For Immediate Release
Contact: Amy Ventetuolo
Reno, Nevada. June 27, 2016. A special awards ceremony and luncheon will be held at Washoe County’s Bartley Ranch Regional Park to honor individuals, businesses and organizations that have contributed to the success of the Crossroads Program since its inception in 2011. Several members of the Crossroads program will also be recognized for their dedication to staying clean and sober.
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. Crossroads is a collaboration between Washoe County Social Services (WCSS), Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada.
Clients in the program are given a safe and caring environment to live in, along with wrap-around social services, including; drug and alcohol counseling, employment support, volunteer/work opportunities, and other tools to help them establish a new, more productive path in life. The goal of Crossroads is to prevent relapses into homelessness and substance abuse, and to reduce public costs associated with jail, hospital and other emergency services. The program has shown tremendous success with many community partners, and Washoe County estimates that Crossroads is saving the community more than $7 million a year.
What: Crossroads Program Awards Ceremony
Where: Washoe County’s Bartley Ranch Regional Park inside the Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater, 6000 Bartley Ranch Rd. Reno
When: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 11:30 a.m.
Contact: Washoe County Media & Communications Specialist Chris Ciarlo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-328-2070
CCNN Director of Marketing and Public Relations Matt Vaughan at email@example.com or 775-322-7073 ext. 235
Crossroads by the Numbers:
- 600 clients served since inception in 2011
- Offers 151 beds, 20 of which are for veterans
- 102 days is the average length of stay at Crossroads
- 96 percent of residents volunteer in the community
- 25 percent of clients have been reunited with family
- 100 percent of program participants are clean, sober and working toward their personal goals
- Cost is $1.4 million, saves the community more than $7 million annually