History

In 1982, Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park, Inc. was established by St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church to provide food pantry and emergency services for low income residents in need in the Estes Valley. Soon after its founding, the Lawn Lake flood damaged many areas of the Estes Valley and Crossroads programs gave vital assistance to victims of the flood.

By 1985, the St. Bartholomew’s Church realized that community need for assistance surpassed the support a single church could provide. The Estes Valley Interfaith Council sponsored Crossroads Ministry’s application for tax exempt status. Nonprofit tax exempt status was received from the State of Colorado in 1985. Federal 501(c)3 tax exempt status was received from the IRS in 1987.

At the present, the organization is sponsored and supported by fifteen local churches as well as multiple businesses, civic clubs, Salvation Army, Town of Estes Park, and a host of collaborative partners. The Self Sufficiency Program focuses on training in money management and energy efficiency for low income households.

In January 2018, the Meals on Wheels program was added to provide nutritious, single-serving meals for people who are unable to prepare meals on their own.

Restoring Hope through Giving Help

Crossroads of Estes Park was founded in 1982, when area concerned citizens and faith leaders came together and decided the Estes Valley needed a central place to send people who needed help with food, clothing and financial assistance. By pooling church resources with private and public sectors, Crossroads was able to provide more help for many needs to better serve our community, rather than duplicating efforts.

Today, Crossroads has expanded upon these relationships to establish a referral network with other agencies to provide help for immediate needs and long-term resources.

Crossroads assists struggling Estes Valley neighbors with food, clothing, rent, utilities and other basic needs.

Qualified clients may also receive financial or material assistance for medications, household items, gasoline vouchers or school supplies. Crossroads also provides long-term assistance through education and enrichment programs to help participants become self-sufficient.