ACROSS describes itself as a hand up, not hand out. Their goal is to provide a safe place for people to get back on their feet. They provide interim housing to local individuals and families who are homeless or on the verge of becoming homeless due to a crisis. Many of the individuals they help, have suffered a house fire, unexpected job loss, illness, death in the family or other life altering event that has led them to deperation.
ACROSS not only provides these people with a safe place to live, they also assist them in putting their lives back together. They try and help them find jobs, child care counseling, tranportation, health care, etc. They state, "we do all this in order to fulfill the command that Jesus Christ gave the world - Love each other."