The Emergency Shelter provides homeless adults and families temporary shelter and meals. On-site programs, Shelter staff, and community volunteers help clients access resources for independent living. The program emphasis is to help clients set short-term goals that will equip them for relocation into a stable environment upon exiting the Shelter. Maximum length of occupancy is six months.
- 98-bed capacity: 58 men, 24 women and 4 Family Rooms, all are housed separately, filled on a first come, first served basis
- Structured communal living arrangement including assigned chores
Case management assessment involving community resource networking with the Employment Security Commission, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Work First, Legal Services, Mental Health services, Social Security Administration, Public Health services and others.
Our Intake hours for the emergency shelter are from 6pm -8pm, seven days a week.
1. Client must provide proof of homelessness. Proof of homelessness can be a letter from another homeless shelter or a transitional program, an eviction notice or letter from landlord indicating his intent to begin eviction proceedings, a letter from other household members clearly stating reason for homelessness.
2. Client must have a state issued photo I.D.
3. If minor children will accompany parent, we need a Birth Certificate for each child.
Agencies, hospitals, and correctional facilities, please use our referral form. Once complete, fax it to our office at 252-752-8766 along with a copy of a State Issued Photo ID of client needing to come in. We will not accept the referral forms without a copy of the State Issued ID.
Also, please read the guideline for homelessness verification prior to sending the referral.
Due to the shelter housing families and children, we do not take sex offenders.
WorkFirst Emergency housing assistance
The WorkFirst Emergency Housing Assistance Program serves Pitt County families whose income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level, and who are facing eviction and/or homelessness. Applicants must live in Pitt County, have a minor child in the home and have income.
Applicants may qualify for assistance with back rent or for security deposits and/or first month’s rent when moving into new arrangements to avoid homelessness.
Assistance is not guaranteed. Applicants may receive assistance from this program one time only.
The mission of the program is to assist families in acquiring and maintaining housing self-sufficiency in order to avoid eviction and homelessness.
Applicants must also be able to demonstrate an ability to maintain the living arrangements on an ongoing basis once any arrearages are cleared. A typical assessment is that rent cannot exceed 35% of the applicant’s income.
Applicants may call Community Crossroads at 252-752-0829 for more information and to make an appointment.
Greenville Community Shelter Clinic (Affiliate Program)
The Greenville Community Shelter Clinic (GCSC) is a free medical clinic run by medical students at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. The clinic offers basic medical services and referrals to anyone in need of them.
The clinic first opened in December 1988 and is currently located on the grounds of the former Agnes Fullilove School (attached to the Community Crossroads Center). The clinic has three exam rooms, a small conference room, a laboratory, and a medical supply closet.
Medical students, premedical students, community pharmacists, social workers, and physicians all donate their time to run the clinic. ECU Physicians’ Family Practice center, Pitt County Health Department, Vidant Medical Center, the James D. Bernstein Clinic, HealthAssist/AccessEast, and local private physicians all provide referral services for our patients. The prescriptions are delivered to Community Crossroads Center to be given to the residents.
The clinic offers primary care appointments (for chronic and acute care needs), referral options, over-the-counter medication, prescription medication drop-off services, care managing, and mental health services. The clinic is open on Mondays from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm and the first and third Thursday of each month from 6:30-9:30 PM. Appointments are on a first-come, first-serve basis. The clinic welcomes any and all patients who need access to free medical care!
To contact the clinic, call 252-758-9244.