Crosspoint, Inc (Nonprofit)
Crosspoint exists to build safer and stronger communities by empowering individuals to lead productive lives. With the right combination of resources, services, and vision, we believe that successful community reintegration is possible. Crosspoint has provided a wide array of services to tens of thousands of Veteran, state hospital patients and formerly incarcerated men and women, as well as individuals experiencing issues related to homelessness, mental illness, mental disability, and financial responsibility. Wherever there has been a need, Crosspoint has found a way to assist through mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, life skills enhancement and/or transformational residential services. Through these services, Crosspoint has been able to help thousands of our citizens once again be productive members of the community.
The Behavioral Health Diversion Program provides 24/7 residential support with embedded outpatient treatment services for men with co-occurring disorders in need of post-crisis stabilization or early justice system intervention (diversion). Crosspoint’s program serves adults with mental health disorders, substance abuse disorders or co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders. All participants reside at Crosspoint for a period ranging from 60 to 120 days (up to 210 persons served per year). Mental health services are rendered on-site by Crosspoint licensed clinicians and a part-time contractual psychiatrist. For those residents needing services elsewhere in the community and/or as part of the discharge process, Crosspoint staff facilitates referrals to external providers. When a partner delivers behavioral health care, Case Managers regularly communicate with treatment staff to solve problems, ensure retention in treatment, reduce challenges to completion and eliminate service duplication. In Crosspoint’s experience, most members of the target population will be homeless or at risk of becoming homeless; therefore our Case Managers help participants secure stable housing that supports a pro-social lifestyle prior to program release.
Men only Must have a mental health disorder, substance abuse disorder, or co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders. Clients in need of step-down services can be referred by hospital social workers associated with the Southwest Texas Crisis Collaborative. Those individuals who are criminal justice system involved due to behavioral health issues can be referred by Central Magistration (pretrial) or Specialty Courts.
Casa Mia, a partnership between Crosspoint and the UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing (SON), opened in late December 2018 and is currently funded by the Texas Department of State Health Services, the Baptist Health Foundation, and the Sisters of the Holy Spirit. This innovative care model fulfills an essential need in Texas by providing transitional residential programming in the beautiful 4500 square foot Pryor House in the historic Monte Vista neighborhood. Casa Mia focuses specifically on women with opioid use disorder who are pregnant and/or parenting and welcomes their young children to accompany them. This program relies on the proven Crosspoint model of transitional residential services to provide recovery housing while women access needed outpatient treatment services. The SON brings to Casa Mia its extensive expertise in women’s health, child growth and development, nutrition, and program evaluation. Further, unlike most recovery housing, Casa Mia welcomes women who have chosen a variety of pathways to recovery including medication assisted treatment.
Women with opioid use disorder who are pregnant and/or parenting, and their children
Crosspoint provides a structured residential environment for individuals referred by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the U.S. Probation Office or U.S. Pretrial Services. Accountability is the foundation for this service model. Residents are held accountable for their behavior and progress throughout the program while staff is accountable for adhering to procedures that promote public safety. Every resident undergoes assessment and individualized program planning. After a short in-house orientation period the resident receives additional privileges which allow him/her to become further integrated into the community. Measures of program progress include obtaining employment, development of a realistic budget, improving family and community support systems, remaining drug and alcohol-free, and the development of a stable residential plan. The Crosspoint experience helps reduce recidivism and the attendant societal and economic costs by utilizing integrated, evidence-based services. Crosspoint strives to forge the essential alliance between criminal justice supervision, community service providers and other community stakeholders to provide our clients with the resources and guidance necessary to lead productive lives and achieve restoration of citizenship. Restoration of the individual, the family and the community at large is paramount and Crosspoint allows for individual restoration through community service projects, faith-based services, structured programming and supportive relationship with our staff.
Referral from the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the U.S. Probation Office, or U.S. Pretrial Services
Located at The Summit facility, Crosspoint’s Veterans program provides transitional residential rehabilitation and case management services. This 3- to 6-month program provides comfortable, structured transitional housing to homeless Veterans and includes a needs assessment individual program planning and structured programming such as life skills classes, self-help support groups and individual counseling. All services are coordinated with social work staff from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The program offers Veterans a chance to reestablish stable, permanent housing, a healthy, independent lifestyle through opportunities to obtain medical and behavioral health treatment, secure a stable source of income, develop a savings plan and arrange a stable residence.
The Esperanza Court provides transitional residential support to individuals enrolled in the Bexar County Human Trafficking Court. This Bexar County Specialty Court began operating in May 2014 with the aim of interrupting the cycle of prostitution, arrests and addiction that devastates the lives of women and men. Shortly after the court’s inception, Crosspoint agreed to add its proven model of transitional residential services to the court’s resources. Crosspoint’s Esperanza program provides a safe and secure residential experience for clients. The program is co-located in our Residential Reentry Center where that program’s structure and accountability rules provide clients positive support in their challenging transition. Esperanza clients who lack positive supports in the community need time to establish a stable foundation for independent growth and success. The Crosspoint program provides a safe haven from which Esperanza clients can take time to build their skills and resources as they prepare for a new life.
Crosspoint operates an outpatient clinic licensed for addictions treatment and staffed with licensed mental health professionals, as well. The clinic is located adjacent in the Austin-Cullum Outpatient Center in the east wing of The Summit. The Austin-Cullum Outpatient Center provides trauma-informed mental health and addictions services to Veterans, their families and care-givers through a Texas HHS-funded grant. The Veterans and Family program also serves active duty military and the grant includes services for Veterans with less than honorable discharges as well as those who only wore the uniform for a short time. This outpatient center also provides free counseling services to residents of District 2 who can benefit from supportive brief intervention counseling. Crosspoint also contracts with a psychiatrist who provides services to referrals from the U.S. Probation Office. Please call 210-549-4730 or 210-913-2216 to make a referral over the phone. This call can be made by the client, the CPS officer, a treatment counselor, or even a family member.