Crossroad Services to open emergency girls shelter

Crossroad Family and Child Services announced they're opening an emergency girls shelter.

Posted: Oct 23, 2017 9:12 AM
Updated: Oct 23, 2017 9:12 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- Crossroad Family and Child Services announced they're opening an emergency girls shelter. 

Crossroad can currently house 45 kids on their campus, and around 85 kids attend their school. 

The new shelter will add 15 beds for temporary care of girls ages six to 21. 

Many of the kids who pass through Crossroad are suffering from emotional and behavioral challenges, or have endured trauma. 

"Crossroad has on our staff mental health therapists, so we can offer counseling services that are not present at other facilities, and our direct care staff that serve kids in our other residential programs have a lot of experience in dealing with acting out behaviors, and challenging behaviors that pose difficulties for more traditional shelter care facilities," said Randall Rider, CEO. 

For more information on Crossroad, click here

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