The Living Room
The Living Room will be a non-clinical, recovery-focused resource for anyone struggling with mental health conditions, substance use disorders or life issues.
This is Cross Over Ministries’ heartbeat — a Christ-centered Crisis Intervention Program right in Montgomery County. And with your help, we are ready to start the process of creating “The Living Room”.
A small sample of Cross Over Ministries’ “The Living Room” is open to the public.
Friday 4:30pm-8:30pm (closed Sep 2))
102 N. Main Street, Suite #1, Hillsboro, Illinois (2nd floor of the Montgomery County Farm Bureau)
An alternative to emergency departments
Offering People in Crisis a Refuge
Do you or someone you know ever need a place just to relax—a place where you are valued—where acceptance and support are the focus? You know, the kind of place where even if you were experiencing some sort of mental health crisis in your life,
there would be people there who truly knew what you were going through and didn’t judge you? A place you could go where you are an integral part of your own recovery and wellness plan—and that plan included the things in life you like best—like
animals or art or comedy or music or gardening or writing or—a million other things that make you unique, make YOU the YOU, YOU were created to be!
Sound too good to be true? Well, right now, it is NOT available in Montgomery County. We do not have a crisis intervention program that offers a choice between going to an Emergency Room or perhaps being transferred in an ambulance to a lock-up facility.
Can you imagine instead going to a “Living Room?” Yes, that’s right—“The Living Room.” Cross Over Ministries understands implementation of “The Living Room” requires a plan and course of action.
As stated previously, a small sample of “The Living Room” is available at our current location in Hillsboro, IL.
Friends, don’t get (us) wrong: by no means do (we) count ourselves experts in all of this, but (we) have (our) eye(s) on the goal, where God is beckoning (us) onword-to Jesus. (We) are off and running and we are not turning back.
Philippians 3:13-14 (From the Bible translation, “The Message”)
Now, don’t get us wrong—we realize “The Living Room” is not for everyone. And yes, there will be rules and regulations that some may not like, and therefore they choose not to use this type of crisis intervention.
But we believe there are many in our communities who could benefit greatly from “The Living Room”. And we are ready to start the process.
- Must be eighteen years or older
- Cannot be under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Must respect the recovery journey of other guests
- Experiencing behavioral, emotional or mental crises
- Physically capable of moving about without assistance
- Not for individuals whose primary need is housing
- Adhere to the necessary regulations of the HOME so that it remains a safe, accepting, respectful, and supportive environment of recovery for all of our guests