A Christ-Center Community committed to supporting people with mental health and substance use challenges in their recovery and wellness journeys through:

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Serving Montgomery County, Illinois & the surrounding area

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  DivorceCare (Online Sessions, In Person Sessions) and DC4K (Online Sessions for ages 9-12) beginning September 2022: Sign Up Today! | New “Strengthening Families Program” beginning September 20, 2022: Sign Up Today!  

Support, Partner, Lead

Be Well — Stay Well — Live Well — Finish Well

  Training Opportunity

Trauma Informed Seminar

October 13, 2022 — 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

S.A.A.D. Building (119 W. State St., Nokomis, IL 62075)

Limited Seating Available! Register by Oct 10:
Call 217-608-0266 or

Cross Over Ministries presents “Trauma Informed Seminar for Our Community”. Attend FREE training focused on recognizing and applying proven methods for interacting with community members who have experienced trauma. IAODAPCA CEUs have been applied for.

Presented by Trenda Hedges, CRSS, CPRS, Whole Hearted Counseling.

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  Our Vision & Mission

Cross Over Ministries offers individual recovery and wellness through:

  • Resources for Mental Health, DivorceCare, & Substance Use Recovery
  • Training Opportunities for QPR Suicide Prevention & Trauma Informed Care
  • Grief Support & Theraputic Activity groups
  • Community Awareness & Advocacy
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  Shop Online and Earn $$ for Cross Over Ministries

You Shop, AmazonSmile Donates

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Are you an Amazon shopper? Did you know that when you shop using AmazonSmile, the company will donate a half-percent of each eligible purchase to a charity you choose? Now that you know, why not choose the one that helps people with mental health conditions and/or substance use disorders discover their own recovery and wellness journey. Bookmark and shop https://smile.amazon.com/ch/83-1861110 to support Cross Over Ministries. Or shop with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon app (find it in the Main Menu Settings!).

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  Family Wellness: Thrive with Skills & Security

14 Week Strengthening Families Program

Classes begin September 20, 2022 — 6:00-8:30pm

102 N. Main Street, Suite #1, Hillsboro (2nd floor of the Montgomery County Farm Bureau)

The Strengthening Families Program (SFP) helps families give their children what they need to thrive. It’s about taking advantage of your unique strengths as a parent and ensuring you have the skills and supports you need to make sure your child, and your family as a whole, are safe, secure, and happy.

Parents and youth attend 14 weekly classes together, learning parenting skills and youth life and refusal skills. Sessions last a total of 2.5 hours each week. This free program is for youth in grades 6-12 with free childcare for children under that range. A free dinner will be provided for all families each week before sessions begin.

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  Emotional, Psychological, & Social Well-Being

Relive the Best Of COM’s Conquering the Mind Mental Health Summit

Thank you to everyone who attended our first Conquering the Mind Mental Health Summit For Recovery and Wellness on March 12, 2022! The event was a huge success, bringing together more than 125 community members to focus on sharing stories of survival and recovery and bringing healing to Montgomery County. For those of you who could not attend the event in person or simply want to re-experience it, please check out the Summit Highlights Page, now featuring videos of our main speakers, the individual stories, and the intro to the Musical!

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  Seek Treatment From Substance Use Disorders

Cross Over Ministries is your Access Point for the Safe Passages program

  • What is Safe Passages? Safe Passages is a “no wrong door” approach where an individual can walk into any access point for linkage to substance use disorder treatment. A field support specialist can link you with inpatient or outpatient services.
  • How does Safe Passages work? An individual would walk in to the access point and request assistance in finding treatment for their substance use disorder from an officer or staff member.
  • When can you access Safe Passages access points? You can utilize safe passage access points at any location as long as they are open to the public. Find Cross Over Ministries’ Open Hours on The Living Room informational page.
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  Friends Reaching Out—Grief Support

FROGS for Spring: Second Edition of COM’s Grief Support Newsletter

Cross Over Ministries has published our second issue of our new grief support newsletter called FROGS (Friends Reaching Out—Grief Support)! Look inside the Spring 2022 issue for ways to seek hope, forgiveness, and channel loss into purpose; embrace the ups and downs of grieving; and find community in others with shared experience.

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  Employment Opportunity

Apply to Intern/Work for Cross Over Ministries!

Interested in becoming a part of the Cross Over Ministries’ (COM) team? Apply for an internship or paid position! Serving in this capacity is an experience that will give you the opportunity to grow in your relationship with the Lord and with others. You will be actively involved in helping people with mental health conditions and/or substance use disorders discover their own recovery and wellness journey. You will also be contributing to the vision and mission of COM. Our Board will be relying upon you to give us advice regarding specific goals and the actions required to meet them.

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  Calendar

Upcoming

Schedule Varies

COM & “The Living Room” is Open to the Public
Second level in the Montgomery County Farm Bureau (102 N Main Street, Suite #1, Hillsboro, IL)
Visit our TLR page for this month’s Open Hours.


Fourth Wednesday — 6:30-8:00 pm

Cross Over Ministries Monthly Board Meeting
Second level in the Montgomery County Farm Bureau (102 N Main Street, Suite #1, Hillsboro, IL)


September - December in 2022

13 Week DivorceCare & DK4K Programs (Choose Online or In Person)
Cross Over Ministries and Montgomery County area churches are collaborating to bring DivorceCare and DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) to Hillsboro, Litchfield, and other communities. Both programs work together to foster communication between parents and their children through a difficult transition. In Autumn 2022, both DivorceCare and DC4K will meet ONLINE weekly for the 13-week program. There will also be an IN PERSON adult group program. Go To Registration

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  Recovery Article

5 Landmarks for Mental Health Recovery & Resiliency

As you travel through your recovery and resiliency journey, there are a few landmarks along the way that will help you know that you’re moving in the right direction!

  1. Community
  2. Renewed Sense of Hope
  3. Healthy Lifestyle
  4. Resting in Grace
  5. Serving Others

What are other landmarks that have encouraged you in your mental health journey?

  Resources

Text Lines & Montgomery County Phone 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.

Additionally, you can text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States to reach a crisis counselor anytime.

Locally, the Montgomery County Health Department has a 24-hour crisis hotline at 1-888-324-5052. They are also open Monday through Friday and can be reached at 1-217-532-2001. Counselors are a phone call away.

Please do not wait to get the mental health treatment you deserve.

Let your community support you!

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Every Dollar Makes A Difference

Help Cross Over Ministries save lives and cultivate opportunities for healing and wellness for people with mental health and/or substance use challenges in Montgomery County, Illinois & the surrounding area. Cross Over Ministries is funded through events and donations from people like you.

Mental Health By The Numbers

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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Drop Us A Line!

Better yet, see us in person! All Board Meetings are open to the public and are on the fourth Wednesday of every month at our location, 102 N. Main Street, Suite #1, Hillsboro, Illinois. We would love to have you join us!
We love our community. Join us at our events, meetings, and fundraisers.