Cross Over Ministries

Serving Montgomery County, Illinois


Who Are We?

Cross Over Ministries is a Christ-centered community committed to cultivating mental health opportunities through Hope, Opportunity, Mercy, and Encouragement.

Healing & Wellness Workshop

13 Week DivorceCare Online Support Group

Thursdays & Mondays, Sep 24 — Dec 17, 2020 — 7pm

DivorceCare AND DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) 13 week program in an online virtual format.
A safe, fun place where your children (and you!) can learn skills that will help them heal. DC4K groups blend, games, music, stories, videos and discussion to help kids process the divorce and move forward. Groups meet weekly ONLINE and are designed for children ages 5-12. An adult program runs concurrently.

DivorceCare Program Series
Suicide Loss and Luminary Event

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day Ceremony

Saturday, November 21, 2020 — 5:00 pm

Cross Over Ministries in Montgomery County is planning a special ceremony in honor of International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day on Saturday November 21, at 5:00 pm. The ceremony will be held at Shane Cole Memorial Park in Nokomis. This ceremony will be held in support of those who have been affected by suicide. From friends and family members to co-workers and classmates, many have been affected in some way or another.

Luminaries can be ordered for $5.00 and will be lit in memory of a lost loved one and the ceremony will include reading the names of those lost to suicide. “We want to come together to show love and comfort to those affected by suicide loss,” said volunteer Andrea Ruppert. For more information about the ceremony, contact Cross Over Ministries at or Jodi Reynolds or Andrea Ruppert.

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Counselors & 24 hour Mental Health Crisis Hotline

Illinois Remote Patient Monitoring Program & Montgomery County Support Lines

Illinois has set up a Remote Patient Monitoring Program for mental health services. This telehealth and mental health support line is for underserved communities and those at risk during the COVID 19 pandemic. To access this program, text TALK to 552020. Please do not wait to get the mental health treatment you deserve.

Also remember that Montgomery County Mental Health is open and has available counselors for you. You can call them Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at 217-532-2001 (Hillsboro) and 217-324-3430 (Litchfield).

There is also a 24 hour Mental Health Crisis Hotline which can be reached at 888-324-5052 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and after hours or weekends at 217-313-4730.

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Please Pardon Our Dust

We are hard at work to bring you a new website!

We appreciate your patience as we finish our redesign, and look forward to announcing the completion of our website in the near future.


Upcoming Events & Meetings

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 — 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Cross Over Ministries Board Meeting
Hillsboro Area Hospital Conference Room (1200 E. Tremont Street, Hillsboro, IL)

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 — 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Cross Over Ministries Board Meeting
Hillsboro Area Hospital Conference Room (1200 E. Tremont Street, Hillsboro, IL)

Our Mission

Through Hope, Opportunity, Mercy, and Encouragement

We are cultivating mental health opportunities and promoting individual recovery and wellness through:

  • Resources for mental health, recovery, and suicide prevention
  • Assistance with co-pays, Transportation
  • Training opportunities
  • Support and Recovery groups
  • Community awareness and advocacy
  • Story Sharing in the form of Memorials and Testimonials
To Achieve Our Mission

Long-, Mid-, & Short-term Goals

From holding educational and fundraising events, to growing the ministry, to evaluating and expanding programs, to establishing both a crisis-intervention facility and a long-term recovery residence, our goals represent what we see as current mental health opportunities in our community.

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Mental Health By The Numbers

About one in five adults has a diagnosable mental disorder. Mental illnesses are more common than cancer, diabetes or heart disease. Also, data shows that if you have a mental illness, your chance of having a substance use disorder is as high as 50%. Mental illness can affect persons of any age, race, religion, gender identity or socioeconomic status. People affected by mental illness include our church members, our friends and families, and ourselves, as well as all the people who support those experiencing mental illness. With proper care and treatment, between 70 and 90 percent of persons with mental illnesses experience a significant reduction of symptoms and an improved quality of life.

Approximately 1 in 25 adults in the U.S. (11.2 million) experiences a serious mental illness in a given year that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities.


More than 90% of people who die by suicide show symptoms of a mental health condition.


18.1% of adults in the U.S. experience an anxiety disorder such as posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and specific phobias.


Half of all chronic mental illness begins by age 14; three-quarters by age 24. Despite effective treatment, there are long delays—sometimes decades—between the first appearance of symptoms and when people get help.


Only 41% of adults in the U.S. with a mental health condition receive mental health services each year.


Drop Us A Line!

Better yet, see us in person! All Board meetings are open to the public.
We love our community. Join us at our events, meetings and fundraisers. Say Yes! Be Aware! Show You Care!