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Find out how Crossroads is helping those struggling with addiction and homelessness.
Media Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Nancy Leuenhagen

Reno, Nevada. Sept. 2, 2014. In recognition of National Recovery Month 2014, Washoe County Social Services and Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada are holding a press conference and open house to emphasize the tremendous success of their collaborative Crossroads Program. The program, in its third year, has helped more than 350 local people turn their lives around.

WHO: Washoe County Social Services & Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada

WHAT: Press Conference & Open House for collaborative Crossroads Program

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

(Press Conference begins at 10 a.m. Open House will continue until noon.)

WHERE: St. Vincent’s Residence at 395 Gould St., Reno, NV 89512

What is Crossroads?

Crossroads is a benchmark housing program that assists local men and women in making a successful transition from substance abuse and homelessness into a productive and fulfilling lifestyle. Currently, 114 men and women are housed at Crossroads, which offers on-site substance abuse treatment and counseling, a supportive, live-in community, and ongoing care and social services. The goal of Crossroads is to open its doors to local people who have struggled with addiction and homelessness, and help lead them toward a new, more productive path in life. The partnership program saves Washoe County millions of dollars each year by reducing costs associated with jail intake, hospital admissions and other emergency services. The program has doubled in size since its establishment in 2010.

Other community partners of the program include the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO), Join Together Northern Nevada (JTNN), Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services (NNAMHS), WestCare, Reno Municipal Court and Reno Justice Court.  National Recovery Month is a national observance that educates Americans on the fact that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance abuse disorders to live a healthy and rewarding life.

About Washoe County Social Services:  Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) Section 428.10 requires that “To the extent that money may be lawfully appropriated by the board of county commissioners for this purpose, every county shall provide care, support and relief to the poor, indigent, incompetent and those incapacitated by age, disease or accident, lawfully resident therein, when those persons are not supported or relieved by their relatives or guardians, by their own means, or by state hospitals, federal or private institutions or agencies.” We believe every person has the right to lead a healthy, safe existence, which will promote his/her capacity to become a responsible, productive citizen.

About Catholic Charities & The St. Vincent’s Programs:  Established in 1941, Catholic Charities & the St. Vincent’s Programs is a Nevada-based, 501(c) (3) tax-exempt, non-profit corporation operating nine human service programs including:  St. Vincent’s Dining Room, St. Vincent’s Food Pantry, St. Vincent's Resource Network, St. Vincent’s Affordable Housing, St. Vincent’s Thrift Shop, Holy Child Early Learning Center, Immigration Assistance Program, Adoption Program, and the Kids to Seniors Korner Program. CCNN is committed to providing help and creating hope in our community. From infants to seniors, the organization assists approximately 41,000 people per month in northern Nevada.