Crossroads GoFundMeNow through the end of December, Access Community Action Agency will be accepting donations to repair its Youth Residential Home, Crossroads, through GoFundMe. Crossroads is an eight-bed residential program that serves male and female adolescents between the ages of 16 and 20 years. This program which is located in Norwich, Connecticut, is a community-based transitional living apartment program that strives to empower young adults to reach their full potential.

“It will take a few thousand to make these repairs,” says Crossroads Director, Jolene Berard. “We are asking our community to help raise money to make needed improvements making this house a better home for our youth in need”. All donations will help facilitate and complete the laundry list of repairs this house needs and the GoFundMe goal is set for $6,000. Unlike many fundraisers, this one is specific to this property. The residents live in two four-bedroom apartments, one for males and one for females, and are supervised 24 hours per day by our trauma-informed staff members who work with these young men and women to achieve their goals. These youth are at the point in their lives where they need to learn and practice the critical skills necessary to succeed once they are living on their own. With the community’s help, home improvement projects can be completed and provide an updated environment for the Youth to live.

Now through the end of December, the community can make a difference for Crossroads by making a donation through GoFundMe: Every dollar counts. Crossroads needs the Community’s help to meet the necessary repairs. For more information visit: Please share the GoFundMe page even if a donation cannot be made. The further the reach, the faster this list can get done and these young adults can benefit.

Access Community Action Agency is designated by the federal and state government as the anti-poverty agency in northeast Connecticut. Access provides food, affordable housing, job readiness services, and other pathways to economic self-reliance for vulnerable limited-income families and individuals throughout the region.