Crosslines offers several assistance programs to residents in Greene County. Once residents apply for assistance, applications are reviewed to fit clients with a program that best meets their needs.

Eligibility

To qualify for holiday assistance programs through Crosslines, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be residents of Greene County
  • Must provide Social Security Cards for all members of household (including children)
  • Must provide a piece of mail less than 30 days old
  • Household income must fall at or below USDA Poverty Scale for family size

In addition, applicants must meet ONE of the following requirements:

  • A school-aged or younger child (birth to 18 years) must be living in the household
  • All members of the household must be 60 years or older
  • All members of the household must be homebound

If you do not meet these qualifications, both the Victory Mission and Salvation Army assist adult-only households.

2018 Thanksgiving Dinner Baskets

Crosslines offer Thanksgiving food assistance for residents of Greene County. Thanksgiving food baskets include a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. You can apply for both Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance.

Applications for Thanksgiving food baskets can be filled out at Crosslines during the following days and times:

Monday, Oct. 15 through Saturday, Oct. 20

9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Thursday, Oct. 18

3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Monday, Oct. 22 through Friday, Oct. 26

9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

2018 Christmas Assistance Programs

Christmas Food Baskets

Crosslines provides Christmas food baskets to Families. Baskets include a traditional holiday dinner.

Toy Store

The Toystore provides brand-new toys for children. Parents can shop the Toystore an pick out five items for their child: a large toy, a medium toy, a small toy, a book, and a knit item.

Adopt-A-Family

Families matched in the adoption program will receive food and toys (if they have children). Families may also receive clothing and household items.

*Families chosen for adoption in the past 2 years are not eligible for adoption.

Share Your Christmas Adoption

Share Your Christmas allows families to share their stories in the Springfield News-Leader. Names never appear in the story, and family situations are written in general terms to protect privacy. Families selected for Share Your Christmas fill out a form to request items they need, and receive assistance from community members reading the articles.

Application Process

Applications can be filled out at Crosslines during the following days and times:

Monday, Oct. 15 through Saturday, Oct. 20

9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Thursday, Oct. 18

3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Monday, Oct. 22 through Friday, Oct. 26

9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Monday, Nov. 26 – Saturday, Dec. 1

9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Thursday, Nov. 29

3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Applications also ask families to write about their current situation and reasons for need. Selected stories of families who have had a particularly difficult year (references will be requested and checked) may be shared with Springfield News-Leader or with donors in the Adopt-a-Family program. You may want to write down your story before you come into Crosslines to speed up the application process, but writing it beforehand is not a requirement.

* We do not hold applications. If you do not have all the required material at the time of application, we must shred the application and you must come back at a later time and start the process again. This policy is in place to protect your personal information.

 

If you have additional questions, please call 417-865-5810 or email Wes.

Applying for Homebound Clients

If all members of the household are homebound, an aide or another individual NOT living in the household must apply with a signed permission note from the client. This person should bring the following items to Crosslines when they come to apply:

  • The client’s ID
  • A piece of the client’s mail less than 30 days old
  • The Social Security cards of every member in the client’s household
  • A note signed by the client giving the aide permission to apply