ACROSS is a grass roots organization that was formed in Ennis, Texas in 1993 to provide interim housing to local individuals and families who are homeless or on the verge of becoming homeless due to a crisis. Our goal is to provide a safe place for these people to get back on their feet.
Many of the people we help have suffered a house fire, unexpected job loss, illness, death in the family or other life altering event that has led them to desperation. Not only do we provide these people with a safe place to live, we assist them in putting their lives back together. We try to help them find jobs, child care, counseling, transportation, health care etc. We do all of this in order to fufill the command that Jesus Christ gave the world – Love each other.
ACROSS describes itself as a hand up, not a hand out. We provide assistance to those with a desire to better themselves. Many local citizens have contributed their time, money and labor over the years to keep this organization moving forward. ACROSS currently owns a four unit housing facility at the corner of S. Sherman and Lampasas Streets in Ennis and the vacant lot across the street.