SPC Host Crosspoint, Inc.
October 30, 2018
ST. PHILIP'S COLLEGE HOSTS CROSSPOINT, INC.’S 12TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR
St. Philip's College hosted Crosspoint, Inc.’s 12th Annual Community Resource Fair Oct. 13 in the college’s Bowden Alumni Center at 1801 Martin Luther King Drive.
The community correctional services agency provides a bevy 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. In 2009, the agency began providing a 100-bed structured residential program and corporate headquarters in the iconic 86,000 square feet The Summit property at 301 Yucca St. for formerly incarcerated citizens including about 30 veterans transitioning back into society, 30 new offices and a current residential capacity of 95.
While the 2017 version of the Crosspoint event was also held at the college, the 2018 season event coincided with the 2018 Texas Veterans Service Fair at the St. Philip’s College Good Samaritan Veterans Outreach and Transition Center at 202 Connelly St., and Dr. Kevin J. Downey attended both events in his capacity as Crosspoint chief executive officer. At Crosspoint’s fair, many residents and their families gained access to a bevy of community agency representatives. One-on-one interaction to benefit residents by building their understanding of how community services work and in turn built their contacts and confidence to reach out for support, according to organizers.
In 1963, a group of San Antonio citizens formed Crosspoint as a chartered nonprofit corporation for the purpose of providing residential facilities that would aid in the rehabilitation of persons with emotional and psychological problems. A St. Philip’s College veteran student is among the honored alumni recognized online at the Crosspoint web page http://www.cpsatx.org/HonoredGraduates.php …
Larry Mosley - Veterans Program
The Veterans Transitional Housing Program has proudly selected U.S. Army Veteran Larry Mosley Sr. as it’s Graduate of the Year. He came to our program from Villa Serena in November 26, 2014 and had been homeless for over 20 years and living in the grips of addiction for over 30. With the desire and will to do and live better, he took advantage of his opportunity in the program. Mr. Mosley was able to work on his recovery and securing permanent housing. He also started to attend college at St. Philip’s. He was a positive role model among his peers. He fortified his path for long-term sobriety through steady attendance at Narcotics Anonymous support groups. Mr. Mosley was able to secure an apartment through the Veterans Assisted Subsidized Housing (VASH) program and successfully discharged on June 10, 2015. In October 2017, Mr. Mosley celebrated 3 years of drug free living and continues to attend Narcotics Anonymous on a regular basis. He has a number of other proud accomplishments. Mr. Mosley will be graduating with an Associate’s Degree in Teaching from St. Philip’s and will pursue a Bachelor’s degree also in Teaching from Texas A&M, San Antonio. He has already received his certification as a Paraprofessional for Substance Abuse from the State of Texas.
Find details on the Crosspoint experience at the web page www.cpsatx.us.
CAPTION: A highlight of the 2018 Crosspoint, Inc. Annual Community Resource Fair Oct. 13 in the St. Philip's College Bowden Alumni Center at 1801 Martin Luther King Drive was a social media photo opportunity for the Crosspoint team. The team leads the community correctional services agency that provides a bevy 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. The fair connected Crosspoint clients with confidence to reach out for support, according to organizers. (Image courtesy Crosspoint on Facebook)