Valley Interfaith Council sponsored Crossroads Ministry’s application for tax exempt status, which was received from the State of Colorado in 1985, and from the IRS in 1987.

Over the years, other emergency services were added: rent/housing assistance, utility assistance, help with medical expenses, transportation, and other basic human needs.