Crossroads' mission is to empower youth who are homeless, abandoned, abused, or at-risk to lead healthy, productive lives. They are committed to creating an environment where all youth can grow, thrive, make choices, and become valued, contributing members of society. Crossroads Programs was founded in 1978 through a collaboration of interfaith community leaders committed to providing shelter to runaway and homeless youth. They formed a volunteer Board of Directors and incorporated Crossroads as a private, non-profit organization. Over the years Crossroads’ expertise in sheltering youth has expanded to include clinical services for all types of at-risk youth.