Crossroads is the first green multi service emergency housing facility in Alameda County. Valued at $11 million| Crossroads boasts beautiful green architecture and great collaboration among private and public entities| leveraging a third of its funding from private sources. The largest of its kind in Alameda County| Crossroads is a 125 bed emergency housing program that resonates with hope. As a NY Times article stated during the grand opening of Crossroads| it is a place for healing inside and out. At Crossroads| singles and families| including people living with HIV/AIDS| receive the necessary skills to obtain employment and permanent housing in a dignified and healing environment. Crossroads is a crucial link for the homeless and a major entry point to Alameda Countys safety net of services. It is the first line of defense for the homeless where they can access more than a place to stay and three meals. A key program element includes individualized support| through case management| which helps homeless people advocate for themselves and connects them to services to assist them in becoming self reliant. Crossroads also provides life skills training| health care connections| mental health and substance abuse counseling| access to permanent housing and job/career counseling.